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Archive for January, 2009

Fabulous Face Flashcards

January 29, 2009
Fabulous Face Flashcards

These flashcards are “fabulous faces” because they are of your child’s face. The cards can also be used in games as reinforcement for his spelling words throughout the year and they are great mementoes of the activity that you did together. Flashcards will never be considered boring once you put your son’s picture on them!...
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Dictionary Go Fish

January 29, 2009
Dictionary Go Fish

This is similar to Go Fish but with a twist to make it more of a challenge! Some children really like a challenge and this activity is especially useful as spelling words become more difficult. Dictionary Go Fish Lesson Materials spelling cards made with the Fabulous Face Flashcards Activity cards with the definition of each of...
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Ladder Words

January 29, 2009
Ladder Words

Ladder Words are made with your child’s spelling words in a form that looks like a ladder and your child fills in the missing letters. This activity repeats the letters in a cascade style so hecan easily succeed at the activity while learning the order of the letters for each spelling word. Preparation for Lesson...
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Water Color Painting

January 29, 2009
Water Color Painting

Some children really enjoy painting their spelling words on a piece of paper or the sidewalk (using water instead of paint). If your child paints his spelling words on a sidewalk the sun will “melt” the words away and it gets him outside while still practicing his spelling words. Water Color Painting Lesson Materials: watercolor...
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Pegs and Grid

January 29, 2009
Pegs and Grid

A fun way to practice spelling words is using pegs and a pegboard. The pegs can be used for many rainy day activities as well as spelling. Not only is it a great way for your child to practice his spelling words but also it is great for hand-eye coordination and fine motor development. Pegs...
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Wikki Sticks

January 29, 2009
Wikki Sticks

These colorful strips are wax-covered pieces of string that can be used for many purposes and practicing spelling words is just one of them. Wikki Sticks Lesson Materials: Wikki Sticks or pipe cleaners spelling words from group B sheet protector Place a spelling word from group B inside of the sheet protector. The sheet protector...
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Sand

January 29, 2009
Sand

A favorite activity of many children is practicing their spelling words in sand. It’s like playing in the sand box but with a purpose! Feeling the texture of the sand as your child writes each letter is great for kinesthetic learners. Sand Lesson Materials: sand (approximately 1 cup) tray or cookie sheet with an edge...
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Hair Gel

January 29, 2009
Hair Gel

A simple method to practice spelling words that can be used over and over again is putting a small amount of hair gel in a plastic storage bag and sealing it, then your child can trace the letters with his finger through the gel. Hair Gel Lesson Materials: hair gel (about a cup) gallon size...
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Using Play Dough to Practice Spelling Words

January 29, 2009
Using Play Dough to Practice Spelling Words

This is an easy way for your child to practice spelling words and it is also great for fine motor development. You’ll Need: a copy of the words to learn a sheet protector play dough (recipe follows) One way to practice is by placing one spelling word (written on 81/2 x 11 paper) inside...
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Bright Ideas

January 29, 2009
Bright Ideas

This activity to practice spelling words requires a Lite Brite but since it can also be used just for fun, it might be a worthwhile investment! Bright Ideas Lesson Materials: Lite Brite black construction paper chalk or light colored crayon spelling words Place the black construction paper on the Lite Brite, securing the corners...
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