It’s no secret that I am a bit fanatical about review. Whether you’re teaching reading or spelling, consistent review helps your child retain what is being taught. But review shouldn’t just be consistent—it should be fun! That’s why I included loads of fast-paced, kid-friendly review activities in ALL of our programs.
If you need to turn up the fun on your lessons this winter, here’s a great activity that you can use to review both reading and spelling words. Just click the image below to download “Bake the Cookies.”
In this activity, your child gets to “bake” cookies! One side of the card shows a lump of cookie dough. After your child reads or spells the word, he flips the card over to reveal a freshly baked cookie.
The cookie dough cards are blank so you can easily customize this activity by using the words your child is currently learning. If you’d like to make this a reusable activity, just laminate the cards and use a dry-erase marker to write new words as your child progresses through lessons this winter.
And don’t forget—keep review time short, interesting, and lively. From a kid’s perspective, nothing is worse than stale, boring review time that drags on and on. Do a fast-paced review of previously taught concepts, and then dig in to something new!