Foam Spelling Words

Do you have these foam letter puzzles somewhere hidden in a cupboard? Perhaps some of the inserts are lost and that is why it is not used anymore? Well, use it for this fun spelling and writing activity- foam puzzle words!

Foam Spelling Words is a fun hands on spelling activity that helps kids in kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade practice spelling words with any spelling list

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Spelling Words Practice

Use the outer pieces of the puzzles and build words! Perfect if you did lose some of the pieces, right?
You can mix the letters for the child so that he/she must unscramble the word.


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Or, you can say a word and the child then pick out the letters of the word from the pile. Both methods will work on identifying the sounds and putting it in the right order. These skills are called segmenting and blending. Very important basic skills for reading. (I would suggest reducing the letter options for early readers or children with reading difficulties. Start with CVC, three letter words words and moving on to CVCC and CCVC, four letter words).


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Use the puzzle as a stencil. Write the word. This means the child will hear the word, put the word together and write the word. The more repetition, the better for memory too! A great way to practice spelling or sight words!


spelling activity for kids

A fun way to re-purpose foam letter puzzles for hands-on learning!





Nadia is South African mom to two littlies, a former preschool teacher and currently working as a reading therapist at a remedial school. She blogs over at Teach Me Mommy about easy and playful activities inspiring you to be your child's first teacher. Follow along on FacebookInstagramPinterest, and Twitter.

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.