30 Fun Spelling Activities for Primary

October 4, 2020 by




We spend countless hours creating spelling practice activities for our primary students 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.

30 Fun Spelling Activities for Primary

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 30 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.

 

* Spelling Activity Line -Up *

1. SPELLING LIST

This is where you will type in your words and watch them populate on every other page in the bundle.

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

Your students can be artists and illustrate their spelling words.

9. WORD BOXES

Is the letter tall or short?  Does it go above the middle line or below?  Use the box clues to spell each word.

10. TRACE WORDS

Practice each word as you trace it with different writing tools.

11. EMOJI SPELLING

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

12. PATTERN BLOCK SPELLING

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

13. VOWELS AND CONSONANTS

Color all the vowels red and consonants blue in each of the spelling words!

14. SCRABBLE SPELLING

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

15. SPIN IT — SPELL IT

Spin the spinner and spell the word that correlates with the number the student spun!

16. SPELLING MAZE

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

17. SPELLING SPIRAL

Students will be writing each spelling word on the spiral. They will keep going until they are done.

18. SPELLING WORD SYLLABLES

Students practice separating their spelling words into syllables. Count on fingers, clap hands, or stomp feet to see how many syllables are in each word. Then circle the corresponding number.

19. SILLY WRITING

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

20. 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.

21. SPELLING RHYMES

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

22. 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!

23. 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!

24. WORD ART

Choose four spelling words to illustrate.  Can they write a sentence to go with the picture?

25. CREATE A STORY

How many spelling words can your students include in a story? Write a short story that makes sense and illustrate it.

26. KEYBOARD WORDS

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

27. STAMPING SPELLING WORDS

Everybody loves dot markers! Grab a few different colors and stamp your spelling words as you read them.

28. SYNONYMS AND ANTONYMS

For a more challenging activity, connect spelling practice with vocabulary work by finding a synonym and antonym for each spelling word.

29. SIGN LANGUAGE SPELLING

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

30. How Many Sounds

Students can count the sounds/phonemes in each word and circle the number of sounds!

Using these 30 Fun Spelling Activities for Primary students has really helped a lot of teachers plan their word work centers.  Here are some words from teachers who have purchased this resource:

“This resource is amazing! I happened upon it at the best time possible. The pages are easy to edit and I was excited to include them in the packet I put together for the students for doing their work from home while the schools are shut down. So excited about this.” ~ Kathleen D.

“This is absolutely one of the best Spelling resources to help students study. You can use it through distance or print it out in person. I actually use it both ways because our school is on a Hybrid schedule where we have students some days and virtual others. Thanks for this resource.” ~ Amanda W.

 

~ Written By: Janessa Fletcher

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