If you can offer kids spelling games in your classroom or home school, your students will be delighted, and they'll have fun while they learn!
There's nothing wrong with keeping a few good commercial games on your
shelves that kids can play at the end of a class period. The break in routine will be welcome to your students, and they just may learn something while they play!
Here are some tips for using commercial spelling games in
- For young readers, ages 5-8
Chunks - A Word Building Game (Using Onsets and Rimes) - Great word-building game for grades 1-4
Quiddler - Super-fun spelling card game for 1-8 players, ages 10+
Or search Amazon to find your own fun spelling game! There are many useful spelling games to make it FUN for your kids to learn to spell their words well! Type in SPELLING GAMES to find the ones that are just right for you.
I've written lots of original spelling word games that you can print for free from this website. See the entire collection, or take a peek at a few of them here:
Color Land Game
- Kids practice spelling color
words as they try to reach the finish
1 - 2.
Compound Word Wizards - Whole class or large-group activity for practicing compound word. For grades 2 - 4.
Double the Fun - To double or not to double the final consonant when adding a suffix? Another great game for spelling fun! For grades 3 - 5.
Fifty-Fifty - Fun word game for kids. Older students earn points as they engage in word play and spelling fun. Grades 4 - 8.
Missing Letters and In Between - Two super-simple ways for students to practice spelling, develop their vocabulary and practice dictionary skills. Grades 4 - 8.
Fun Spelling Worksheets for Grades 1/2 50 All-new reproducible pages for early learners!
AnyWord Spelling Practice Series Worksheets, games & prompts that work with almost ANY spelling words!
Spelling Bee Toolboxes for Grades 3/5 and 6/8 All the resources you need for a successful bee! On Sale!
Monumental Spelling Bee Lists with definitions, sentences and language of origin
Colossal Spelling Bee Word Lists Definitions, parts of speech & sentences included for 600 words, at two levels
100 Difficult Spelling Bee Words, Definitions & Sentences Our toughest list, for upper grades and adults!
600 Spelling Bee Words & Sentences for Gr 3/5 & 6/8 Extra words & sentences at two levels
101 Word Play Puzzlers Discover the FUN of letters & words as you solve each unique puzzle. Great vocabulary & spelling practice!