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Jump & Spell Spelling Activity

Get your child moving and practicing their spelling words list with this hands-on spelling activity involving the whole body– Jump and Spell!  It is perfect for your kinesthetic learner!  This turns the chore of  spelling practice into a fun activity that helps kids learn spelling words from any spelling list. This is a great way to take learning outside in the spring, fall, or for summer learning. Use this spelling ideas with kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students to make learning FUN!
Jump & Spell - What a FUN hands on spelling activity for elementary age kids in kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade). Perfect for homeschool, homework, and summer learning for kids.

Spelling Activity

We still homeschool part of the summer– keeping up with spelling, reading, and math are important so we don’t have the summer slide and loose up to 33% of what they’ve learned! But summer learning needs to be FUN and not just an extension of sitting at a table. This spelling activity is fun for anytime the weather has warmed up and you are looking for spelling practice ideas.  You can use this spelling word practice ideas with kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4 students to practice spelling words from any list!
Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this outrageously FUN and EASY spelling activity idea! Use this creative ways to practice spelling words at home, at school, or as a supplement to your homeschool spelling curriculum.

Spelling practice

One spelling activity ideas that my son has enjoyed and even… requested!! {which doesn’t happen much!}, is this Jump and Spell Spelling activity.  I think he enjoys the nice break from pen and paper, which let’s face it– can be tediously boring!!  And since he is like any other child his age who likes to move, this activity is a winner!
Jump & Spell

Spelling ideas

After introducing his spelling list in the beginning of the week, we take a day or two to practice using tiles or pen and paper, then we move to the driveway!
If you have a kinesthetic learner and/or a child who needs to move, this activity will be much loved!

How do you spell jump

On a large open space such as your driveway, write the letters of the alphabet using chalk– not too small and not too far apart…. remember your child will need to be able to jump from letter to letter!
fun spelling practice activity for kids

jump spelling

Once the letters are written, break out that spelling list.  Simply call out a spelling word to your child and have him/her jump from letter to letter to spell the word.
Now go outside and Jump and Spell!

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Kristina

Kristina once thought of going into education, but changed her mind a few years in to her degree. Ironically, she now has her hands full as a homeschooling mother of four. With children of various ages from infant to 7, she shares a variety of educational and play activities for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary aged children on her blog,

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  • Thanks a lot for this!! such a simple yet brilliant idea!! i too have a kinesthetic learner child just learning CVC words. i would love to know more ways to teach a kinesthetic learner.

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