3rd Grade Spelling Bee Words

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Try our list of 3rd grade spelling bee words for your next classroom competition. This handy list of 100 words is the foundation for a great spelling game. Just print the words and start the bee!

More than half of the words come from our list of 300 third grade spelling words. A few words at the beginning are from our list of second grade spelling words. The remaining words are more challenging. We've generally arranged the words from easiest to most difficult.

Printable version of 3rd Grade Spelling Bee Words

also clock your only treat
said gift about balloon past
stopped scream walk queen prize
age key warm tries today
string tooth life used dinner
until you're wrong young slept
newspaper know body afraid funny
really together eyes driving none
knew isn't sitting touch leave
flies crawl happen I've build
raised smiling lose stairs merry
voice
finish tenth heard Saturday
suit school stretch threw trouble
piece circus half Tuesday guess
heavy scratch shiny doesn't laugh
picnic color climb caught dollar
health wrist hundred breakfast cardboard
straight Wednesday angriest damage important
neither listen crayon machine clothing
neighbor kitchen disappear handsome libraries

Important Tips

You may wish to adjust our list for your specific group of students. Feel free to use additional easier words, or insert some more difficult ones.

1) Be sure to use our 3rd grade spelling bee words in sentences when quizzing students. This is especially important with homonyms. For instance, you're, should be clarified so it won't be confused with your:  You're the first person to arrive at the party. 

2) At the beginning of the spelling bee, tell students they must indicate when a letter is to be capitalized.

We also have spelling bee lists for:
4th grade
5th grade
6th grade
7th grade
8th grade

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