Play a Puzzle Piece Spelling Game

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Updated on Oct 31, 2013

Practicing letters and words by writing them out is all well and good, but using old puzzle pieces to spell out your practice words is a lot more fun! Turn the game into a more permanent project by helping your child spell out her name and gluing it onto a stiff board to create a unique wall hanging to decorate her room.

What You Need:

  • Puzzle pieces
  • Strong glue
  • Thick poster board or foam board

What You Do:

  1. Brainstorm a list of spelling words or letters that you want to work on with your child.
  2. Lay out the poster board on a table or on the floor to function as your work space.
  3. Challenge your child to form letters and spell out words using the puzzle pieces.
  4. After your child has plenty of practice, choose one final word, letter, or your child’s name to write out using the puzzle pieces.
  5. Glue the final word in place. Make sure to stack the puzzle pieces to create thick, attractive letters. Let dry.
  6. Help your child mount the final sculpture and hang it in her room as an exhibition of her talents as a speller and artist.

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