I'm torn about the fact that I'm finding time to blog today. My daughter was put in the hospital on Tuesday for pneumonia. :( She's only two and its so hard to see her so sick. She's been having very rough nights and not sleeping well but luckily today she decided to take a 3 hour impromptu nap so I'm here! This is a nice little getaway for me.
So before Christmas break, I came up with this super fun way to practice our spelling words. We've done it once since and my little ones had a blast!! We had a SNOWBALL FIGHT!! So here's how the game worked:
First, I wrote out our spelling words two separate times on white paper and crinkled them up into snowballs. This made about 20 snowballs for starters. Then I made a misspelled version of each of the spelling words and wrote them on pieces of paper. Since I have 24 kids I only needed 4 of those to start, the rest I kept on 'deck'. So here's how we played:
Hopefully those rules make sense. This made the kids accountable for being able to recognize which words were spelled correctly and which were not. As students started to get 'out', I would add in a few more misspelled words to help make the game go faster. The kids loved it - take a look!
(Sorry if the video is hazy - I'm not sure why it's doing that) You can download the game directions by clicking the picture version from earlier in the post. (Let me know if the download doesn't work). I can see this game being played practicing lots of other skills besides spelling. Long/short vowels, multiplication products, fact/opinion, etc. I hope you find a way to make it work for you! Let me know if you have any questions. Need more fun winter themed fun in your classroom? Try this fun context clue snowman activity! Students get a kick out of learning how to talk like a 'snowman!'. You won't regret it!! Hope you have a great weekend!