Welcome to day 3 of my Halloween week. Can you believe it's Wednesday already? I can't!! We finish on Friday for our half term week off and I can't wait! I'm still puzzled if i'm happy with my plain jane Halloween outfit for the Halloween party we are going to, but I resent spending a fortune each year for it to go in the bin! (I go to the same party with the same people each year so can't wear the same one, ARGH!)
So, back to the blog post. This is day 3 of my Halloween Week and today is all about incorporating Halloween into your spelling sessions.
Don't forget, if you missed out on my previous Halloween Week posts you can find them here;
Don't forget, to find out more information on each of the ideas, click on the image to be re-directed to the original source where you can find full information on these fabulous activities, based around Halloween!
Spelling boards can be time consuming to set up, but are absolutely brilliant to help encourage your students to practice their spelling. It comes with different levels - with or without prompt words. They are fun and seasonal meaning they are more likely to grab your students attention!
Word puzzles are great fun and the students really enjoy these! There are lots of different words included that are all related to Halloween. This can even help the most unwilling students want to spell! You can cut them out and laminate them ready for students to put together as a jigsaw - or get them to color/colour, cut and stick them together as a jigsaw making it a more hands on activity!
Make spelling fun and more of a hands on activity! Use cotton buds as 'skeleton bones' and get students to practice their spelling and letter building with these! They'll be having so much fun they won't even realise they're practising their spelling!
Or how about using candy corn and spell out 3 letter words? These can be fantastic for students to practice their CVC words. It also means they'll help improve their fine motor skills with the cutting and sticking involved!
Word families are really important for us to teach to our kiddos - but, let's face it, they soon get bored of the same thing over and over. So why not mix it up a bit and use different Halloween characters to practice them- this spider idea is fantastic to put the different words on different legs!
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Check back tomorrow for more Halloween tips!