Make up a catchy fingerplay for the introduction of the activity. Flashlight, flashlight, show our words with your light. (all the classroom lights are off) Using the flashlight twirl it around on the ceiling saying: Word Wall, Word Wall, What word is this? (point the flashlight on a word) Say it and spell it. They love it.
I have suggested this activity to the parents for reinforcement to be used at home. The students write their own words and place them around their bedroom and play this just before they go to bed.