Pinprick Spelling Words

I’ve always loved doing small detailed work, which is why this activity is one of my favorites.

Today we’re going to use pinpricks to trace our spelling words.

This is a quiet, detailed activity and it’s a great way to really study the words. Not only that, but it’s fun!

Let’s practice our pinprick spelling words.

Use your fine motor skills to practice your spelling words with this Pinprick Spelling Words activity. It's a great way to really study your words.

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Set-up your pinprick spelling words

You need some pins, a blanket or pillow, and a piece of paper with your spelling words written out.

Write out the spelling words on your paper. Write them big, but not too big.

Remember, the bigger the word, the more pinpricks it will take. So, large words will take a long time to pinprick!

Use your fine motor skills to practice your spelling words with this Pinprick Spelling Words activity. It's a great way to really study your words.

Next grab a pillow or blanket. Use something that will not be damaged by a pinprick, since the pin will be going into it. Choose something stable and something that the paper will fit fully on.

I folded up a flannel blanket. If you do use a blanket, make sure to fold it enough so that the pin does not go all the way through.

Trace your spelling words with pinpricks

Once you’re all set up, have your child use the pin to trace all their words with pinpricks.

This is great detailed work that will also give their fine motor skills a workout. It’s a great choice for quiet work and a fun choice too!

Use your fine motor skills to practice your spelling words with this Pinprick Spelling Words activity. It's a great way to really study your words.

You may also like one of these fun ways to practice spelling words:

Sidewalk Chalk Spelling Words

Make Spelling Words with Scrabble Tiles

Create Play Dough Spelling Words

Make Words with Alphabet Clothespins

Are you enjoying the spelling ideas, but wish they were in printable form. You’re in luck! You can buy the printable ebook, 31 Ways to Practice Spelling Words at this link for $5.00.

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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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