Monday, February 22, 2016

Letter Stamps and Play Dough

Do you remember early on in our 31 Ways to Practice Spelling Words series when we got out the play dough to make our words? Well, today I've got another fun way to use play dough for your spelling words. We're going to combine it with our letter stamps and have a little fun.

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To set-up: You'll need some play dough and a set of letter stamps. Mold the play dough to make a flat surface. We'll be using the play dough as our writing surface.

Have your child use the letter stamps to stamp their spelling words on the paper. Press lightly! If you press too hard, you can't see the letters all that well.

Tip: I love to make my own play dough, but store-bought works just as well. If you do want to make your own play dough my favorite recipe is Mama Miss's Kool-Aid Dyed Play Dough. I made this batch with Tropical Punch and a little extra red food coloring.

After your child has finished stamping all their spelling words, they'll probably want to play with the play dough. I'm a firm believer that you're never too old for play dough. It's not just for toddlers and preschoolers! So, encourage them to play and get creative.

Don't forget to get out the play dough the next time your child needs to practice spelling words.

Are you enjoying the spelling ideas, but wish they were in printable form. You're in luck! You can buy the printable ebook, 31 Ways to Practice Spelling Words at this link for $5.00

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