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Crafting is a great way to get creative and have fun while staying at home. Whether you’re looking for a fun activity to do with the kids or just want to make something special for yourself, there are plenty of easy crafts you can do without having to leave the house. Here are some fun and easy crafts that you can do at home.
DIY Paper Crafts
Paper crafts are a great way to get creative without having to spend a lot of money. You can make paper flowers, origami, paper airplanes, or even create your own greeting cards. All you need is some colorful paper, scissors, and glue. For more complex projects, you may need some additional supplies like markers or paint.
No-sew projects are perfect for those who don’t know how to sew but still want to make something special. You can make no-sew blankets, pillows, bags, and even clothes. All you need is fabric, scissors, and a hot glue gun. With just these few supplies, you can create something unique and beautiful that will last for years.
Upcycled crafts are a great way to repurpose items that would otherwise be thrown away. You can use old t-shirts to make rugs or bags, plastic bottles to make planters or bird feeders, and cardboard boxes to make toys or decorations. With a little bit of creativity and imagination, you can turn everyday items into something special and unique.
Crafting is an enjoyable activity that anyone can do at home without having to leave the house. Whether you’re looking for paper crafts, no-sew projects, or upcycled crafts – there are plenty of fun and easy crafts that you can do at home. So grab your supplies and get creative.
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Use these spelling homework ideas to add variety to your kids' spelling routine. Regardless of their age, most students need to practice, practice, practice their new spelling words, and that can quickly become boring, boring, boring!
To keep your kids engaged in the process, try some of these ideas this week. Don't miss the first half of our list.
Printable list of spelling homework ideas
21. Write a brand-new tall tale that uses 10 of your spelling words.
22. Write a poem using at least 3 of your spelling words.
23. Sort your spelling words using their parts of speech.
24. Type 5 of your words into a word processing program. Use its dictionary to find and copy definitions.
25. Write the letters of your words in ABC order. (For example, STUDY would be DSTUY.)
26. Write the words on a piece of graph paper so that every word intersects with another word, if possible.
27. Try to form new words by changing just one letter in each spelling word. Example: load - loaf
28. Try to form new words by adding one letter to each spelling word. (Example study - sturdy)
29. Write a story about your favorite holiday that uses at least 6 spelling words.
30. Write a story about a terrible, awful day that uses at least 6 spelling words.
31. Use building blocks, toys or other items to form your spelling words.
32. Rewrite all your spelling words using a code. Include the code on the page. Ask a family member to solve.
33. Draw a picture for 10 of your spelling words.
34. Make a greeting card for a family member that uses at least 3 of your spelling words.
35. Write 5 sentences so that each one contains a spelling word and a synonym or antonym for the spelling word.
36. Write sentences using two spelling words in each sentence.
37. Think of a shape that relates to each spelling word. Then try to write the word in that shape.
38. Write a new song to an old tune ( Jingle Bells, Mary Had a Little Lamb, etc.) that uses several of your spelling words.
39. Write each word 6 times, using a different style of letters each time. (Use cursive letters, block letters, curvy letters, etc.)
40. Write the title of a fictional book for each spelling word.
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30 Spelling Activities for ANY List of Words
- March 6, 2020
We work hard to teach our students the correct way to spell words. We spend countless hours creating spelling practice activities that are fun and not just writing the word multiple times. Are you ready to get some of those hours back?! Take a look at these fabulous EDITABLE Spelling Activities we have created for your students to practice their word lists.
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- Enter your spelling list into the first page of the packet.
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1. spelling list.
This is the page where you will type in your spelling words (up to 15 words). It can be sent home for students to study during the week, as well as for parents to cut apart and use as flashcards.
2. MAGIC WORDS
Write each spelling word in white crayon, then color over with a marker to watch them “magically” appear.
3. ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Write each spelling word in ABC order.
4. RAINBOW SPELLING
5. WRITE A SENTENCE
6. SECRET CODE
7. ROLL A SPELLING WORD
Roll the dice to see which way you are going to practice your spelling words. Which number did you roll the most?
