Sticking with the spelling activities, I thought I would pass on another whole group spelling activity that one of my colleagues shared with me. We call it Minute to Win It Spelling. The kids adore this game but I will warn you, it gets loud! To keep the kids a bit under control, I created a few helpful things to keep it organized.
First off, think of groups of 4. Print off enough copies to give one to each group. Place the recording sheet into a page protector, cut and laminate the number cards. Each kiddo will need a marker and the group will need an eraser.
To play, have the group sit on the floor and set up as the picture shows below.
The teacher will announce a word to spell and set the timer for one minute (optional). The kiddo with number 1 will write the spelling word as fast as he/she can then turn the recording sheet to the person at number 2. Kiddo number 2 will write the spelling word as fast as he/she can and the turns the to recording sheet to person 3. This will continue until all 4 students have spelled the word. The team to spell the word 4 times the fastest wins a point. The teacher will have the kiddos erase the board ( I like to have the kiddos rotate too so that the same kids aren't always first or last). Once everyone is ready, play again. Do this as time allows and the add the points together. The team with the most points wins.
Get your free Minute to Win It Spelling game here!