10 Spelling Activities For Kids

spelling games I am a terrible speller. If you have been reading my blog for a while you probably know that. Sorry,  I really do try, it just doesn’t stick. My poor spelling has long been a source of embarrassment and made me feel stupid for many years. I am adamant to make spelling fun for my kids so that they have the confidence to take on the challenge if a challenge ever presents itself. All of these games and activities are meant to have fun with spelling and to work on putting letter sounds together to make words. There are no drills or tests. The vast majority of these activities are for children in kindergarten through 2nd grade but could be adapted for younger children as well.

Nuts & Bolts Spelling
Alphabet Bead Spelling
Spelling Stones
Sidewalk Chalk Walk and Spell
Build and Spell with Letters
Play Dough Stamp & Spell
Spin & Spell
Fill in The Blank Stories
Spelling Puzzles
Word Scavenger Hunt with Spelling Stones

Link & Learn – Learning, Crafts, and Play.

Before we all show off the brilliant and creative blog posts we have to share this week I want to share a few things.

1. I am in love with these wooden dolls from Curly Birds.  It makes me wish my daughter was just a little older to help me make some or that my son would make them with me without turning them into Clone Troopers. I pinned it and will make them in the future.

2. Have you seen some of my collaborative boards on Pinterest? Check out my Reading and Writing Readiness Board . Together with other early education bloggers I pin great activities that help children with reading and writing at all stages.

3. Our reader survey has had great response but we want to hear from all of you. So far based on your comments we’ve made all posts printer friendly, fixed the broken links, and are slowly re-recording all the old songs that we lost. All suggestions and comments are taken to heart and we are so thankful for you taking the time to help us be better.Take our survey here .

Okay to the good stuff !

 

9 Winter Crafts & Activities

Here are 9 great crafts and activities that celebrate the lovely things winter has to offer like building snowmen ( for ours you don’t even need snow), pretty snowflakes and what’s winter without mittens?

Snow Globe Snowman  –  Winter Sensory Tub  –  Penguin Place Mat

Spice Jar Snowman Blocks  –  Marshmallow Snowman

Magnetic  Snowman –  Mitten Match  –  Snow Science   –  Cotton Ball Snowflake

Link & Learn

I got an email this week asking me if I would allow a homeschool blog to link up OF COURSE! Link & Learn is for everyone, homeschool, preschool, having fun at home so the tv is not on all day, however you and your child or student learn we want to hear about it. Link up your favorite post of the week for all the readers here looking for lessons, crafts and insights about the little people who consume {much} of our lives.

Have a great week and if it’s your first time here- please join in!

Link & Learn – Kids’ Crafts and Early Learning Linky

I want to thank everyone who links up here for linking activities real parents and real teachers can do with real kids. The activities shared here are consistently awesome!  So often online I see gorgeous , beautiful “kids’ crafts” that I couldn’t replicate if I had 3 hours to myself with unlimited budget for craft supplies. I get wowed by the beautiful crafts I see on pinterest too but remind myself that the goal has never been beautiful, it’s always been learning, building confidence, and fun. So thank you to all who link up things with those same goals in mind, your posts inspire me from the inside out.

If you are new here jump in ! Everyone is welcome to add your best post from the previous week, this linky is a cheat sheet for my many readers and the longer the list the better!

Have a great week.