Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Summer Spelling - Icy Alphabet or Spell It Before It Melts

How did I forget the V?

Looking for a way to cool down, and enjoy some summer spelling?  Yes, you read that right.  I typed "enjoy" and "spelling" in the same sentence. 

But, this game really is fun - really.

First, you need a set of frozen letters (or two).  If you have an alphabet ice-cube tray, your all set.  If not, letter cookie cutters in a metal cake pan full of water, will do in a pinch, with just a little more prep work.

Once you have your ice letters ready, give them to your children, outside (along with an extra sheet of wax paper, or whatever, to set them on), with instructions to make words, using each letter only once, with the goal of using up as many (or all) of the letters as possible - before they melt.

It's an impossible task...

...but it gets the brain humming, while testing spelling, and providing some fast pace, chilly, silly, slippery, summer fun.


Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

This looks like fun! You are certainly well set up with cookie cutters :D

Camie said...

Your cleverness never ceases to amaze me!

Ticia said...

This is brilliant!

claireshomeeducation said...

You are really going to town on the spelling this summer, aren't you? I love it! I'm thinking squash flavoured letters which they can eat once they have used them up to spell a word. 'Cos y'know, anything edible works in this house :)