Spelling Magic: Hands on Spelling Activity for Kids

This is a fun, hands on way for kids to practice their spelling words or take a spelling test.
Spelling Magic - Hands on ALPHABET, CVC Words, or Spelling Activities for Kids with free backgrounds to make this tactile spelling activity extra fun (homeschool, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade)

I am always looking for hands on ways to help my kids practice their spelling words in a fun way. These also work well for creative spelling tests too.

More Hands on Spelling for Kids


Hands on Spelling Practice

cover the laminated sheets with shaving cream, pudding, sand, rice, etc.

You can use an one of the 20 free backgrounds with this fun hands on spelling activity. You can use any sensory material for kids to write in that you like. Some ideas are:
  • shaving cream
  • pudding
  • sand
  • salt
  • rice
  • or any other sensory material you like
Smooth over so you can't see the sheet underneath

Just laminate the free printable [lots of choices below], stick on a cookie sheet or in a small tupperware, and put your sensory substance on top.

Watch spelling magic as a pattern, colors appear to make your words

Now your student can use their fingers for some sensory hands on spelling fun!

Have your child make their letters, spelling words, cvc words, or sight words

My kids are always excited to see what colors, patterns, or pictures are hiding under the sensory spelling! It makes spelling practice fun!

hands on spelling practice

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Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.