Spelling Bee Words and Resources

Lists, Rules, Games, Activities, and More!

spelling bee fluttering its wingsYou'll need Spelling Bee Words and lots more to pull off a successful classroom or school-wide spelling competition! That's why we've pulled together a wide array of resources to make your job easier here at Spelling Words Well.

Spelling Bee Words

Here a few words from our longer lists of 100 grade-level spelling bee words. Find the web page and full, printable version for each one by clicking on the link.

Here's a sample from our 3rd grade spelling bee list.

flies crawl happen I've build
raised smiling lose stairs merry
voice
finish tenth heard Saturday
suit school stretch threw trouble

This is a sample from our 4th grade bee list.

earth fever follow useful zebra
cottage couch evening copying select
usual remind pioneer noise terrible
surprise vacation libraries quarter discover

This sample comes from our 5th grade spelling bee list.

different language mammal dessert favorite
express thoughtful surprise stomach pattern
pleasure probably numeral neither million
message section actor annual beginning
except laughter island inventor journey

These words are from our 6th grade bee word list.

especially league ancient nationality
patient vault honorable struggling
intermission acquire vacuum persuade
mechanic requirement accidentally performance
disastrous scissors vegetable appearance

Our 7th grade word list contains these 20 words, plus 80 more.

authority consequently quotation celery
phantom adjustable statistics endurance
spacious resigned competent influence
emphasize misbehaved compressor courtesy
phrase undernourished havoc parallel

Finally, here's a sampling from our list of 8th grade spelling bee words.

outrageous rectangular honorary minimize
contrary passageway vertigo malady
lucrative extraordinary abstain procrastinate
serviceable parliament necessity recurrent
ominous permeate religious occurred


Spelling Bee Resources

What is a spelling bee? How many students can participate, how many words do you need? Read our FAQs here. Submit more questions of your own!

calendar organizerIf you're planning a full-scale spelling bee, you'll find our Spelling Bee organizational tips to be helpful. We'll show you what needs to be done and when!

We've compiled a list of spelling bee practice ideas for individual students. A printable version is included for your convenience.

Use our basic spelling bee rules to run your next classroom spelling competition. We cover the basics in a concise list.

 Submit your best spelling bee tips and photos from your school bee here.

spelling bee clip artTo make things really simple, we've designed some special Spelling Bee Clip Art  to dress up your parent letters and student handouts.

We even have coordinating free spelling bee certificates to make it easy for you to recognize your students' hard work and successes. 


You'll find a special spelling bee certificate for many individual grades as well.

Motivate your students by sharing some facts about the most famous spelling bee of all, the Scripps Spelling Bee. 



Spelling Bee eBooks and Prizes

Spelling Bee Toolbox ebooksNeed more words with sentences, rules, award certificates, and lots of organizational tips? Please consider purchasing our exclusive Spelling Bee Toolbox, for grades 3-5 and grades 6-8. Each one contains 600 grade-appropriate Spelling Bee Words, used in sentences, and all the resources you need for a successful spelling bee! Learn more. 



Spelling Award Mug"I earned this mug by spelling words well"
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Great prize for spelling bee winners or any good spellers.  Prices vary by style and quantity.
We designed some awesome T-shirts, too!

Spelling Bee Games

If you're looking for a different twist on the conventional spelling bee, try one of these fun new games. They provide a good way to practice spelling words, which is the whole point, right?

Step Up is a fun spelling bee team game. When all the team members spell correctly, the team moves ahead. It can be used with any set of spelling bee words and can be used with most grades.

Silent Spelling Bee Games  It's a whole different game when students are working silently! We think you'll like this twist.

Kids will enjoy practicing for spelling bees when you let them try our online spelling games or one of our classroom spelling word games.

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The Spelling Bee Toolboxes

spelling bee toolbox for grades 3-5

All the resources you need for a successful spelling bee! Lists of 600 words and sentences, rules, charts, awards and more.

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AnyWord™ Spelling Practice Series!

AnyWord Spelling Practice ebook

Worksheets, games and activities to use with any spelling words. Three volumes in all!

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101 Word Play Puzzlers

101 Word Play Puzzlers eBook

Fun word play enrichment for upper grades and adults. All-new, original puzzles!

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