Interactive spelling games could be fun to play at home, either now whilst in Lockdown, or during the summer holiday.
“A great way to build the foundation skills that today’s elementary school curriculum requires. These learning games and songs are fun. These learning games teach important skills for preschool and elementary school kids. Children will themselves work to develop their focus and skills with these learning games. Want educational games that help build skills? You’ve come to the right place!”(Learning Games for Kids)
These are great to start with.
- The Clueless Crossword – see illustration above right, this does need Flash so it not likely to work on a tablet.
Children are given a grid but no clues, just the vowels are filled in for them. Children add the consonants, as they click on a space and choose a consonant, everywhere that letter should be, goes yellow and the consonant is put in each place. If it is right, it is easy to see more words being built; however, if it is wrong then the other words being made may not make sense. There is quite a lot of strategy in this game because if they go for the shortest three letter words then they are likely to be wrong – they need to start with the longest word they can and when they think they have it right, check where the other letters have been put to see if that makes sense.
Letter blocks is another spelling puzzle. Children choose letter blocks next to each other to make words. The letters can be on an angle, left, right, up or below. This is quite a challenge, letters are dropping all of the time. Once the letters fill the board the game is over.
Interactive spelling games are a fun way of practising spellings without children even realising they are doing so. There are plenty more to choose from.