Rev up your engines and get ready to roll! In this fun Drag Race activity, your child will build a race track and race his car to the finish line as he practices reading and spelling words. Ready, set, go!
Let’s play for spelling!
Place your child’s racetrack cards in a stack and have him draw a card. Dictate one of his spelling words to him and have him write the spelling word on the back of the card.
For each word he spells correctly, he should add the racetrack card to his track and advance his car one space.
Continue until all his words have been spelled correctly and the car reaches the end of the track.
And that’s grounds for a victory lap!
Write one review word on the back of each racetrack card and place the cards in a pile with the words facing down. Have your child choose a card from the pile and read the word on the back. For each word he reads correctly, he should add the racetrack card to his track and advance his car one space.
Print and cut out a race car, starting line, and racetrack cards for each player. Use reading or spelling words that are consistent with each child’s level. Children take turns until one child reads or spells all his words correctly.
For a quick demonstration, watch as Ethan and Caleb play Drag Race for spelling and then for reading.
Do you think your kids would enjoy this fun way to review words?
Photos by: Christine Zell