Spelling Activities
20+ Ways to Practice Your Spelling Words at Home
  1. ABC Order- Write your words in alphabetical order.
  2. Rainbow Words - Write your words in three colors.
  3. Backwards Words- Write your words forwards, then backwards.
  4. Silly Sentences -Use all your words in ten sentences.
  5. Picture Words - Draw a picture and write your words in the picture.
  6. Story Words - Write a short story using all your words.
  7. Scrambled Words -Write your words, then write them again with the letters mixed up.
  8. Wordsearch -Make a wordsearch with a friend, then trade and solve. www.puzzlemaker.com
  9. Crossword - Complete a pre-made crossword puzzle. www.puzzlemaker.com
  10. Ransom Words - Write your words by cutting out letters in a newspaper or magazine and glue them on a paper.
  11. Pyramid Words - Write your words adding or subtracting one letter at a time. The result will be a pyramid shape of words.
  12. Delicious Words - Write your words in whipped cream, peanut butter, or anything you can eat! Bring in a note from a parent!
  13. Good Clean Words -Write your words in shaving cream on a counter or some other surface that can be cleaned safely.
  14. Dirty Words - Write your words in mud or sand.
  15. Pasta Words - Write your words by arranging alphabet pasta or Alphabits. Glue on paper or bring me a note from a parent and do on a table or counter at home.
  16. Reversed Words - Write your words in ABC order -backwards!
  17. 3D words - Use modeling clay rolled thinly to make your words. Bring a note if done at home.
  18. Create an Activity - Can you think of a fun way to do your spelling activities? Try it out!
  19. Puzzle Words - Use a blank puzzle form. Write your words on the form, making sure that the words cross over the pieces. Then cut them out. (Color if you wish.)
  20. Magazine Words - Use an old magazine or newspaper and find your word. Cut it out and glue it on paper.
  21. Cheer Your Words - Pretend you are a cheerleader and call out your words! (We will do this as a group activity.) Sometimes you'll yell, sometimes you'll whisper! If you want to do this at home with a parent, get them to send me a note that you've done it.
  22. Sound Words - Use a tape recorder and record your words and their spelling. Then listen to your tape, checking to see that you spelled all the words correctly.
  23. X Words - Write two words having one common letter so they criss-cross.
  24. Choo-Choo Words - Write the entire list end-to-end as one long word, using different colors of crayon or ink for different words.
  25. Backwriting - Using your finger, draw each letter on a partner’s back, having the partner say the word when completed.
  26. Flashwriting - In a darkened room, use a flashlight to draw letters in the air.
  27. Newspaper Words - Search a newspaper page from top to bottom, circling each letter of a word as you find it.
  28. Secret Agent Words - Number the alphabet from 1 to 26, and then convert your words to a number code.
  29. Etch-A-Word
- Use an Etch-A-Sketch to write your words.