Our free spelling games add a lot of fun to your weekly spelling word practice routine. Try one this week!
In this game, called Shady Spelling, we've created game boards at three different levels. The words come from our own graded spelling lists.
1. Each pair
of students needs a game board,
die, and a light and
dark crayon of similar colors. For example, Player 1 needs
a dark blue crayon
and a light blue
crayon. Player 2 needs a dark green
crayon and a light green
2. Players take turns rolling the die and following these instructions:
Roll 1, 2, or 3: Color any correctly-spelled word on the board with your dark crayon.
Roll 4, 5, or 6: Cross out a misspelled word. Write it correctly in the space. Color it with your light crayon.
Near the end of the game, you may have to miss a turn. For example, if
you roll a 2 and there are no more correct words to color, you lose
4. Play until all the spaces are colored.
5. Check your answers. Note that sometimes you can make more than one new word from an incorrectly-spelled word.
6. The player with the most correctly colored spaces is the winner.
Level A - Game
board with 2nd grade spelling words
Level A - Answers
Level B - Game board with 3rd grade spelling words
Level B - Answers
Level C - Game board with 4th grade spelling words
Level C - Answers
We have LOTS of free spelling games here at Spelling Words Well. See the entire collection, or check out just a few here:
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.
- Try one of our new Silent Spelling Bee variations. A
quiet--twist on a classic game! For grades 2-6.
Consonant vs. Vowels - A challenging game for spelling review!
Grades 4 - 6.
Fifty-Fifty - Fun word game for kids. Older students earn points as they engage in word play and spelling fun. Grades 4 - 8.
Missing Letters and In Between - Two super-simple ways for students to practice spelling, develop their vocabulary and practice dictionary skills. Grades 4 - 8.
Check out the fun spelling games over on my other site, too!
Think-a-Spell eBook: 365 Brain Teasers and Spelling Challenges for Ages 10 to Adult
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!
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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 with definitions, sentences and languages
Young Spellers Spelling Bee Word List for Grades 1 & 2
100 Difficult Spelling Bee Words, Definitions & Sentences My toughest lists, for upper grades and adults!
600 Spelling Bee Words & Sentences for Gr 3/5 & 6/8 Extra words & sentences at two levels
101 Word Play Puzzlers Discover the FUN of letters & words as you solve each unique puzzle. Great vocabulary & spelling practice!