Traditional spelling practice can be so boring! Read, write, check, write again. Blah, blah, blah. It’s enough to make me hate the thought of assigning spelling words. I love to mix it up with multi-sensory activities though! This week we did our spelling practice with felt letters for a fun way to change up our usual activities.
Materials needed for Spelling Practice with Felt Letters:
Felt letter set (I used a set from Kid Made Modern® at Target, but any letters will work)
Spelling words (You can download the free words with blends that we used here.)
The felt letter set that we used was multi-colored which I think added to the fun. The set is created so that you can not create the alphabet with all of one color. Mostly I loved it because I didn’t need to cut out each individual letter.
Does anyone else hate cutting felt?
Anyway, this was a good way to get the letters of the alphabet without a lot of hard work. Definitely worth the money to me. Plus there are so many in the package that if one gets mistreated or lost, it doesn’t make the whole set worthless.
For spelling practice, Jaida chose 10 words and spelled them out on the felt board.We have used the words from the free download several times which made laminating them well worth the effort.
After creating the word with the felt letters, you can have your child trace the letters with their fingers for more sensory input to help them remember letter formation and give them time to focus on letter patterns within the words.
Then, have them spell & read the word out loud. This gives them a total of 4 times of reading the word and will help them to commit the spelling to memory.
Check out these Spelling Magnets for another fun way to practice spelling: