A classic spelling game that your students will love!
Game Type: Literacy, Tuning In
Recommended Ages: 6+
Number Of Players: Whole class
Equipment Required: Nil
Where To Play: Indoors
Duration: 5-10 minutes
How To Play
Step One: All students stand up behind their seats.
Step Two: Say a word you would like your students to spell. For example, ‘jumped’.
Step Three: Choose one student to start. They must say the first letter of the word, for example ‘j’. The student beside them says the next letter, for example ‘u’. Continue around the room until the last letter of the word is said. The next student then says ‘sparkle’ and with a little bit of jazz hands sits down.
Step Four: Say a new word for your students to spell and the next student continues the game. If a student says the wrong letter, they sit down and the next student has a turn.
Step Five: The winner is the last student standing.
Sparkle is brilliant for reinforcing that tricky new vocabulary. For weaker spellers I give either a second chance or a hint.