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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

"Color Land" game rules, one of our fun elementary spelling games
"Color Land" game board, one of our fun elementary spelling games


  •  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.

More Elementary Spelling Games

sight word cards

Our collection of sight word games and activities are perfect for beginning readers.

What's Missing? - Try these games to build reading, spelling and memory skills!

Bingo Sight Word Games - Printable game cards are ready-to-go! From our sister site, www.Word-Game-World.com.

Roll It game example

Roll It! - Easy-to-make spelling word games. Roll the consonants around the tube to spell new words. Great at home or at school. 

Fifty-Fifty - Fun word game for kids. Older students earn points as they engage in word play and spelling fun.

Fun Spelling Activities : Hop to It and Hands Up!

 Hands Up and Hop to It!- These reusable, fun spelling activities will get your kids' attention, and keep it. Play these games in small groups or with the whole class. "Hop to It!" is a great one to take outdoors! For grades 1-4.

Compound Word Wizards - Whole class  or large-group activity for practicing compound  word. For grades 2 - 4.

Spelling Bee Games - Try one of our new Silent Spelling Bee variations. A fun--and quiet--twist on  a classic game!

Here's a fun spelling bee quiz you're sure to love!  Look carefully at three tricky words. Choose the ONE that contains a spelling error. Check your answer on the spot!

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Word Sandwiches, The Vowel Game, and Words in a Word - Try these easy-to-conduct fun spelling games that also provide spelling and vocab enrichment.  There are three different games that require very little preparation. 

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

Phonics Games

phonemic awareness - Letter Lane

Letter Lane - A phomenic awareness board game that features beginning consonant sounds for the letters b,d,f and m. No reading is necessary.

Picture This Phonic Game - We think your early learners will enjoy this activity featuring short vowel words.  Which player can cover the most pictures?

More Spelling Resources

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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 brain teaser eBook

Think-A-Spell! A fun collection of brain teasers and spelling challenges. Best for ages 10 to adult. 

101 Word Play Puzzlers 275 px

101 Word Play Puzzlers   Discover the FUN of letters & words as you solve each unique puzzle. Great vocabulary & spelling practice!

AnyWord Spelling Practice eBooks

AnyWord Spelling Practice Series Worksheets, Games and Prompts that work with almost ANY spelling words!

Fun Spelling Worksheets for Grades 1-2

Fun Spelling Worksheets for Grades 1 and 2    50 All-new reproducible pages for early learners!

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Gigantic Spelling Bee Word Lists with definitions, sentences and languages

Spelling Bee Toolbox Gr 35 cover 275 px

Spelling Bee Toolboxes for Grades 3/5 and 6/8   All the resources you need for a successful bee! 

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Monumental Spelling Bee Word Lists for grades 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 with definitions, sentences and languages

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Mammoth Spelling Bee Word Lists  for grades 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8  with sentences, definitions, and languages

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Young Spellers Spelling Bee Word List for Grades 1 & 2 only 

100 Diff Words Vol 1 275 px

100 Difficult Spelling Bee Words with Definitions, Sentences and Pronunciations, Volumes 1 and 2

600 Spelling Bee Words & Sentences

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