Free winter spelling activity – a game for any word list! (grades 1-3)

My daughter loves first grade at our church’s parochial school, and we feel blessed that she has that opportunity.  After school I like to give her additional learning activities – but after a long day in the classroom, I don’t want to overburden her.  That’s why I love creating spelling games to help her learn the words I’m teaching her with Word Study (a fabulous approach to teaching spelling – check out my 5-part series!).

It’s absolutely frigid here in the Midwest, so I thought that a winter spelling activity would be just the thing.  The best part? You can adapt this game to any word list!

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To play, you’ll need:

  • the gameboard (I laminate mine for durability, but you wouldn’t have to)
  • spelling word cards — with a spelling word printed on each card
  • winter playing cards
  • playing pieces
  • a die

Here’s how to play:

1. Put your playing piece on Start.  On your turn, the player to your left reads you a spelling word. If you spell it correctly, roll the die and move ahead.  If not, stay where you are.
2. If you land on a snowball, your turn is over.
3. If you land on a colorful snowflake, the other player reads you a winter word.  If you get it correct, move ahead the number of spaces on the card.
4. Whoever reaches the snow fort first, wins!

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Here’s the game board.  Just move along the pile of snowballs to get to the snow fort.  For my daughter, the best part of the game was landing on snowflakes.  She liked the chance to spell a winter word.  I’ve included cards of varying levels of difficulty.

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mittens Free winter spelling activity   a game for any word list! (grades 1 3)

furnace Free winter spelling activity   a game for any word list! (grades 1 3)

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If you don’t want to frustrate a young speller, you can always take out those harder words.

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Get the game here! Snowball Spelling – the measured mom

I hope you’ll check out my other free spelling games!

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Comments

  1. Your spelling games are THE best, Anna! Thanks for sharing!!!
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  2. I love your focus on spelling, and your games are so much fun! I am sharing this one!
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  3. Thanks for this great resource. I shared it on my Facebook page.

  4. This game will make spelling so much fun that the kids will forget they are learning.

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  5. Anna Geiger says:

    Thank you so much for the feature, Beth!

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