This is a writing activity for teaching vocabulary to children

This is a fun and efficient activity that can be used when teaching and practicing vocabulary words. Students get the chance to practice the four skills; writing, reading, listening and speaking.

To do this activity:

  • Divide your class into two or more teams depending on the size of the class
  • Say a vocabulary word from your lesson
  • One student from each team races up to the board to write it
  • After they write it they say it
  • The first student to say it and write it correctly gets a point for their team
  • The other students seated can help them spell it correctly
  • Make sure that they correct any mistakes before sitting down

You could also have them draw a picture of the word as well as write it.