Secret Code Spelling Words

Spelling words. Let’s talk about spelling words.

It’s likely that your child will have spelling words to practice just about every week. Each and every week.

So let’s mix things up a bit and add a little fun to our homework. We’re going to make some Secret Code Spelling Words.

Fun! Right?

For a fun way to practice spelling words, turn them into a secret number code with this fun idea, Secret Code Spelling Words.

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Supplies Needed:

Secret Code Printable Sheet

Pencil

Paper

Calculator (optional)

Spelling Words

For a fun way to practice spelling words, turn them into a secret number code with this fun idea, Secret Code Spelling Words.

How to do this Secret Code Spelling Words activity

First you’ll need to gather your supplies and make sure your have your Secret Code Printable Sheet. You can click the link below this paragraph to download and print.

Download your Secret Code Printable Sheet here.

If you take a look, you’ll find that the code is really simple. Each letter equals a separate number, 1 through 26.

Take your spelling list and transform each word into a series of numbers. The word “team” becomes “20 5 1 13.” Easy peasy. Do this for each spelling word.

The great part about this activity is that it’s so appealing and so much fun, but at the same time, your kids are taking a close look at each of their words when they translate it into a secret code.

For a fun way to practice spelling words, turn them into a secret number code with this fun idea, Secret Code Spelling Words.

Extend the fun with one of these ideas:

Sneak in a little math practice by adding up all the letters in each word. For example, the word “team” adds up to 39. Grab a calculator (or do without) to figure it out. Which of your spelling words adds up to the smallest amount? Which one is the largest amount?

Work backwards. Decode a list of numbers to figure out what the word is. For example, “19 13 1 12 12” is actually the word small.

Write secret messages. Use your spelling words in sentences and write them using the secret code.

No matter what you do, have fun with these Secret Code Spelling Words.

For a fun way to practice spelling words, turn them into a secret number code with this fun idea, Secret Code Spelling Words.

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For a fun way to practice spelling words, turn them into a secret number code with this fun idea, Secret Code Spelling Words.

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Buy the 31 Ways to Practice Spelling Words Ebook

You can find many fun ways to practice spelling words when you purchase this printable ebook, 31 Ways to Practice Spelling Words, 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. You’ll find fun ideas such as Watercolor Resist Spelling Words, Writing Words With Paint in a Bag, and LEGO Letters. Some ideas are artsy, some get your kids moving, and all are fun.

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 here writing about fun learning activities, art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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