Let’s talk Turkey
Your child draws their hands on a piece of paper, making 2 “turkeys” with eight feathers, and two heads. They then write on each feather a spelling word from the week.
Have your child draw a picture or use a printable coloring page about Thanksgiving. Inside the picture using a black fine tip marker write a selection of spelling words and then lightly color the picture. You can even turn it into a game (my daughter’s did) taking turns trying to find the spelling words. To make it a little harder for the more advanced or older student include words that are NOT spelling words and see if they can find only the spelling words in this word find exercise.
Write a selection of silly sentences using the spelling words. Older students can even make a contest out of it to see how many spelling words they can get into one silly sentence and it still (almost) make sense. You can theme this by asking them to write sentences about Turkeys or Pilgrims or any other Thanksgiving Day topic.
Example: Turkeys wearing vest played in the ocean with green ducks. (Spelling words bolded)
Constant Consonants/Very Vowels
Write out the spelling words on a piece of paper or if at home save the paper and use the chalk board or dry erase easel. Using a crayon, colored pencil, colored pen, highlighter, colored chalk or colored dry erase marker have your child 1) either circle or the consonants or 2) they can circle the vowels.
Write a story about Tom the Turkey, Penny or Paul the Pilgrim, or even a Fall theme using the spelling words. Underline the words in the story.
Not only are these activities fun, but it reinforces many language arts skills like spelling, vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, story telling and memory skills.
Have a special time spelling!