Here is a fun and inexpensive game to encourage spelling skills. Letters are written on Lima beans...both lowercase and capitals and multiples of each. Cover an empty container with construction paper, attach a label, and you have a new game the kids will enjoy.
Kids can use an old medicine cup to scoop out some beans and then create words from the beans in front of them. This activity can be adapted any way you like. For example, you can have the kids write down the words they create or tell them the words that you want them to create.