Have you seen those bags of alphabet beads in the craft store?
It’s fun to use them to make jewelry, but there are so many fun educational things you can use them for as well. Like today, we’re going to use them as a fun spelling activity.
So, grab your word list and let’s make some alphabet bead spelling words.
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Once you’re done with your alphabet bead spelling, check out these other fun ways to practice spelling words.
Set Up Your Alphabet Bead Spelling Activity
This activity doesn’t need any set-up beyond grabbing a couple of supplies.
All you need in a bag of letter beads and a printed list of your child’s spelling words. That’s it. Gather everything and have it ready for homework time.
Where to Buy Alphabet Beads
Purchasing your letter beads is the most time-consuming part of this process. But, one you have them, you can do this spelling activity over and over again.
You can usually find them in any craft store or in the craft department at a store like Target and Wal-Mart.
If you don’t want to go out shopping, you can also find the on Amazon. Here are a few options to check out.
Use Letter Beads for Spelling Practice
Once you have the supplies, simply have you child use the beads to spell each of their words.
They can just pick out the letters to form the words. Or, they can thread them onto a pipe cleaner for some additional fine motor practice.
Keep the alphabet beads in a small bag or container, like a cute pencil bag, near your homework station. That way, they’ll always be ready for after school spelling practice.
Fun variations to this Alphabet Bead Spelling Words activity
For an added challenge, call out the words to your child so they have to spell by memory. This adds a fun twist to a practice spelling test.
Give your child the letters of one of their words and mix up the bead. Have them unscramble the letters to make their spelling word.
String your beads on jewelry cord to make a spelling word bracelet. They could even wear the bracelets for some instant word practice. (But make sure to leave the bracelets at home for spelling test day!)
You May Also Like One of These Spelling Activities
Do you want an excuse to play with Post-Its? Then try this spelling activity with sticky notes.
Use these tips to turn your spelling list into a fun Spelling Word Scramble.
Disappearing Spelling Words is a fun activity that adds a little science to your spelling practice.
Keep your spelling words seen when you create a simple Spelling Words Wall like this from Rainy Day Mum