Sometimes you just need a little color in your life. It makes everything so bright, cheerful, and fun – even spelling words.
Today we’re going to practice our spelling words with rainbow writing. This is a method I learned from my girls’ teachers over the years. They use it to learn everything from names and phone numbers to sight words and now spelling words.
It’s so easy and so much fun that your kids will want to use it to practice their spelling words all the time.
Let’s grab a few supplies and get started.
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What is Rainbow Writing?
Rainbow writing is a fun way to use repetition to help practice spelling words and sight words. It’s a simple process where you use multiple colors of pencil or crayon to create a fun rainbow effect when you write.
How to set up this rainbow spelling activity
You will need some lined paper and colorful writing utensils.
We used crayons, but you can also use colored pencils or colored gel pens. (If you use markers, beware! Your words may end up looking brown and not rainbow colored.)
You’ll also need your child’s list of spelling words.
Rainbow Write Spelling Words
Choose 7 or 8 colors.
Start writing your words with one color, then keep writing over it with each additional color.
When you get done, your words will look like rainbows.
Use this method to write each of your spelling words.
If you’ve got a kid who loves rainbows or just need to brighten a dreary day, try some rainbow writing the next time your child needs to practice spelling words.
You’ll want to write your words bigger than normal to have room to trace with each color. Use two or three lines instead of one to write the words.
If you don’t want to use paper for this project, you can also practice rainbow writing with colored chalk on a chalkboard.
This method isn’t just for spelling words! You can use it to practice sight words, letters, numbers, or even math facts.
How have you used rainbow writing?
You may also like one of these spelling activities:
Spelling Words Wall at Rainy Day Mum
Finger Spelling Hopscotch Game at The Measured Mom
Buy the 31 Ways to Practice Spelling Words Ebook
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The ideas will be convenient and ready to use. No need to turn on the computer every day for ideas.
Most activities require little to no prep time. And, if you make sure you have all the supplies on the Master Supply List (included in the book) on hand, you’ll be able to do any of these fun spelling word ideas any time.
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