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
|watercolor or tempera paints|
large handled one for young children or
a small, adult handled brush for older ones
|bowl of water to wash the brush in|
|spelling words from group A|
- Allow your child to choose either a large handled paint brush or an adult small paint brush depending upon which one feels better in his hand.
- Have a bowl of water to wet the brush initially and to rinse off the paint as he selects a new color.
- Place a group A card in the sheet protector and in a spot that your child can see easily.
- Using the card as a guide, have your child paint his spelling words on the paper.
- Hang up the finished work. This work becomes a reminder of the correct spelling of the words.
Painting his spelling words is a simple way to practice and will give his spelling words a whole new look.
- Have your child write his spelling words with a hose on the sidewalk.
- Fill a squirt bottle with water and have your child spray the words on the sidewalk.
- Fill a squirt bottle with water and a few drops of food coloring (be careful could stain clothes) and let your child spray the words in the snow.