Word Work Practice at Home
1. Rainbow write
2. Use clay or playdough
3. Draw and label each word
4. Use ABC Cheez-It crackers to spell words
5. Bounce and catch a ball as words are spelled - one bounce per letter
6. Use Wikki Stixx
7. Write the words 3x, BIG, medium, and small
8. Write the words on a white board
9. Type the words on a computer
10. Use chalk outside to write each word
11. Cut and paste letters from magazines to spell your words
12. Pour sugar, salt or shaving cream on a tray and write the words in it
13. Paint your words
14. Use Scrabble letters to build your words: add the value of each word
15. Set a timer and see how many times you can write your words in 3 minutes
16. Write your words with your finger on your parents back
17. “Add your words”: each vowel is worth 5 and consonants are worth 10, write your words and add their value
18. Roll and spell your words aloud! Roll a one: spell in a spooky voice, two: spell in a loud voice, three: a quiet voice, four: a squeaky voice, five: robot voice, six: sing your letters
19. Play “hangman” with your words
20. Write your words on graph paper and cut them out
21. In a dark room, “write” your words with a flashlight in the air
22. Search a magazine or newspaper for your words and circle them when you find them
23. Write your words in crayon - use red for vowels and blue for consonants
24. Doodle spelling
Write the words in large letters with a black Sharpie. You can put them all on one large sheet of paper, or make smaller individual cards.
Now it’s time to doodle. Notice the shape of each word as you doodle. You can underline vowels and/or outline the shape of the word. You can make random doodles or other doodles to remind you how the word is spelled. Doodle all around the shape and fill the page.
Add color! Watercolors work well, but crayons are also great!
25. Spelling Battleship
How to Play: This is a two player game. Each player needs a battleship game board and a spelling list they are working on (parents need to use their child’s words). They need to sit across from each other with a shield between them. Before playing each player needs to fill in one side of the game board with six of their spelling words going across (one letter per box). When they are finished filling it in play begins. The first player needs to guess a coordinate such a (1,A) and player 2 has to tell them if they hit a letter or not. If it's a miss they need to mark it on the other board to keep track of what they have called. If they hit a letter, they can keep playing until they miss or guess the word. The player needs to say... you sunk my and then the word they have sunk. When a word is sunk they need to mark it off on their list. When all the letters in a word have been hit, that word has sunk. Players take turns until all words on one board are sunk. The first player to sink all the words wins.