Spelling is one of my favorite things to teach my preschoolers. They really enjoy this early step of reading. I haven’t used many worksheets because I really like to engage and not offer busy work. However, these worksheets are very creative, engaging and really help your child with learning.
1. “At” Words Unscramble Worksheet
I found that the first words my kids began to learn were “at” words. They see these words so often, it’s hard for them to miss. This is a really simple worksheet that has kids unscramble the words and find the right one in order. It’s simple enough for preschoolers who have grasped letters and sounds. I would start off with this one as a primer.
2. Complete the Sentence Worksheet
This one’s a bit more challenging. We’re still using words that end in “at” but kids have to complete the sentence and find the words at the top to fill in the blank. For preschoolers, I suggest covering the word bank and letting them try to spell the word out by themselves. Or vice versa, you can ask them what the words are before reading the sentences and then when they’ve memorized the words, go back and fill in the sentences.
3. Spelling worksheet pack
This is a collection of spelling worksheets. Kids are to sound the word out and copy it next to the word in the blank. I did this with my preschooler and it turned out difficult to write in the tiny space provided. My suggestion would be to look at the words and then have them write it on a separate piece of paper or an erasable white board. If anything, it gives you a great list of simple words that are well suited for young learners to work on.
4. Word Fill In Worksheet
This is a neat alternative to the sentence fill-in worksheets. Kids can start slowly with a simple word, which is followed by a picture to help them. They fill in the letter of the blank to complete the word. This would be a very good primer for early preschool learners. This is good for children who haven’t already mastered their alphabet and phonics.
5. Draw and Write Worksheet
I really love worksheets that don’t act as busy work. This would have to be on my list of favorite worksheets. Kids can get creative by making their own worksheets. This allows them to draw pictures of objects and then write their names at the bottom. It works because it sparks kids’ “learning by doing” instinct that really helps them learn. You can even laminate this worksheet by having the child draw his very own pictures and then using dry erase markers to practice with the worksheet he’s made.