Spelling Activities for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Grade Kids

Spelling Word Activities for Kids

Learning spellings of words can be a boring task for kids. 

But not anymore as we have got some incredible ideas on fun spelling activities for kids – 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade and kindergarten. 

Listed below are a few spelling activities for kids,

Kids might not be always up for learning yet they are ready for playing anytime. Let’s make them learn new words and their spellings through our spelling practice activities given below!

  1. Words on stairs
  2. If you wish your kids to memorize spellings of the words, you can easily do so with this brilliant spelling activity. 

    All you have to do is paste letters in the correct order from bottom to top on the stairs. 

    And, kids have to climb those stairs while loudly vocalizing the letter.

    For instance,

    The word is “Earth”, you would paste ‘e’ on the most bottom stair. Paste ‘a’ on the stair above, then ‘r’, ‘t’ and ‘h’ on the other stairs above. 

    Kids will place one leg on ‘e’, and vocalize the letter. Then, they will climb up and keep vocalizing the letters as and when they reach that stair. Once they reach ‘h’ and vocalize it, they would speak the entire word like – “e-a-r-t-h – Earth”. 

    If you want them to practice any word for more than once, kids can climb down the stairs and yet again start climbing the stairs while vocalizing the letters. 

    Then, you can change the word on the stairs. 

  3. Crossword puzzle
  4. Here, kids are not going to solve the puzzle. 

    Instead, they are going to create it!

    You can ask your kid to think and write a few words on a sheet of paper. Now, they have to create a table with rows and columns. Then, they have to write those words in the boxes in such a way that they fall diagonally, or vertically or horizontally in the same line. And, then they have to fill the other boxes with random letters. 

    The crossword puzzles for kids have to be solved by another player or you.

    Alternatively, you can find lots of printable spelling activities for kindergarten based on crossword puzzles and let your kids enjoy solving them. 

  5. Jumble-up
  6. In this spelling activity for kids, children are supposed to pick 3-6 letters at random and create as many words as possible. 

    For example, if a child picks ‘a’ ‘p’ and ‘t’; he/she can create words like at, tap, pat and apt.

  7. Compete and Conquer
  8. In this game, you can divide kids into two teams. This can also be played as a two-player game. 

    You will give a letter (say, d) to both the teams. They have to come up with as many words as possible with that particular letter (do, did, dare, dust, dirt, dance, etc.). 

  9. Watch and Identify
  10. This is an easy spelling word activity wherein you would just require a kids magazine or book.

    Kids have to identify the images of the objects in the magazine/book and pen down their spellings. 

  11. Word wagon
  12. For this game, you would need a toy train.

    You will have to stick letters on the wagons of the train and ask your child to vocalize the letter as and when that wagon crosses him/her. 

    Go on to change the letters and number of wagons of the train for successive chances. 

  13. Fun with Crayon-Cloud
  14. This is an easy and fun spelling activity for 3-year, 4-year, 5-year kids. They need to use any color of crayon (preferably dark shades) and create a cloud.

    Then, you would speak a word and they have to scratch the crayon cloud with a crayon-scratcher to write the word on the crayon cloud.

  15. Longest word hunt
  16. In this activity, hide letters of an ideal long word in different places in a room with hints to the next clue. 

    Kids have to find all the letters and try to make the longest word with those letters. 

    The team that is able to do that in the least amount of time, wins the game. 

  17. Find it, write it
  18. Take a plastic container with a considerable depth and breadth. Write each letter four to five times on a piece of paper and cut them such that you have multiple occurrences of each letter. 

    Now mix and hide them in the sand. 

    Now, ask kids to make a word by finding the required letters from the box of sand. They will search and pick those letters and paste them in the correct order on a sheet of paper. 

  19. Building of Words
  20. Take blocks of the building-block game. Kids have to write different letters on each block and make words with those blocks. 

    Then, they have to create a building by connecting all these words.

  21. Hop and make words
  22. This can be either played outside your home by writing alphabet letters with chalk and surrounding them all in boxes or you can play it inside your home with oversized letters written on pieces of paper. 

    You will speak a word and kids have to hop on the letters of that word in the correct order. For instance, if you say ‘apple’, kids will have to start by hopping on ‘a’, then, ‘p’, again on ‘p’, then ‘l’ and finally on ‘e’ to make the word. 

    Kids enjoy this game thoroughly!

  23. Five color words
  24. In this spelling activity for kids, children need to take any five color pencils and write a word with all those five color pencils by over-writing the same word. 

    For instance, if the word is ‘famous’, kids will write the word once with red, then they have to overwrite the same word with any other four colors. 

    Also, read: Learning Colors For Toddlers & Drawing Games for Kids

The above-mentioned spelling word activities 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, etc. can be played right at your home. You can spend quality time with your little ones while they learn so many new words and spellings.