Have you ever used dry beans in an educational activity?
We’ve used them as math counters, used them in art, and even used them as the base of a sensory bin. There are so many things you can do.
That inexpensive bag of beans has been used a lot. Plus, the dry beans will last forever.
Now, we’re using them for some fun spelling practice.
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How to set-up this fun spelling practice idea
Pour your dry beans in a small container, print out a spelling list, and provide an open table for creating.
That’s it for the set-up. Easy, isn’t it?
You can make it as inviting as you would like. I added the beans to a small basket and wrote the spelling words on index cards.
Write your spelling words with dry beans
Using the spelling list for reference, have your child spell out each of their words. They’ll use the dry beans to form each of the letters in the words.
This activity, obviously, takes a lot longer time than just writing the words. But, it gives your child a chance to really study their list as they build their words letter by letter.
Hopefully, this is a nice and relaxing way to study. Your fingers are creating, your fine motor skills are getting a work-out, and you’re concentrating on the words one letter at a time.
It’s a nice change from practice tests!
You may also like one of these fun spelling practice ideas:
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.