Writing spelling words over and over isn’t fun.
That’s why I try to come up with lots of new and fun ways to practice spelling words.
This week the snowy weather inspired this spelling word practice for winter.
This simple activity is also a fun sight words practice idea. Just use your child’s sight word list and let them practice spelling the words and reading them to you.
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Spelling Word Practice for Winter
- Letter Tiles
- Large, Shallow Container
- Your Child’s Spelling or Sight Word List
Start by putting several inches of snow at the bottom of a large, shallow storage container.
Don’t have snow where you’re at? You could do this activity using Magic Snow too! (Put it in the refrigerator first, and it will even be cold like real snow!)
Have your child use their word list to write each word with the letter tiles in the snow. To add an extra layer of learning, have them say each letter as they add it to the snow.
Once they feel comfortable with the words, you can take the list and give them the words orally to spell.
Sight Word Practice
You can also use this idea to practice sight words.
Have your child use the letter tiles to write their words in the snow. Then have them read the words aloud to you.
Be sure to give plenty of time to play with the letters in the snow on their own, too!
We had lots of fun writing spelling words in snow.
I hope your child enjoys this spelling word practice for winter as much as mine did.
You may also enjoy these posts:
- Practice Spelling with Kinetic Sand Castles
- Spelling Practice with Water Beads
- Winter Crafts & Activities
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Originally published February 18, 2015.