Jump It - Spelling Game

Grade Levels: Pre-K - Adult

Posted: August 15, 2020 | Updated: August 15, 2020
Created by: Schoolhouse by the Sea


  • Spelling list
  • Your body, ready to move!


How to do a jumping jack

  1. Stand up straight with your legs together and your arms at your sides.
  2. Bend your knees a little, then jump into the air!
  3. As you jump, spread your legs to be about shoulder-width apart. Bring your arms the side and up as you move, ending with a clap above your head.
  4. Jump back to the position you started in.

How to play Jump It

For each word on your spelling list, do a jumping jack as you say the spelling word, then do a jumping jack as you say each letter of the word, one jump for each letter. Say the word again as you do a final jumping jack for that word.

Here is an Example:

  • Jumping jack - dog
  • Jumping jack - d
  • Jumping jack - o
  • Jumping jack - g
  • Jumping jack - dog

Do this for each word on your spelling list! This is a great brain break, that still keeps you practicing. You can also apply this strategy for math facts -- or anything else you need to memorize.