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spelling game


Occupations Spelling Game

Learn and practise new English words! In the spelling game, kids look at the picture, then unscramble letters to spell the word.

  • If kids are new to the topic, or if they need some help with their spelling, introduce the vocabulary by using our Vocabulary Words list before playing the game.
  • Otherwise, they may find it quite difficult.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Games for kids learning English

Vocabulary Words

From the image to the word. This picture reference helps you learn, practise or repeat English words that appear in our game.

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teacher


activity ideas

If your students enjoy our spelling game, you could expand it (or give your students extra practice) by playing related classroom word games. Here are some ideas to inspire you. These activities can be used in any topic!

Teaching English in a fun way

Write your spelling words two times each. The first time, write each word in uppercase letters. Write your words a second time in lowercase letters. For example: POSTMAN, postman.

Learning English in a fun way

Write selected words forwards. Then write them a second time backwards. For example, cook - kooc, farmer - remraf, and so on.

Classroom games ideas

Write your words on your partner's back. Can they guess what each one is? Then it's your turn to feel and spell.


Related Printables

Learn and practise English with our printables that go well with the spelling game. You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print these resources.

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  • There are ten words, and each word is missing two letters. Students look at the picture first, then fill in the mising letters to complete each word.