40 Fabulous Spelling Homework Ideas
1. Write each word 5 times, using a different color each time.
2.Type your spelling words 10 times, using a different font each time.
3.Create a comic strip. Add captions that use 5 of your words.
4. Write the words in ABC order.
5.Write the words in reverse ABC order.
6.Write a TV ad for a product that uses 5 of your spelling words.
7.Find each word in the dictionary. Copy a definition for each one.
8. Cut each spelling word out of a newspaper or magazine. Glue all the words on a
piece of paper.
9.Write a sentence for each spelling word, but leave out the spelling words. List all the
words on the page. Ask a family member to add the correct spelling word to each
10.Find each word in the dictionary. Write the page number on which it appears and the
guide words at the top of the page.
11.Write each word in a sentence. Make pictures for 3 sentences.
12.Write your spelling words. Add a rhyming word next to each one.
13.Write a story that uses 10 spelling words.
14.Scramble each spelling word. Have a family member unscramble the words and
sign your paper.
15.Spell your words with alphabet pasta. Glue them on to paper.
16. Cut out paper letters for half of the words and glue onto paper.
17.Make a word search puzzle in which you hide all of your spelling words. Give it to a
family member to solve and sign.
18.For a different type of word search, draw a Boggle-type game board. Make sure it
contains at least 5 of your spelling words. See if a family member can find the spelling
19.Make two copies of your spelling words on index cards. Use the cards to play a
memory or "Concentration" game with a family member
20.Type 5 of your words into a word processing program. Use its dictionary to find and
21.Write a brand-new tall tale that uses 10 of your spelling words.
22.Write a poem using at least 3 of your spelling words.
23.Sort your spelling words using their parts of speech.
24.Write each word forwards and backwards.
25.Write the letters of your words in ABC order.
(For example, STUDY would be DSTUY.)
26.Write the words on a piece of graph paper so that every word intersects
with another word, if possible.
27.Try to form new words by changingjust one letter in each spelling word. Example:
load - loaf
28.Try to form new words by adding one letter to each spelling word.
(Example study -sturdy)
29.Write a story about your favorite holiday that uses at least
6 spelling words.
30.Write a story about a terrible, awful day that uses at least
6 spelling words.
31.Use building blocks, toys or other items to form your spelling words.
32.Rewrite all your spelling words using a code. Include the code on the page. Ask a
family member to solve.
33.Draw a picture for 10 of your spelling words.
34.Make a greeting card for a family member that uses
at least 3 of your spelling words.
35.Write 5 sentences so that each one contains a spelling word and
a synonym or antonym for the spelling word.
36.Write sentences using two spelling words in each sentence.
37.Think of a shape that relates to each spelling word. Then try to write the
word in that shape.
38.Write a new song to an old tune (Jingle Bells, Mary Had a Little Lamb,
etc.) that uses several of your spelling words.
39.Write the title of a make-believe book for each spelling word.
40.Write each word 6 times, using a different style of letters each time.
(Use cursive letters, block letters, curvy letters, etc.)