Put down the pencil and pick up a paint brush. Today, we’re painting spelling words.
This activity is always so popular with my youngest daughter that I’m not sure why we don’t do it more often.
We’re still writing, we’re still practicing, we’re just using a different writing utensil.
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How to set-up:
Once you have all the supplies, it’s very easy to pull this activity together. You’ll need paint, paintbrushes, and paper. Brightly colored construction paper is fun, but not necessary. Plain white printer paper always works.
Tip: Save an old flat sheet from the trash bin or pick one up for the thrift store. Use it to cover your table when painting. I fold ours a couple of times before covering our table and the paint never leaks through. Stains don’t matter and it’s easy to toss the sheet in the washer when it’s needed.
Painting Spelling Words
Invite your child to paint their spelling words instead of writing them. Let them choose the color of paper and paint to make it more inviting. You can provide a rainbow of colors or just one color. It really doesn’t matter.
The process of painting makes spelling practice so much more appealing. My girls enjoy doing art projects, so this often feels more like art than it does writing, which is why sometimes spelling practice leads right into art time!
You may also like one of these fun spelling ideas:
Make Spelling Words with Letter Stamps
Make Spelling Fun by Writing with Cotton Swabs
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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