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We are always looking for ways to make the drudgery of spelling more fun. I was one of those rare children who enjoyed spelling, but that isn’t necessarily the norm.

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So, if your kids don’t look forward to their spelling lessons, then doing them in a fun, new way might just be the ticket to a new appreciation for the subject.  It also helps with memory retention when the kids can learn things in multiple ways using their different senses.  What works for one child best is not always the same for the next. 

Here are some great and fun activities to use for the kids and their spelling assignments.

Word Rocket is a fun (boys would love it) spelling game for younger kids via Playdough to Plato.

If your kids need to get some energy out while working on their words, then Sidewalk Chalk Spelling Hop might be the answer for everyone via Deceptively Educational.

Here is a fun winter spelling game using any word list via The Measured Mom.

They will love this bright and colorful game, Spell It,  also via The Measure Mom.

My kids would enjoy this printable Connect 4 game via 123Homeschool4Me.

Words 3 Ways is a great way for little ones to learn their sight words via Teach Mama.

Another great idea is this printable Spelling Dictionary via The Measured Mom.

Here is an engaging way to practice their words – Bendy Stick Spelling Practice via This Reading Mama.

They will enjoy playing the Missing Letter Game via Imagination Soup.

Practice keyboard and spelling with this computer keyboard replica via Primarily-Speaking.

Just found this today.  I can’t wait to do this Roll and Spell with my daughter via Well Nurtured Plants and Pillars.

Wouldn’t have thought about using rocks to teach letter recognition and spelling, but I wish I had via The Imagination Tree.

Try Spelling Garage for a fun way to take a spelling test via 123Homeschool4Me.

It won’t feel like work at all playing Spelling Battleship via Deceptively Educational. 

Making some simple Spelling Puzzles is a creative way to help piece those words together via No Time For Flash Cards.

What could be more engaging than a spelling activity involving a spider web and spiders (not real, of course) via A Mom With a Lesson Plan.

For those who are looking forward to spring, here is a neat activity making the words out of foam flower petals via Creekside Learning.

Here is a creative way to use beans as a tool for learning. Play Spell the Beans via I Love That Idea.

This is a neat tactile spelling activity your little ones are sure to enjoy – Sight word rubbings via Sugar Aunts

Here are a few fun spelling ideas via Kindergarten is Crazy.

Play word bump and practice math skills along with spelling via This Reading Mama.

Spelling Doodles are perfect for the creative type via The-Room-Mom.

You can even make spelling test time fun with all these great Spelling Test Printables. You can use these with any spelling curriculum.