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1 Rainbow Words: Write your words using 3 different colored markers. On the Back Words: Use your finger to write a spelling word on someone s back. Have them guess what you wrote. Then, switch roles. Surround Words: Write your words on graph paper. Write middle letters, one letter in each box. Use two boxes for above the line and below the line letters. Then outline the words using different colors. Ransom Words: Write your words by cutting out letters from newspapers or magazines. Mistake Words: Have a friend write three of your spelling words on a piece of paper, with one being misspelled. You have to decide which one is incorrect and spell it correctly. Continue until all you have done all of your spelling Exercise Words: Touch your toes while you spell all of your one-syllable Do jumping jacks while you spells your two-syllable Delicious Words: Write your words in whipped cream or something else you can eat! (Jello, pudding, frosting, peanut butter, melted chocolate etc). Ten Question Words: Have a friend write one of your words on a card. Then ask them questions that can be answered yes or no. When you think you know the word, announce it and spell it. Then let your friend try to guess a spelling word you ve written by asking yes/no questions.

2 More Delicious Words: Write your words with cereal, pasta, pretzels, raisins, chocolate chips, marshmallows, cookie dough, popcorn, etc. Cut-Up Words: Write your words leaving a little space in between each letter. Then cut them up and rearrange them back in order. 3-D Words: Use clay, play doh, pipe cleaners, yarn, cotton balls, toothpicks, etc to you re your Good Clean Words: Write your words in shaving cream on a counter or table that can be cleaned easily. (*May need to use a straw if the child does not want to touch the substance) Record-A-Word: Record yourself spelling the words out loud. Then, listen to it. Sponge Words: Use foam or alphabet sponges. Dip them in paint and spell your words on a piece of paper. Acrostic Words: Write your spelling words (on separate pieces of paper) going down the left margin vertically. Write another word you know for each of the letters in the individual spelling Create Your Own Sentence Words: Take any three of your spelling words and write out a sentence. Continue until all your spelling words are used in a sentence. Adding Words: Assign a number to each letter of the alphabet. Then, write your spelling words and add up how much each one is worth. Simon Says Words: Play Simon Says using spelling

3 Computer Words: Type your words on a computer. Print out the finished copy. Flashlight Words: Write your words by shining a flashlight against a wall in the house. Beach Ball Words: Using a beach ball spell a word with a friend. Hit the ball to your friend and begin spelling one of your They should hit it back to you and add the next letter. Continue like this until the word is spelled. Then start again for a new word. You can also do this by yourself and just hit the ball into the air for every letter of the spelling word. Card Words: Play this game with a friend. Take out the face cards to a deck of playing cards. Lay the rest face down in the center of the players. Spell a word and then draw a card. If you spell the word correctly you get the number of points shown on the card. Take turns until all words are spelled. Golf Words: Tape your spelling words individually to the bottom of paper cups. Using a small ball and broom stand five feet from the cups and try to putt the ball into each of the cups. If you get the ball into a cup, spell the word on the bottom of the cup. Sidewalk Words: Go outside and write your words on the sidewalk using chalk. Stair Words: Spell this week s words using word stairs, where the first letter in the new word is the same as the last letter in the word that preceded it, written in stair-like fashion. Concentration Words: Play concentration with your spelling

4 Word Search Words: Make a word search. Give it to a friend to solve (Try Puzzlemaker s Word Search Maker on the web!) ABC Order Words: Write your spelling words in alphabetical order. Reversed ABC Order Words: Write your words in backwards alphabetical order. Jump Rope Words: Spell each of your words while jumping rope. Scrabble Words: Use Scrabble tiles to spell your Then add the numbers on the tiles to determine the value of each word. Clothesline Words: String a bungee cord clothesline between two chairs. Use numerous clip clothespins with different letters of the alphabet written on them. Clip the correct letters in order on the line to spell your spelling Stamped Words; Use a set of alphabet rubber stamps or alphabet markers to stamp your Magnetic Words: Use magnetic letters to spell words on the fridge, a cookie sheet, or a dry erase board. Red and Blue Words: Write your words by using a blue colored pencil, marker, or crayon for all the consonants and a red one for all the vowels. Synonyms and Antonyms Words: See if you can come up with a synonym or antonym for each of your spelling

