To make spelling more interesting I created a kit. This is work that can be done independently.
This can be done with a moveable alphabet, magnetic letters from the store or printed letters you put magnets on. One of the websites I visit often has a printable moveable alphabet. Download the file from Living Montessori Now. You can print as many of each letter that you need. We keep consonants in one box and vowels in the other.
You can find images on google for the words you want your child to practice. I used some from The Helpful Garden.
I ask him to pick 5 pictures at at time and spell each one on our magnetic board.