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Scuba Spelling – Diving for Letters and Spelling Words

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Make learning fun by meeting your children where they are and embracing their interests.

We have spent most of our summer diving down 9 feet in the deep end of the pool to touch the bottom.  It was clearly an unspoken goal for my son when summer began – and he conquered it.  He loves being under water and hates being hot…so we also have an inflatable pool in our backyard for those days when we can’t make it to our gym pool, but still want to play outside.  Today as we swam, he was in “inquisitive phonics mode”.  I asked him if he would like to play a diving game where he would dive for letters and use them to spell words.  ”Yes”, he responded.

THINGS I USED:

Magnetic letters (from Dollar Tree)
[my letters are wooden, plastic letters would be ideal] Net (from Dollar Tree)

Sheet Protector (to keep paper dry)

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I printed out some pictures of 3 and 4 letter words, cut them out, threw the letters in the pool, and off he went.  Ideally, I would laminate each word but my laminator broke (so I used a sheet protector to keep the paper dry).

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READY TO GO

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DIVING FOR LETTERS

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SPELLING “FISH”

You can modify this activity to meet the needs of your children at any skill level:

- COLORS

- SHAPES

- NUMBERS

- COUNTING

- LETTER MATCH

….the list goes on.

~ AK (MEd, MECD)

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3 Responses to Scuba Spelling – Diving for Letters and Spelling Words

  1. Renee V. says:

    Oh I wish we had a pool this summer so we could do this. My daughter LOVES searching for things under water, so this would be a neat twist. TFS

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