After School Spelling Practice Activities Plus Free My Spelling List Printable

 

We are well into another school year.  It’s taken awhile but, my youngest is settled in to the school routine.  I’m free to start writing again.  I thought I would start out by sharing activities that every family could use afterschool and when homeschooling.

I’m talking about spelling of course!

Kids have been sent home with a spelling word list to memorize for as long as I can remember.

My kids have always had a weekly spelling list to learn, too.

AND no matter how much common core or the teaching styles of a homeschool  change, I think its safe to say the ‘Spelling List’ has withstood the test of time.

For those of you on the search to extend the also ever coming “Write your words 10 times each” activity (raising hand)..This is for US.

 

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Our GOTO Spelling Word Practice Activities

 TEACH BESIDE ME – 100 Spelling Games and Activities

Living Montessori Now – Favorite Montessori Phonics Materials

RELENTLESSLY FUN – Amazing Spelling Practice

PLAYDOUGH TO PLATO – 25 Fun Sight Word Games

THE AFTERSCHOOL HOUSE – Leaf Word Family Activity

 LESSONS LEARNT JOURNAL –  Sight Words 3 Fun Activities for Kids

3 BOYS AND A DOG – Third Grade Spelling Curriculum

MAMAS LEARNING DICTIONARY – My Spelling Dictionary

THE AFTERSCHOOL HOUSE – Spider Spelling Art

HANDS ON AS WE GROW – 21 Ways To Practice Spelling Words

Download Terms

 

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Crystal:)

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Spelling Spider Web Art

Spider Spelling Art

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     This week my son has been studying SPIDERS.  All week I will be posting fun activities that we have used and will be doing afterschool!  

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    The first of each week he has a new spelling list sent home from school.  I’m always on the hunt for new ways to practice spelling and occasionally I come up with an idea of my own.  See here what we did?!

To do this spelling craft you will need..

  • A large piece of poster board
  • Several sizes of circular containers ( I used 2 glasses, a plate, and a medium Tupperware bowl)
  • washable finger paint
  • pencil or gray maker for the color of the web
  • juice bottle lids
  • googly eyes for the spider optional
  • paint brush is instead of marker for the spider legs is optional but can add fine motor practice!!
  • paint for the spider bodies

Make a simple spider web design on the poster board by drawing a cross in the center.  Second, draw an “X” to make a pizza cutting pattern.  I used a pencil just in case I needed to erase then went over it with gray marker. 

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Sample from Spider Web Math AND 3 Ways To use It!

Start tracing the outer edge of your smallest container first.  Draw a portion of a circle from one of the pizza cut design lines to the next.image

Keep drawing the curves using the container and at an angle so that your web continues to circle around.  You will reach a point when you need to use a larger container to trace because the smaller one no longer touches from one line to the next. 

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When you have finished circling the web like a spider does! use  your juice bottle cap to make circles randomly around the web.  Make a circle for each letter of every spelling word  your child needs to spell. To give you an idea of how may circles will fit on the web: I made 20 or so spider circles and a few extra for mistakes.

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Now the FUN part!!  Let your child use juice bottle caps dipped in paint to spell their spelling words!  My son first wrote the words (like he would for a spelling test) then he stamp painted them.

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Practicing those words.

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We talked about types of spiders here. He mimicked the look of the Brown Recluse, Black Widow, and Rainbow Orbb spide. LOVE the way he blended the colors!!
We talked about types of spiders here. He mimicked the look of the Brown Recluse, Black Widow, and Rainbow Orbb spider.  LOVE the way he blended the colors!!

After the spiders dried a bit, I showed him how to paint legs.  You can use a marker for another look like we did here.  He also used a paint brush.  Sneeking in fine motor work where I can. 

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His finished masterpiece!!

If you need a few more sensory centered spelling activities here is my goto list for the week:

Check back for more SPIDER activities later this week here at The Afterschool House!

 

Thank You for Reading!

Crystal 🙂

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