Wake up your
students with our spelling games
for kids! If they snooze, they'll
lose out on a lot of fun!
For this game, you'll need a Scrabble TM
board game and letter tiles. This game works well for students in grades 4-6.
A game for four players, using Scrabble™ tiles or dry-erase boards
Player 1 secretly selects a spelling word. He places letters on the
board to represent that word, but only one letter is correct.
For the word broke, for example, he might use these letters:
It does, indeed, look like "mumbo-jumbo"!
2. Player 2
tries to guess the spelling word and replaces just one letter in the
word. If she correctly guesses a letter, player 3 has a turn to replace
3. When a player DOES NOT make a correct guess, Player 1 says, "Mumbo-jumbo." The player has two more chances to guess a letter.
4. If a player cannot make a correct guess after 3 tries, Player 1 earns one point. He reveals the secret spelling word and chooses a new one. The game begins again.
5. If the
entire spelling word is solved correctly, Players 2, 3 and 4 each earn
one point. The player who completes the spelling word gets to pick the
next Mumbo-Jumbo word.
We have LOTS of free spelling games here at Spelling Words Well. See the entire collection, or check out just a few here:
Spelling Game for Homonym Practice! Best
for upper elementary, middle school, high school students and even
adults. Fun and easy to use.
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.
Spelling Bee Games - Try one of our new Silent Spelling Bee variations. A fun--and quiet--twist on a classic game! For grades 2-6.
Missing Letters and In Between - Two super-simple ways for students to practice spelling, develop their vocabulary and practice dictionary skills. Grades 4 - 8.
Fifty-Fifty - Fun word game for kids. Older students earn points as they engage in word play and spelling fun. Grades 4 - 8.
Try some of our our fun, free spelling word worksheets, too.
For more fun spelling practice, try our AnyWord Spelling Practice Series. In these three eBooks, you'll find word play worksheets, writing prompts and partner games and activities that work with almost any list of spelling words!
101 Word Play Puzzlers Discover the FUN of letters & words as you solve each unique puzzle. Great vocabulary & spelling practice!
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