Write the Room activities in the classroom are great for student engagement and getting kids moving, which makes them ideal to do at home during distance learning! This one is themed for spring and is a fun way for young kids to practice reading/word recognition, writing, spelling, and printing. Simply have the child (or siblings) cut out and color the spring-themed cards. Tape the cards in random places all around the house. You can put them on the walls, on furniture, taped to their favorite stuffed animal, etc. Get creative!
Then give each child a pencil and a check-off sheet (you can put it on a clipboard if you have one). Have them go around the house to search for the cards. When they find one, they read the word on the card and can put an X or a checkmark in the second column next to the picture on the card they found. In the third column, they can write the word (or use it in a sentence).
Print out a check-off sheet for your child according to their appropriate age/skill level:
Option 1: Trace the word.
Option 2: Write the word.
Option 3: Think of a sentence with that word in it, and write down the sentence. For example, if they find the flower card, they might write, “A grew in the garden.”
Kids love to tape the cards around the house themselves, too! Siblings can create scavenger hunts for each other, or an only child can place them around the house for a parent to find (read and write words together as you search for them).
The download includes 12 cards themed for spring and the 3 options for check-off sheets described above (see preview).