Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spelling Homework a Chore? We have some ideas to make it fun!

Every day after school my husband gives my daughter a practice spelling test. Any words she misses he has her write 5 times on a piece of paper. Ugh, just writing about that was boring! I can see why my daughter complains. Every week the words get harder and harder and her complaining gets louder and louder.

So as a way to keep the peace and keep my daughter interested in spelling I have come up with a few ways to make practicing spelling words more fun and interactive!

  • Take it outside. Grab a bucket of sidewalk chalk and have your child practice writing their spelling words on the sidewalk or driveway. Don't have chalk? Give them a cup of water and a paintbrush. They can paint the words on the sidewalk! 
  • Head to with the weeks spelling words!  Here you can make word searches and cross word puzzle and even cryptograms. This is a great way for your kid to have some fun while practicing spelling words. 
  • Grab a white board and dry erase markers and let them write the words on there. For some reason my kids LOVES this. 
  • Do you have a kid who loves being on the computer? Have them type out their words!
  • You can use your words to write a short and silly story. 
  • Do you have a set of magnet letters on your fridge? Clear a spot and have your child build the words with the magnets! 
  • Rainbow Writing can be fun. Give your child a set of colored pencils and have them trace each word over and over with different colors. 
How do you keep homework fun? 
Leave us comment and join in the fun! 


  1. Love, love, love these ideas Elissa!

  2. I'm going to use the whiteboard! Duh! How did I not think of that? I have so many in my house! Thanks!


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