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Instead of “write the spelling words 10 times each”, why not try this Jumping Jack Spelling Bee idea?


Language Arts, P.E. & Health  


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Title – Jumping Jack Spelling Bee
By – Lauren
Primary Subject – Language Arts
Secondary Subjects – Health / Physical Education
Grade Level – 1-6

Instead of assigning that boring old way of writing the spelling words however many times each, why not do a little physical activity?

Write the spelling list as usual and have the students copy them down.

On the first day of the bee, the students may look at their spelling lists. Everyday after that they may not look. (That’s cheating!)

What you do is, instead of writing the words, the students are going to spell them aloud while doing jumping jacks.

You can choose to make it a game by elimination or not.

If you do a game, then the students must sit down if they misspell a word. (This also works on their honesty skills.)

I find that this is a great way to get the students to release some of that built-up energy and they also have a fun way to do their spelling review.

See if this works for you.

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