Sunday, July 3, 2016

Summer Spelling - Unexpected Word Finds (Perfect for the 4th)

Sometimes things are so simple, they can be easy to overlook.  So, here's a quick reminder - don't forget to take advantage of the 4th of July for simple spelling practice, with a patriotic word search or two.

Googling "Independence Day word search" will bring up any number of printable worksheets, and they're great, not only for spelling practice, but also for setting a patriotic mood for the holiday.  Worksheets in the summertime though...well, there's nothing fun about that.

I suggest placing your wordsearch somewhere unexpected:
  •  a chalkboard, or with sidewalk chalk on the patio
  •  written in window markers on glass doors or windows
  •  set out in fun foam letters on the floor (you can use your finger to "draw" circles around the words on the carpet)
  •  or in frosting on cookies (think white sugar cookies squares, with red letters, and blue frosting ready to be piped, on the side, for circling letters).

Like I said, it's simple, but effective - and too much fun to overlook.


Ticia said...

That is a great idea. That reminds me I should bring out the sidewalk chalk again to entertain the kids.

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

I love this. Need to set something up on our white board once we are back from our travels.

claireshomeeducation said...

What a great idea. So simple. I guess a white board would work just as well? Thanks for sharing!