Fun high frequency spelling activities

Games and activities to make spelling high frequency words fun and reinforce learning

As the spelling of High Frequency Words are often irregular and don’t always follow the usual rules of phonics, so we use visualisation techniques, colour-coding, pictures, games and mnemonics to help children remember. Below are suggestions of ways to help your child learn High Frequency Words.

You can spell words with:

  • Clay
  • Plasticine™
  • Dough
  • Spaghetti
  • Letter tiles
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Lettered pebbles/shells
  • Alphabet stickers
  • Felt letters
  • Alphabet stencils
  • Alphabet cookie cutters
  • Magnetic letters
  • Wooden letters
  • Lettered clothes pegs
  • Lettered building blocks


For bodily kinaesthic learners, do physical spelling:

  • Alphabet rug
  • Hopscotch letters
  • Swimming
  • Singing
  • Jumping


For tactile learners, you can form letters:

  • Using your fingers as shapes
  • In the air
  • Paint
  • Sand
  • Flour
  • Rice
  • Shaving cream


You can write with:

  • Tripod grip pencils and pens (for correct writing position)
  • Invisible ink, then colour over to reveal spelling
  • Tracing over dots
  • Joining dots with arrows
  • Paintbrush
  • Chalk
  • Coloured crayons


You can write on:

  • Whiteboard
  • Chalkboard
  • Mirrors
  • Bathtub walls
  • Mini whiteboards
  • Magnetic erasable drawing boards


You can play games:

  • Scrabble
  • Wordigo game
  • Boggle
  • Hangman

Take a look and the Teachers and Schools sections to understand more about all the Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic methods used in schools to help children remember their spellings and make learning more memorable.

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