10 Easy, Quick and Fun Ways to Study Spelling Words3 min read
We remember how during our school days, the teachers would ask us to write down each word ten times in order to remember the spelling. And this is just how we went about studying spellings.
And to be pretty honest, it was quite an uninteresting and monotonous way to do it.
But you don’t have to subject your kids to the same boring and old methods that you were made to follow!
We have some hands-on ideas for how to study spellings in ways that are not only quick and easy but also much more fun than writing words ten times each!
Let’s check them out!
1. Stamp Words
This is literally just as easy as it sounds! If you have alphabet letter stamps lying at home, why not put them to some good use. This is a really fun way for your child to practice his spellings.
2. Crossword Puzzles
Crossword puzzles are not only fun, but they also get your brain working. You can make your own homemade crossword puzzles by hand. There are several online crossword puzzle makers too that are pretty good.
3. Finger Writing
If your kids are kinesthetic learners, finger writing is a great way to study spelling. This is an awesome multi-sensory study method. Your kids can write the words in rice, sand and even shaving cream!
4. Sidewalk Chalk
If the weather outside is nice, bright and sunny, why not head outdoors with some sidewalk chalk! Isn’t this so much more fun than writing spellings indoors?
5. Playdough Letters
Encourage your kids to use alphabet cookie cutters to cut spelling words out of playdough. They can cut out each word in a different colored dough!
6. Magnetic Letters
Magnetic letters (such as refrigerator magnets) are another interesting way to learn to spell. In fact, magnetic letters are a good opportunity for kids to think about how to construct various words too! This is a fabulous study method for kids who are kinesthetic learners and even dyslexic kids.
7. Spelling Software
You could use various spelling software to help your kids’ study spelling. There are a number of spelling sites, apps and online quizzes available to help kids with spelling.
8. Rainbow Words
If you have older kids who are learning multisyllabic words, you could use different colored markers or color pencils to write each syllable. Using colorful stationery is always a good idea to help one make connections well and study easily.
9. Crayon Scratch Paper
Did you know that you can make homemade crayon scratch paper? Use crayon scratch paper to scratch out words and your kids have found a completely unique way to study their spellings!
10. Ransom Notes
As kids, wasn’t it fun to make ransom notes and letters out of newspapers and old books? Why not encourage your kids to use this simple but enjoyable method to learn their spelling! They can cut out alphabets from newspapers and magazines to form words and stick these in their notebooks!