Sometimes, the best thing to do after a long day in school is to get outside.
So often, homework means that the kids are stuck inside even longer.
Luckily, practicing your spelling words doesn’t have to happen inside. We can go outside and do some movement spelling.
Grab the sidewalk chalk, head outside, and get the whole body moving while you walk your spelling words.
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How to set-up this movement spelling activity
All you need is some sidewalk chalk and a large area of concrete. Write your child’s spelling words all over the driveway. Write them big!
Tip: Have your child write the words for a little bit of extra practice. So, with one simple activity, you’ve practiced your spelling words twice.
Walk your spelling words
Now, it’s time to practice. Have your child walk along all the words, spelling it in their head along the way.
This works so well for kids that need to move while learning (kinesthetic learners).
If your child’s learning style, like kinesthetic learning, is not being met in school, give them as many opportunities as you can at home to learn their own way. Let them walk their spelling words if that is the way they learn best.
It’s also great for any kid who is tired of sitting all day long. Movement spelling is a great way to get outside, get moving, and get learning.
You may also like one of these spelling activities:
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.