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.