Spelling Bee Games
bee games can provide some fantastic spelling practice! The competitive
nature of these games encourages kids to study hard and work
together to produce
a winning strategy.
Silent Spelling Bee
Yes, it's possible to spell silently -- with the help of some
boards, or even paper and pencil! I think you'll really like these!
1. Divide your class into two teams. Have each
team line up on opposite
sides of the classroom.
2. Give the first person in each team a dry-erase board and marker (or
a clean sheet of paper and pencil).
3. Announce the first word to be spelled.
Because there is no talking and the writing is hidden from the
other team, both groups can spell the same word at the same time.
All team members are to remain silent
as the first player on each team writes the spelling word.
5. The player passes the board to the second player. He is
allowed to keep the word as is, or to correct it.
6. When the teacher calls time
the second person on each team reveals the spelling of the
word to everyone.
7. The teacher awards 1 point for every correct
For the next spelling word, the player with the board passes it to the
third player on the team. Play continues in the same manner.
9. At the end of the time period, the winning team is the one with the
This time, ask the first person
in each team to write only the first
letter of the word on the dry-erase board. She then hands the board to
the second player who adds the next letter, and so on.
When a team
member has added the last letter to the word, the next person on the
team checks it. He may leave the word as is, or correct any or all of
the letters in it.
Here's another one of our spelling bee games
In this one, the students do
We've compiled a list of spelling
bee practice ideas
for individual students. A printable
version is included for your convenience.
our basic spelling
bee rules to
run your next classroom spelling competition. We cover the basics in a
To conduct your own school spelling bee, consider using our Spelling Bee
Toolboxes. They contain all the resources you need for a
successful spelling bee!