8. WORD ILLUSTRATIONS
Students choose 4 different spelling words to illustrate. As an extension, can they write a sentence to go with the picture?
9. TRACE WORDS
Practice each word as you trace it with different writing tools.
10. EMOJI SPELLING
11. PATTERN BLOCK SPELLING
12. VOWELS AND CONSONANTS
13. SCRABBLE SPELLING
14. SPIN IT — SPELL IT
15. SPELLING MAZE
16. SPELLING SPIRAL
17. SPELLING WORD SYLLABLES
Students practice separating their spelling words into syllables. Count on fingers, clap your hands, or stomp your feet to see how many syllables are in each word. Then circle the corresponding number.
18. SILLY WRITING
19. PYRAMID SPELLING
20. SPELLING RHYMES
21. SPELLING COLORS
22. WORD SEARCH
For your higher-level kiddos, this word search is great! They write their words either across, down, or as a challenge, diagonal on the grid. Then place random letters among the words. Share with a partner to see if they can find all of your “hidden” words!
23. WORD ART
24. CREATE A STORY
How many spelling words can your students include in a story? Write a short story that makes sense and illustrate it.
25. KEYBOARD WORDS
26. STAMPING SPELLING WORDS
Everybody loves dot markers! Grab a few different colors and stamp your spelling words as you read them.
27. SYNONYMS AND ANTONYMS
For a more challenging activity, connect spelling practice with vocabulary work by finding a synonym and antonym for each spelling word.
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Perfect for partner spelling activities. Your students can each take a color and play tic-tac-toe with their spelling words.
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Fun Ways to Practice Spelling Words
Spelling words are a fact of life with elementary school kids.
I remember them clearly from my years in school and we’ve had plenty of years of practice with my own two girls.
My struggle has always been making them interesting. We’ve got to practice them, right? So, how can we have fun?
Luckily, there are many fun ways to practice spelling words that you can try. Here are over 30 ideas that will keep your spelling work fun and interesting.
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How to Make Spelling Fun
For the longest time, the only ideas for practicing spelling words I could come up with were practice tests and writing them over and over and over again. Boring!
So, let’s think outside the box to come up with some ways to make spelling fun.
Here’s some things to consider:
Can we use something other than a pencil to write our words?
How can we take our work outside?
Is there a way to keep active kids moving?
What unique supplies can I find to help with our homework?
In addition to these questions, you also need to think about your child’s interests. Do they enjoy art? Do they love LEGOs? What are their favorite toys and activities? And, can you incorporate that into your spelling homework in order to make it more fun?
Also, make sure you have several ideas in your pocket. Try some of these spelling activities for ideas – there are over 30 activities listed. You’ve got to mix it up and provide some variety!
In the following list you’ll find many different ways to learn. There are active ideas and artistic ideas. Some activities are fine motor and others are gross motor.
No matter what you child enjoys, you’ll find some great options to help make their spelling homework fun.
Spelling practice doesn't have to be boring! Try these fun, hands-on ways to practice spelling words at home or in the classroom.
Spelling Word BINGO
Turn your spelling list into a fun BINGO game with this simple template.
Rainbow Writing Spelling Word Practice
Rainbow writing is a fun and colorful way to practice your spelling and learning your words with repetition.
Chalkboard Spelling Word Erase
Use a chalkboard for simple spelling practice when you write your words and then erase them.
LEGO Spelling Words Activity for Kids
Grab your LEGO bricks and build your spelling words.
Finger Painting Spelling Words
Grab your art supplies and write your words with your finger.
Secret Code Spelling Words
Turn your word list into a secret code with this fun activity that adds a little math to your spelling practice.
Salt Tray Spelling Words
A salt tray is a great sensory idea for any list of words.
Practice Spelling Words with Sticky Notes
If your kid's always trying to steal your Post-Its, they'll love this spelling activity!
Dot Marker Spelling Words
Dot markers aren't just for preschool. They're also a fun way to write words.
