Pipe Cleaner Words

Do you call these things pipe cleaners or chenille stems? It’s a big debate isn’t it? When I was a kid we called them pipe cleaners, so I still use that term. But, no matter what you call them, you can make just about anything with them. And today we’re making our spelling words.

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To set-up: You need nothing more than a supply of pipe cleaners (a.k.a chenille stems) and a list of spelling words.

Fold and bend your pipe cleaners to make each of the letters in a spelling word. Straighten it out and create the next word. Keep going and work your way through your spelling list.

This is a great quiet activity and good for kids who like to use their hands to create. It’s a nice break from writing, too.

When you have more than one kid working on spelling words, challenge them to a race. Who can create a work the quickest? 

It’s so much fun to learn your spelling words when you get to make them out of pipe cleaners!


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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