Word games, puzzles and interactive literacy games
Dear Parents & Teachers,
Word games are a great way to expand a child’s knowledge of the English language! Please refer to our list below for resources that will help your children practice their literacy skills in a fun and engaging way!
Online Literacy Games
Merriam-Webster Word Games
Merriam-Webster.com has a page of word games, including Dictionary Devil, Jumble Crosswords, and Scrabble Sprint, for children and adults. Get out your dictionary and give these a try! (Caution: you do have to listen to a brief advertisement before the games begin.)
Play games at Merriam-Webster’s Word Central. This site features games designed to test children’s spelling and vocabulary skills. This site is extremely child-friendly with its robot characters (and no advertisements).
This AOL Kids game involves forming words using letters given. The bigger the word, the bigger the points; but hurry up, you are racing the clock!
Word Wizard Club
Enter Dr. Goodword’s Word Wizard Club. This fun website is sponsored by Alpha Dictionary and is recommended for children between the ages of 7-13. It features online games, crossword puzzles, teacher resources, language jokes…etc.
Learning Games for Kids
This site features vocabulary games, spelling games and alphabet games for kids that will test your child’s vocabulary and knowledge of syllables, homophones, consonants, spelling and much more!
8 Fun Dictionary Activities
Minds in Bloom is a website created to encourage higher level thinking skills in children. This link goes to a page of dictionary activities that can be done with a class or a small group of children.
Listed prices may vary.
For Ages 6 years & up. A unique version of this classic game. Includes 2 game modules that have a special hangman revealer that keeps track of where each player is. ($11.95)
Scrabble Flash Cubes
Recommended for ages 8-10. This electronic version of the original scrabble game involves five cubes that are used to make words. ($19.49)
Scrabble Slam! card game
Race against each other to change the existing four-letter word and get rid of your cards. "Game" could become "fame," and "fame" could become "fate"--you never know where it'll go. Be the first player to get rid of all of your cards to win! Recommended for ages 8 & up. ($5.99)
Recommended for ages 5 & up. Classic board game provides children the opportunity to work on their spelling and reading skills while having fun. Flip over the game board for an advanced game where players create their own words--the game grows with the kids! ($15.95)
This game involves a series of lettered dice that are shaken in a container and then used to form words in a timed manner. This game is best suited for children who have more advanced vocabularies and who already like to read. Recommended for ages 8-14. ($19.99)