Type Spelling Words on a Computer

My girls love screen time. And, really, don’t all kids? I have discovered that they’re not all that picky about what they doing during that screen time. Sometimes it’s something fun, sometimes it’s something education, and sometimes we’re just watching an interesting YouTube video. So, when it occurred to me that we could use my laptop to practice spelling words, my girls were eager to get going!

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How to set-up:
Grab your laptop (or sit down in front of a desktop) and open up your word processing program. My girls like a large font when they do this, so go ahead and get everything set up the way you like it.

Tip: Mix it up a little and let them choose a fun font. Swirly, bold, it doesn’t matter. But, if it makes it more fun – why not?

Have your child type their spelling words. Call the words out to them and let them spell by memory. Or, if they’re just learning their words, let them refer to the list.

This is such a win-win activity. The kids get screen time. They’re practicing their spelling words and they’re getting familiar with typing in a word processing program. Let’s face it, that’s a skill they’re going to need in life anyway.

When they’re done, I just close everything down. We don’t save or print; there’s really no need. This is such a fun (and very low-prep) way to practice spelling words.

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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