Movie Star Kisses Opera Put hands to your mouth. Throw each letter a kiss, like Marilyn Monroe at the Oscars. Fly like an eagle Sing the letters like an Opera Singer Chicken Flap your arms up and down with each letter Stinky Fold your arms up to make wings. Bob your head back and forth as you spell the word Beat it Hold your nose and spell it! Beat it out on the desk Cheerleader Snap and Clap say the word and call out for each letter (give me an “h”) Ketchup Snap each vowel Clap each consonant Volcano Start in a whisper Get louder with each letter Explode when you say the word at the end Make a fist with one hand and pat it with your other hand like you would to a difficult ketchup bottle. Marshmallow Clap Slow Motion Almost like a clap, but you stop just before your hands touch Ride „Em Cowboy Hold the sound of each letter for a second or two Deep Voice Straddle the back of a chair Spin a lasso around for each letter Pretend to rope a calf and pull it in at the end as you say the word. Mouse Talk Say each letter and the word in a deep voice Scream It/Whisper It Say each letter and word in a squeaky voice with your hands curled up by your face Hand Jive Find a partner Double clap hands together for consonants. Double lap clap for vowels. Put your hands in the air at the end as you say the word. Disco Scream the letters and the word Whisper the letters and the word Raise the Roof Push hands up towards the ceiling for each letter (one push for each letter). Reach for the Stars Pretend to be John Travolta in Sat. Night Fever. Start with your hands on your hips. Point your finger in the air for each consonant. Cross your body and point down for each vowel. Reach up towards the ceiling and try to pull down a star with alternate hands for each letter. Mexican Hat Dance Stomp Stomp out each letter with your foot Alternate putting one foot out in front of your body for each letter Motorcycle Basketball Put your hands on pretend handle bars and do a wheelie for each letter. Pumping Iron Dribble each letter and shoot the word Pretend to lift weights. Say each letter as you “lift the barbell”. Put “the barbell” down and sound exhausted as you say the word. Apple Picking Pretend to pick an apple for each letter. Pick up the apple basket as you say the word. Sky Write Have students pick their favorite color and pretend it is in their arm. “Write” the letters in front of you with your eyes closed, “seeing” your color. Underline your word and say it. Robot Say the letters and word using a robot voice. Princess/Prince Tigger Bounce up and down for each letter. Save the biggest bounce for the word. Say the letters and word using a voice like royalty. Alligator Clap Blast Off Hold your arms straight out in front of you with your fingers curled up like teeth. Open and close your arms together, clapping for each letter. Back Tracer Start by crouching down. As you say each letter, get a little higher. Jump into the air at the end as you say the word. Pat It The whole class sits in a circle. Trace the letters on the back of the person in front of you. Underline the word when you say it. Boxing Pat heads for tall letters. Pat tummies for short letters. Pat knees for low letters. “YMCA” it “Punch” each letter out in front of you like a boxer. Form the letters with your body like YMCA Jumping Jacks Hula Start with your hands on hips. Swivel your hips in a circle for each letter swaying your hands to one side of your body. Switch your hands to the other side of your body with each letter. Put your hands in the air when you say the word. Do a jumping jack for each letter. Batter Up Toe Touches Get into a baseball batter position. Swing for each letter. Touch your toes for each letter. Frisbee At the Mound Pretend to be a baseball pitcher and pitch a ball for each letter. Watch the ball go out of the park as you say the word. Surfin‟ Throw out a Frisbee for each letter. Lumber Jack Pretend to cut down a tree with an ax, swinging with each letter. Pretend to watch “the tree” fall down and say the word like a lumberjack would say Tim-ber. Swim Start out by singing: Sing: "Let's go spellin' now, everybody's learning how, come and spell it with me!" Surf with each letter. Songs for 3 letter words: Swim a stroke with each letter. Hold your nose and “go under water” when you say the word. This Old Man Jingle Bells Are you sleeping? Three Blind Mice Songs for 4 letter words: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Skip to my Lou YMCA Are you sleeping? Songs for 5 letter words: Skip to my lou Row, row your boat You are my sunshine BINGO Songs for 6 letter words: This old Man Jingle Bells Happy Birthday The Farmer in the dell Skip to my lou Songs for 7 letter words: She‟ll be coming around the mountain My Bonnie lies over the ocean Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Willoughby, Walloughby Woo Songs for 8 letter Words: Songs for 9 letter words: I‟m a little teapot We wish you a Merry Christmas For he‟s a jolly good fellow Monster Say each letter and the word in a scary monster voice. Ghost Say each letter and word like a ghost.