Fun Ways to Practice Your Spelling Words

ABC order- Write your words in alphabetical order.

Reversed words - Write your words in ABC order -backwards!

Rainbow Words - Write your words in three colors.

Backwards Words- Write your words forwards, then backwards.

Silly sentences -Use all your words in sentences.

Picture words - Draw a picture and write your words in the picture.

Words without Vowels - Write your words replacing all vowels with a line.

Words without Consonants - Same as above but replace consonants with lines.

Story words - Write a short story using all your words.

Scrambled words -Write your words, then write them again with the letters mixed up.

Wordsearch II -Make a wordsearch with a friend, then trade and solve.

Wordsearch I - Complete a wordsearch made by someone else.

Crossword - Make or complete a crossword puzzle using your words.

Surround words - Write your words on graph paper and outline in colors.

Ransom words - Write your words by cutting out letters in a newspaper or magazine and glue them on a paper.

Pyramid Words - Write your words adding or subtracting one letter at a time. The result will be a pyramid shape of words.

Words-in-words - Write your word and then write at least 2 words made from each.

Delicious words - Write your words in whipped cream, peanut butter,or anything you can eat! Bring in a note from a parent!

Good Clean Words -Write your words in shaving cream on a counter or some other surface that can be cleaned safely.

Dirty Words - Write your words in mud or sand.

Pasta Words - Write your words by arranging alphabet pasta or Alphabits. Glue on paper.

3D words - Use modeling clay rolled thinly to make your words.

Create an activity - Can you think of a fun way to do your spelling activities? Try it out!

JigSaw Puzzle words - Use a blank puzzle form. Write your words on the form, making sure that the words cross over the pieces. Then cut them out (color if you wish) and put them in a baggie with your name on it. When you and a friend have completed your puzzles, trade and put them back together.

Magazine words - Use an old magazine or newspaper and find your word. Cut it out and glue it on paper.

Cheer your words - Pretend you are a cheerleader and call out your words!

Sound Words - Use a tape recorder and record your words and their spelling. Then listen to your tape, checking to see that you spelled all the words correctly.

X Words - Write two words having one common letter so they criss-cross.

Other Handed - If you are right-handed, write with your left, or vice versa.

Choo-Choo Words - Write the entire list end-to-end as one long word, using different colors of crayon or ink for different words.

Silly String - With a long length of string, "write" words in cursive, using the string to shape the letters.

Backwriting - Using your finger, draw each letter on a partners' back, having the partner say the word when completed.

Telephone Words - Translate your words into numbers from a telephone keypad.

Flashwriting - In a darkened room, use a flashlight to draw letters in the air.

Newspaper Words - Search a newspaper page from top to bottom, circling each letter of a word as you find it.

30 Second Words - Write a TV commercial using all the words from your list.

Popsicles - Make words using popsicle sticks.

Secret Code Words - Number the alphabet from 1 to 26, then convert your words to a number code.

Etch-A-Word - Use an Etch-A-Sketch to write your words.

Morse Code - Convert your words to Morse Code


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