When I was teaching in the public school, one of the favorite games of my students to practice spelling was to play Spelling Baseball. They always cheered when I told them that we were going to play it. So I thought, why can’t we do it in homeschool?
So with a few tweeks, we made it work.
First thing, you need bases (of course). You don’t need actual bases. Couches, chairs, pillows, entertainment centers, all work great. All you need is something to stand by.
Next you need a list of spelling words. You can even use multiple spelling lists, one for each of your kids.
Lastly - PLAY!
How to Play:
You are the pitcher and your kids are the batters
Have one of your children get up to “bat”
Tell them to spell a certain word off of their list
If they spell it correctly, they go to 1st base
they get to spell another word and move their way around the bases
If they spell it incorrectly they get an out (no balls or strikes)
3 strikes and they’re out
If they make it home, they get a point
You can either keep them going around the bases until they get 3 strikes or you can give another child a turn and just keep track of all of the outs and points
This is a great way to practice spelling words by getting your children up and moving.