Here’s a great free spelling game that you can use with any word list – and it’s designed just for Fall! My first grader loved playing this one with me. I’m sure we’ll be pulling this out again, even when the winter snow covers our pumpkins!
Free fall spelling game
You’ll want to print the board on two separate sheets of paper and attach together. I mounted each piece on construction paper, laminated each one on my awesome (and affordable!) home laminator, and put them together with clear packing tape.
You’ll also download ten playing cards. See the above sample.
How to play:
- Write each of your spelling words on a slip of paper. Put them in a cup. Place the pumpkin cards face down on the giant pumpkin.
- On your turn, another player reads you a spelling word. Spell it out loud or write it down. If you’re correct, roll a die and move forward.
- If you move forward and land on a pumpkin, pull out a pumpkin card and try the challenge. If you’re right, you get to move ahead the number listed on the card.
- The first to reach Finish, wins!
We like to use colorful glass gems as playing pieces.
My first grader loved landing on the pumpkins! The ten pumpkin challenge cards are designed for kids in first, second, or third grade. Here’s what you’ll find on them:
- Spell the next word and name a word that rhymes with it.
- Write the next word and circle all the consonants.
- Write the next word and circle all the vowels.
- Use the next word in a sentence.
- Spell the next word and name another word that has the same spelling pattern.
- Spell the next word aloud as you write it in the air.
- Use letter tiles or alphabet stamps to spell the next word.
- Spell the next word and draw a picture of it.
- Spell the next word and tell how many syllables it has.
- Write the next word as small as you can and as large as you can.
I love this game, and I hope you do too!
We’ve been doing All About Spelling Level 1 with our 8 and 10 yr old. (10 yr old is dyslexic) and just finished, but level 2 won’t arrive for another few weeks. I wanted to spend the mean time reviewing all of the words and found this game. GENIOUS! It works perfect with All About Spelling and since all of the words are on cards, I didn’t have to write them on slips of paper. We put the cards in a pumpkin bucket and that’s where they pulled them from. My kids loved it and can’t wait to play again tomorrow.
Yay! We’re so glad you can use this game, Amy!
thank you so much!:..:)
You’re welcome, Gaby!
Love this and am featuring it this week on the AFter School Linky.
Thanks so much for featuring it, Stephanie!
Love this game! I definitely want to use it with my oldest. Thanks for linking up to The Sunday Showcase. I’ll be featuring this post this weekend.
Thanks so much for the feature, Allison!
This is a great fall themed spelling game. It is cute , educational and very fun. Thank you for sharing and for linking up this week to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop 🙂
Thanks for hosting, Jill!
These are great Anna! Featuring this at Family Fun Friday!
Thanks so much for the feature!
Christine M. (Cool Mom) - Tech Support for Stanley & Katrina
You are so very talented. This is fantastic. Going to pin it to Stanley & Katrina’s account now. Thanks for sharing!
You’re very kind, Christine 🙂 Thanks for the pin!
Wow! This looks like so much fun. My Kindergartener doesn’t have spelling words yet, but this game would be perfect to help him practice his sight words. Thanks!
Great idea to use it with sight words, Kirstylee. I’ll remember that!
Tara from The Magnolia Barn
This will be perfect to help practice sight word spelling..thanks!
Thanks, Tara! I’ll have to pull this out when my five year old is ready to spell his sight words. Maybe now!
Super idea! I’m so using this with my ‘spelling is not fun’ kid 😉
Thank you, Jacquie – and for the Facebook comment 🙂
I am so loving this idea – brilliant. I am pretty sure it will go into my list of posts to profile for the next Afterschool blog hop…
Thank you, Natalie! I’ll be sure to link it up tomorrow 🙂
Sarah @ How Wee Learn
Such a great game – and I love how adaptable it is for any ability level – just make different cards!
I hope you get a chance to use it, Sarah!
Thanks so much for sharing this cute spelling game. I pinned it so I can print it out later.
Thank you so much for the pin, Keitha!