Meaningful spelling practice is so important for students but it can take a lot of time to plan and prep! To help you out I’m sharing 12 FREE, NO PREP, printable and digital Spelling Activities for K-2 students. Sign up for my weekly emails and you’ll receive the spelling freebies directly to your inbox!
As a teacher I know your to-do list is never ending and often growing! With all you are required to do with your students each day, are you able to make time for spelling instruction and practice? It isn’t always easy to find the time, but it is SO important to do so.
Phonics and spelling instruction is an integral part of literacy instruction for students. When students can both read words and spell words, they have a much better grasp of language overall. Simply put, learning to spell helps our students become better readers and better writers.
I truly believe in the importance of strong spelling instruction, but I also know how time-consuming it is to create and prep spelling activities EVERY SINGLE WEEK!! I realize you can’t possibly spend hours prepping and personalizing your weekly phonics activities, so I went ahead and did it for you!
Today I’m excited to share with you my FREE, NO PREP Spelling Activities! It is a totally free resource that provides meaningful practice and the repetition students need for mastery of their spelling or sight words.
I created these Free Spelling Activities as an editable “autofill” document. This means the ONLY thing you have to do is insert your spelling words (up to 12) into the spelling activities word list. That’s it!! Once you type your words into the word list, you simply print the pages you want to use.
The resource includes 12 different EDITABLE spelling printables! With this many activities you can easily mix things up to keep it fresh and engaging for students. They will really enjoy the variety.
Any of these activities make a great addition to your weekly word work routine. Simply pair the spelling word cards with a pocket chart and print a few activities for an instant literacy center! They also make great morning work or homework practice.
The FREE resource includes ALL of the following activities:
💗 Trace and Write Spelling
💗 ABC Order
💗 ipad Spelling
💗 Vowel Consonant Spelling
💗 Sign Language Spelling
💗 Rainbow Spelling
💗 Triangle Spelling
💗 Spelling Illustrations
💗 Make a Word Search
💗 Spelling Word Shapes
💗 Roll-a-Color Spelling
💗 Spell and Move
I won’t go into detail about EVERY activity included in the resource, but I do want to highlight a few of my favorites and tell you a little about why I love them!
Vowel Consonant Spelling
I love this activity because it’s a sneaky one… sneaky in the sense that students won’t realize all the practice they are getting on one page! Of course they get practice writing their spelling words, but they are also working to identify vowels and consonants, as well as noting spelling patterns and rules. The color coding they have to do really helps the patterns stand out and become more noticeable to students.
Sign Language Spelling
I love this sign language spelling worksheet because it keeps students totally engaged! They are curious about American Sign Language (ASL) and get so excited when they can spell their words in ASL. It is particularly effective for your kinesthetic learners. And of course it’s pretty cool they learn a bit of sign language along the way!
Did you know when students draw something, they process it visually, kinesthetically, and semantically? So when you assign the Spelling Illustrations printable, you can know they are actually getting practice in three different ways! Of course they’ll just think they are getting time to color and make art! It’s a joy to see the creative (and often hilarious) illustrations they come up with for their words!
Make a Word Search
Kids love all aspects of this printable! They are so motivated to create extra challenging spelling word searches in hopes of stumping their classmates (or teachers!). And of course they are determined to solve their classmates’ word searches! As they create and solve they are getting spelling practice without even knowing it! They really just think they’re just having fun!
Spell and Move
I am always looking for new ways to get kids up and moving their bodies throughout the day. They NEED it and they LOVE it!! So why not add some movement to their spelling practice? Spell and Move is a great activity to get students thinking about vowels and vowel sounds while moving their body and getting some energy out of their systems!!
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Finally, are you teaching students remotely?? Do you need this resource in a digital form?? If so, I’ve also got you covered! This video will teach you how to create DIGITAL SPELLING ACTIVITIES and share them with your students!
I hope these free, no prep spelling activities I’ve shared today will save your time and help to bring more meaningful spelling practice into your classroom!