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.