Practice Spelling with Letter Stamps and Play Dough
Use play dough as a canvas to stamp your words with letter stamps.
Write Spelling Words with Paint in a Bag
Paint in a bag is fun to play with and it's also a great way to practice your spelling words.
Watercolor Resist Spelling Words
Use watercolor resist to turn your word list into an art project.
Make Scrabble Tile Spelling Words
Borrow the tiles from your Scrabble game and use them to build your words.
Write Shaving Cream Spelling Words
Use a tray of shaving cream for a fun sensory spelling activity.
Practice Spelling with Pipe Cleaner Words
Grab a package of pipe cleaners and use them to build the letters in your words.
Practice at Home by Painting Spelling Words
Pencils aren't the only writing tool you can use. Try writing your words with a paint brush.
Sidewalk Chalk Spelling Words
Take your homework outside and write your spelling words on the driveway.
Make Spelling Words with Letter Stamps
Use your letter stamps to write out all your spelling words.
Write Spelling Words on the Window
Did you ever want to draw on the window? Here's a fun and easy-to-clean way to write all over the window.
Car Spelling Word Tracing
Get out the toy cars and let them zoom all around your words.
Create a Spelling Words Word Search
Find out how to make a fun word search with your own set of spelling words.
Pinprick Spelling Words
Pinprick spelling words are a fun fine-motor activity to help you practice at home.
Disappearing Spelling Words
Can you make your spelling words disappear? You can with this fun activity which is very popular at my house.
Spelling Outside with a Driveway Letter Grid
Spelling with a driveway letter grid is a great activity for kids who learn best by moving (or any kid with extra energy after school).
Create Play Dough Spelling Words
Use a batch of play dough to mold all the letters for your words.
Make Words with Alphabet Clothespins
Make a set of alphabet clothespins to use for spelling your word list.
Make Spelling Fun by Writing with Cotton Swabs
Toss the paint brush and use a cotton swab with paint to write your words.
Spelling Word Scramble
Learn how to turn your spelling word list into a fun word scramble activity.
Type Spelling Words on a Computer
Your kids can have a little screen time when they use a computer to type their spelling words.
Fun Spelling Practice with Dry Beans
Build your spelling words out of dry beans for a fun & hands-on practice.
Alphabet Bead Spelling Words
Invest in a set of alphabet beads to use to practice spelling words all year long.
Movement Spelling: Walk Your Spelling Words
How to study spelling words.
Now that you’ve got a ton of ideas, how do you use them to actually study and learn your words?
When you sit down with a new spelling list with your child. Go through the words with them. Specifically, look for any spelling rules that they need to keep in mind. Do the words have silent e’s? Are there any consonant groupings (such as ch or st) or vowel groupings (such as ea or ai)? You can refer to this list of spelling rules for help.
Another thing to keep in mind is repetition. Reading through your list multiple times won’t do the trick. You need to actually spell them and write them, sometimes over and over again.
Some words will be easy to learn (or your child already know how to spell them) and others will be harder. When practicing, you don’t need to give equal weight to each word. Some days you may only want to use the tricky words in your spelling activities or just focus on the one word that your child is stuck on. An activity like Pinprick Words is perfect for those times when you need to go over one or two specific words.
Ways to Practice Spelling Words At Home
While these activities are intended for both classroom at home, every one of them will work as after school practice.
Once you’ve tried out several ideas, decide which ones were favorites. These are the activities that we’ll want to prepare for by gathering (or purchasing) supplies and setting up a spelling homework station. This way, you don’t have to prep activities every single day.
Just because you prepare for certain activities doesn’t mean that you can’t do some of the other ideas!
You don’t need anything fancy to set up your supplies in a homework station. I’d suggest just a box or bin that could be easily put away and easy for your child to use. A small storage bin with a lid and handle would be perfect! Once you’ve found your bin, just fill it with the supplies you need.
If you don’t have a place to tuck away your bin, you can store your supplies in a cute, decorative bin. Here’s a pretty rustic wooden supply caddy that would look cute sitting out on a desk.
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