We have been working diligently on our spelling (translate that to, they want to write messages on signs in Minecraft and I refuse to help them spell words…so they must learn spelling) so I’ve been working on some activities to help push the spelling along. Make a Word activities are great because it’s really more than just spelling. And themed make a word activities, like Christmas make a word, is just plain fun.
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How to Set Up the Christmas Make a Word Printable
I typically save these for when I need an engaging activity and quickly. So I don’t really do any set up! They can cut out the letters and write what they’ve found. I’m not super strict about these ones. If they don’t want to write down the words, that’s fine by me. I think the practice of making the words is more important (as that’s how they will learn to win at Scrabble!)
How to Use the Christmas Make a Word Printable
After cutting out the letters, move them round to see what words you can make! Bonus points for longer words!
Keep moving the letters around and discovering new words you can make. Try a different page to make words with different letters! There are 4 sets: Christmas Tree, Santa Claus, Merry Christmas, and Gingerbread Man. Plus each word comes in both versions – the nouns, verbs, adjectives or the 2 letters, 3 letters, and 4 letters. I find the parts of speech is better for slightly older kids.