2nd Grade Spelling Words & Activities

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We have a wide assortment of 2nd grade spelling words and activities for your family or classroom! Check out these grade-level spelling word lists, games, worksheets, and other age-appropriate activities. Click on the links below for the resources you need.

Lists of 2nd Grade Spelling Words

175 Second Grade Spelling Words - A comprehensive list of words that are important for second graders to know. Here's peek at just a few:

every family fast fed
fight first found friend
give goat goes good
grin happy help here

Second grade sight words - The all-important Dolch words, broken down in three subsets for your convenience. Study a few at a time.

Dolch words - Complete list of Dolch words for preprimer - 3rd grades.

Dolch nouns - More sight words for your 2nd graders to learn to spell.

Spelling Activities for 2nd Grade

Worksheets for 2nd grade Spelling Words - Fun worksheets provide age-appropriate practice with 2nd grade spelling words. Word search puzzles with frequently misspelled words, fill-in stories, and many more to choose from. Try them all!

online spelling game

Spelling games online - Let your second graders correct our mistakes. 25 sentences in all, featuring many words from our 2nd and 3rd grade spelling word lists.

Kids' Spelling Practice - Fun ways for students to write their spelling words over and over.

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2nd Grade Spelling Activities and Games - Get your students working and thinking together as they practice their spelling words with these whole-class interactive games. Try both "Identity Riddles" and "Stand and Spell for lots of learning fun!


Second Grade Spelling Fun: Puzzlers and Brain Teasers - Play these on the board with the whole class or use paper and pencil at home for some critical thinking and spelling fun!

Roll It! - Easy-to-make spelling word games. Roll the consonants around the tube to spell new words. Great at home or at school.  

Be sure to check out our collection of Fun Spelling Worksheets for grades 1 and 2.  You'll find lots of all-new pages, not on the website, to help boost your first and second graders' spelling and phonics skills!

Compound Word Wizards - Whole class  or large-group activity for learning about compound words. Build new words as you play a fun game. Use the same format again and again with new words!Fun

Spelling Bee Games - Try one of our new Silent Spelling Bee variations. A fun--and quiet--twist on  a classic game!

We also recommend this set of over 300 fun online learning games  offered by one of our affiliates.

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