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Spelling practice can get tedious you do the same thing over and over again.
In our homeschool, we use the All About Spelling program from All About Learning Press. While we like the program quite a bit, it can be helpful to mix things up from time to time and practice spelling in with new materials. This way, spelling practice stays fresh and not too boring.
In an effort to mix things up, we did some spelling practice in kinetic sand!
Note: You can find more ideas for supporting children’s spelling skills on my Literacy Activities for Kids page.
To do this activity, we used our letter stamps and a tray full of kinetic sand.
I had prepared a smooth tray of sand for my daughter before hand, and provided it to her along with our letter stamps.
I invited her to use the stamps to spell out some words by pressing them into the sand.
The first word she spelled was ‘you.’
Then she spelled ‘and.’
Your child can keep stamping their spelling words for as long as you both like.
And when they are done, they can use their hands to press into the sand, erasing their work so they can begin again!
More literacy resources
More literacy posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Sight word ball toss game
- Writing with shaving cream
- Sight word tic-tac-toe
- Sight word magic
- Sounds blending practice with letter beads
You can find more ideas for supporting children’s reading skills on my Literacy Activities for Kids page and my Reading, Writing, and Spelling Skills Pinterest board.
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