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 discoveryeducation.com/free-puzzlemaker/ 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! 

2 comments:

  1. Love, love, love these ideas Elissa!

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  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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