Check out this fun editable spelling game – perfect for fall!
I know how hard it is to spice up spelling practice … so I created this simple fall spelling game. The game cards are the same, but you can type your own words into the spelling word cards! The game is cute, but not too cute, so you can use it for kids in (late) first grade through fifth grade!
To play, a student draws one of the 18 game cards and reads the directions at the top. Here are the various directions you’ll find on the cards (all are repeated):
- Spell the next spelling word aloud.
- Spell the next spelling word aloud. Then use it in a sentence.
- Write the next spelling word on paper.
- Spell the next spelling word aloud. Then use it in a sentence. Draw a picture of your sentence.
- Look at the next spelling word. Read the word aloud. Then say all the letters. Now flip it over and write it.
- Spell the next spelling word in your best robot voice.
- Another player should write the word 3 ways. Only one way should be correct. Choose the correct spelling.
- Rip a piece of paper into scraps (or grab small sticky notes). Write the word, one letter per piece.
The player to his/her right reads the next word card. Then the player follows the directions (as described above).
If the player is correct, h/she follows the directions next to the smiley face. If incorrect, h/she follows the directions next to the sideways face. If they spell correctly, they move forward. If they spell incorrectly, they practice the word a few times (as directed on the card) before moving forward a fewer number of spaces.
Which of course means that the die is not necessary. I’m not sure why I included it in the picture. Sorry about that.
I played this game with my first grader. I typed in words with short a, words with long a spelled CVCe, and a few oddballs, such as have and what.
We had fun with this game, and I hope your learners do too!
Do you have one like this but with a Christmas or winter theme? My kids LOVE these kinds of games to review our spelling words from All About Spelling.
Actually, yes, we have a set of 10 seasonal spelling games that are free in the subscriber library. 🙂 So if you sign up for our email newsletter, you will get a link with a password to get the subscriber freebies. Scroll down to “Spelling Games” and you’ll see it there. Let us know if you can’t find it!
My 6-year old son LOVES this game! Thanks so much!
You’re very welcome, Sarah!
Thanks for your printables,they unlock my learners and they enjoy using them.
Thanks for the game idea, Anna.
I am going to print the game and make the cards but I am going to simplify the instructions so I can use them with my ELD class. I will try to make symbols for write, spell or draw and then model the instructions. Arrows with the words for move forward or back etc… will make the wording more accessible to them.
I just thought I’d share so you would know how your items are being used.
Thanks for the freebie.
Thank you so much for letting me know, MaryAnn! I love to hear how teachers make my resources work for their students. 🙂
Karen N. Jackson
Never mind the free editable fall spelling game for k-5 just came through! Thank you so much!
Karen N. Jackson
Nothing came for free editable fall spelling game for K-5 came through. Please refresh your page…I’d love your game.
Thank you for sharing all kinds of games!
Your work is inspiring. Thank you for being so generous.
Thank you for your kind words, Maura!
Thank you very much!! Your products are very helpful!!
You’re welcome, Colleen! 🙂
Thank you for your products! I use them regularly!
I’m so glad to hear that, Deanna!
Thank you for freebie .
You’re welcome, Maribel!