Letter Stamps and Play Dough

Do you remember early on in our 31 Ways to Practice Spelling Words series when we got out the play dough to make our words? Well, today I’ve got another fun way to use play dough for your spelling words. We’re going to combine it with our letter stamps and have a little fun.

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To set-up: You’ll need some play dough and a set of letter stamps. Mold the play dough to make a flat surface. We’ll be using the play dough as our writing surface.

Have your child use the letter stamps to stamp their spelling words on the paper. Press lightly! If you press too hard, you can’t see the letters all that well.

Tip: I love to make my own play dough, but store-bought works just as well. If you do want to make your own play dough my favorite recipe is Mama Miss’s Kool-Aid Dyed Play Dough. I made this batch with Tropical Punch and a little extra red food coloring.

After your child has finished stamping all their spelling words, they’ll probably want to play with the play dough. I’m a firm believer that you’re never too old for play dough. It’s not just for toddlers and preschoolers! So, encourage them to play and get creative.

Don’t forget to get out the play dough the next time your child needs to practice spelling words.

Buy the 31 Ways to Practice Spelling Words Ebook

You can purchase a printable form of this book for $7.50 The book is designed to print and turn into a half-page size booklet. It’s perfect to keep at your homework station. Your kids can flip through and find a fun way to practice their spelling words.

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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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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