Whether you’re a homeschooling parent, a classroom teacher looking for a buddy game to use in the classroom, or a parent who’s helping your child get ready for the weekly test — here’s a game for you!
A spelling game for any word list
Climb the Ladder Spelling Game:
1. Read a spelling word from your child’s list. She should write the word on the bottom rung of the ladder.
2. If the word is incorrect, your child should cross out her incorrect spelling and write the correct spelling (with your help) next to the misspelled word. The next spelling word should go on the same rung.
3. When your child spells a word correctly on the first try, she may move to the next rung for her next spelling word.
4. When she reaches the top, she’s done!
Obviously you will want to choose the words that are most challenging to your child to ensure she gets practice on the toughies.
My son is doing this for sure and I’m thrilled to have this in my back pocket (ready and waiting) for those spelling lists that will be coming home soon after school starts. THANK YOU!! I’m featuring this at the After School Linky Party. Stop by to check it out tomorrow and keep sharing your amazing ideas/activities!
I’m so glad it’s something you can use! Thanks SO much for the feature!
Sorry, I went a little crazy there. I meant to write Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!
Thanks for stopping by, Carrie 🙂
What a great idea!! http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2013/07/around-world-in-12-dishes-kenya.html
Oh, that’s great! I’m sure that your kids have been ready for school. It’s great that you take the time to help your kids succeed and now you’re sharing with everyone! Thanks!
Thanks for sharing this great idea! It’s fun to find homeschool bloggers on the Link-up! Hope your homeschool year is a great one!
Confession, Lisa – I don’t actually homeschool past preschool! Our kids attend our church’s parochial school. But as a former classroom teacher I can’t leave it all to them, so I do a LOT of supplementing at home and hope that my ideas and printables are very useful to homeschoolers like you!
What a great idea. I think that my 6 year old (she is entering 2nd grade) will love the thought of climbing the ladder neatly.
Is there something about six year old girls and neatness? My daughter likes things orderly too 🙂
You read my mind! I’ve been meaning to create a ladder like this, so thank you! You can also use them for sight words. Kids can read sight word flash cards that they’re learning and then for each one they read correctly, put a penny on a rung of the ladder. They win when they’ve climbed the whole ladder with pennies:) Thanks again!
Great idea for sight words, Ruth!! I will definitely remember that one!