spelling games for esl kids
overview, tips and ideas

how to play spelling games

Our online games are a great way for ESL kids to practise and improve their vocabulary and spelling skills. Here you will find some tips and ideas on how to play these games.

Practise English through games


To start, click on the Spell it! text. There are ten words to spell. Each word has its picture. You can see these pictures on the right of the game board. Choose the picture of the word you want to practice.

Learn English while playing games


Now you can see the big picture of the word and two sets of boxes. The set on the top shows the word, but each letter of the word is scrambled up! The yellow set is the place where you put the letters in the correct order.

Fun English games for ESL kids


Click on and drag the letters into the proper yellow boxes to correctly spell the word. Don't worry if you drag the letter into the wrong yellow box. Just try and try until you get the right place for it. Then try the next word to spell.

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learning and teaching resources

spelling games to help esl kids learn english vocabulary

There are 36 topic-based online spelling activities for kids learning English. Each game comes with ten words to spell. Also, you can download some corresponding worksheets to learn offline.

To start using our spelling games, you might find it helpful to use the quick guides.

overview »
Find out more about how to play our spelling games to learn and practise English vocabulary online.

index of resources »
Here you will find links to all spelling games sorted alphabetically by topic.

related printables »
Take the learning offline! We offer a variety of printable resources that go well with the spelling games.