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Elementary Spelling Games

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Here's one of the best elementary spelling games for practicing color words. As your kids are racing to the finish, all along the way they'll be spelling those all-important color words. The rules are simple, and we supply the all the free printables your kids need to start playing.

Color Land Game

Skill: Spelling color words
Grade Level: 1-2
Number of players: 2-4                                                       

Supplies: Game board, game cards, rules & answer key, a different-colored jelly bean (or paper marker) for each player

Printable game board


  •  Print and laminate the game board, game cards and answer key.
  • Cut the cards apart and place face down on the table. Place the answer key face down on the table.

To Play:

1. All players put their markers on START. Players decide who goes first.

2. The first player draws a card and spells the color shown. Another player checks the answer key.

3. If the first player is correct, he moves forward to the first space with the same color. If his is not correct, he remains at START. He puts his color card face down at the bottom of the pile.

4. Players continue in turn drawing cards and spelling color words.

5. Players must draw a blue card to get to END. The first player to land on END wins the round.

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Try more elementary spelling games. You're sure to find some that your kids will love to play!

More Spelling Resources

While you're here, we hope you'll check out more of our helpful resources, including:

Spelling Bee Word Lists and Helps

Elementary Spelling Worksheets

Free Brain Teasers


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Think-a-Spell eBook from www.spelling-words-well.com

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101 Word Play Puzzlers eBook

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Mammoth Spelling Bee Word Lists

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Monumental Spelling Bee Word Lists

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Young Spellers Spelling Bee Word List

Young Spellers Spelling Bee Word List for Grades 1 & 2 

100 Difficult Spelling Bee Words eBooks

100 Difficult Spelling Bee Words, Definitions & Sentences  Our toughest lists, for upper grades and adults!

600 Spelling Bee Words & Sentences

600 Spelling Bee Words & Sentences for Gr 3/5 & 6/8 Extra words & sentences at two levels