5 Scrambled Words: Write each of your spelling words in a scrambled fashion. Switch with a friend and see if he/she can figure it out! Spelling by Numbers Words: Write your words in columns according to how many letters are in each word. Syllable Words: Write your words in columns according to how many syllables there are in each word. In-The-Air Words: Extend your arm out in front of you with your thumb up. Spell your words in the air, forming each of the letters, while focusing on your thumb. Stencil Words: Use stencils to write your spelling Whisper Shout Words: Spell your words saying each consonant in a loud voice and each vowel in a whisper. Trash Words: Spell a spelling word to a friend. If you spell it correctly you get a chance to wad up a piece of paper and shoot for two points using the garbage can as the basket. Continue with all Liquid Soap Words: Pour a small amount of scented, liquid soap on a plate. Spell your words into the soap using a different finger for each word. Act It Out Words: Act out a spelling word to a friend. Have them guess the word and spell it. Then it will be their turn to act out a word and allow you to guess and spell.

6 Silly Sentence Words: Think of a word that begins with each of the letters in the spelling word and construct a silly sentence. For instance, the word does might turn into: David often eats snails. This is always more effective when it is paired with a picture or acted out. Or you can use your word in a silly sentence. Ex: My dog wears a blue and purple dress when he takes a bath. Finger Spelling Words: Finger spell your spelling words for the week using sign language. Words-In-Words: Write each word. Try to find smaller words that can be made from the original word. Finger Paint Words: Place a dab of finger paint in a zip-loc bag, tape the bag closed for extra support. Lay the bag out flat on the table and write your words on the bag with your finger. (*Can also use hair gel) Texture Words: Use salt, sand, sugar, or other gritty substance to spell your words on a cookie sheet. Gel Pen Words: Use gel pens and black paper to write your spelling Glued Words: Write your spelling words using a glue bottle on a piece of construction paper. Add glitter! Hopscotch Words: Make a hopscotch board on your sidewalk or driveway with chalk. Write letters instead of numbers and hop your Pyramid Words: Pyramid write your spelling Ex: h ho

7 hom home Hidden Words: Draw and color a picture. Hide your spelling words inside your picture. Show your picture to someone and see if they can find your hidden words! Draw and Label Words: Draw and label your spelling Make sure to color your drawings! Fancy Words: First write in regular letters. Then, write the words again using squiggly or bubble letters. Trace Around Words: Write each of your spelling words using a pencil. Then trace around each word with a crayon, colored pencil, or marker. Rhyming Words: Write each one of your spelling Next to each word, write a rhyming word. If necessary your word can be a nonsense word (as long as it follows the same spelling pattern). Vowel/Consonant Words: Write each of your spelling Then go back and circle all of the vowels. Write them again but this time go back and circle all of the consonants. Upper/Lower Words: Write your spelling words 2 times. First write each word in uppercase letters. Second write each word in lowercase letters. Backwards Words: Write your spelling words forwards, then backwards. Triple Words: Write each spelling word 3 times. First, write each word in pencil. Second, write each word in crayon. Third, write each word in marker.

8 Riddle Words: Write a riddle for each of your spelling Choo-Choo Words: Write the entire list end-to-end as one long word (like a train). Use a different colored crayon for each word. Colorful Words: Write each of your spelling words using a different colored pencil. Musical Words: Write a song or rap using your spelling Other Handed Words: First write your spelling words the way you usually do. Then, try writing the list with your other hand! Letter Writing Words: Write a letter to a friend or family member using each of your Underline the spelling words that you use in your letter. Secret Agent Words: Number the alphabet from Then convert your words to a number code. You must write the actual spelling word next to the code word.

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