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30 Spelling Activities for ANY List of Words

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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.

Our Spelling Activities are super simple to use!!!

  1. Enter your spelling list into the first page of the packet.
  2. Choose the activities you want to use that week.  (We have 150+ different pages to choose from!)
  3. Print those activities.

These spelling activities can be sent home as homework, used in a word work center, or as independent practice. You can find all of our editable spelling activities, (general, seasonal, and holiday-themed) on Education to the Core Premium. Join today as a monthly or annual member for instant access to this resource and thousands more.


 

* Spelling Activity Line-Up *

 

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

Write each spelling word across the rainbow.  How many colors can you use?

 

5. WRITE A SENTENCE

Create a sentence that contains each spelling word.

 

6. SECRET CODE

Use the picture code to spell each of your words.

 

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

Use the emoji picture code to spell each of your words.

 

11. PATTERN BLOCK SPELLING

Use the pattern block spelling words to create real-life pattern block spelling words!

 

12. VOWELS AND CONSONANTS

Color all the vowels in one color and the consonants in another in each of the spelling words!

 

13. SCRABBLE SPELLING

Mix math with spelling!! Students can play a bit of Scrabble by adding up the letters in each spelling word.

 

14. SPIN IT — SPELL IT

Create a spinner with paper clips. Students spin the spinner and spell the word that correlates with the number spun!

 

15. SPELLING MAZE

Make your way through the maze.  Check off your spelling words as you pass them!

 

16. SPELLING SPIRAL

Students write each spelling word on the spiral. They keep going until they reach the middle.

 

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

Your students will have so much fun writing their spelling words upside down and with their eyes closed!

 

19. PYRAMID SPELLING

Build your spelling words pyramid style. Begin with the first letter and add one more letter as you write your word down the triangle.

 

20. SPELLING RHYMES

Can your students think of a word that rhymes with each of their spelling words?

 

21. SPELLING COLORS

Students match the color word to the spelling word in order to write the correct word on the line under each crayon.  Added bonus: students will learn to identify color words!

 

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

For the more creative students, color in the fancy letters and decorate around each of the spelling words.

 

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

Use the computer keyboard to practice typing your spelling words. Can you put your fingers on the correct keys?

 

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.

28. SIGN LANGUAGE SPELLING

Students get to learn sign language as they practice each letter of their spelling words with signs.

 

29. How Many Sounds

Students can count the sounds/phonemes in each word as they map it!

 

30. Tic-Tac-Toe Spelling

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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Written By: Janessa Fletcher & Emily Garcia
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