Clap it out! Ask your child to read a spelling word. Then have them close their eyes and clap out the spelling and repeat the word. Each letter in words gets one clap.
At breakfast have your child use letters from the cereal box to create as many words as they can. Set the kitchen timer to make it a game.
Play Pictionary! Find some unusual verbs and nouns. Ask your child to draw pictures of the vocabulary words to help them understand and remember the meanings of the words. Play a game of trying to guess the words from pictures.
Have your child use a highlighter to circle verbs in a magazine. Act out verbs together to show the action of the verb, “Tom listened to the speaker.” Put your hand up to your ear. “Betty consumed the bread.” Pretend to gobble up some food. Etc.
This week focus on writing with these simple lil activities. Make use of what’s available for fun writing tasks. If you have a list of spelling words from school have your child put the spelling words in alphabetical order and make up a silly story using the words. If you don’t a list of spelling words, crack open a dictionary together.
Surprise your child with a special note in their backpack. Write a note wishing them “good luck on a test” or a “have a good day” note. Make sure they will be able to read the note by themselves. Leaving lil notes like this is such a warming surprise. Who doesn’t love such a note?!
Use tape or something opaque to cover up important words in a familiar book. Encourage your child to use clues from the sentences/paragraph to guess words.