This is a child-friendly version of a popular word game.
The aim is to find as many different words as possible from 9 available letters.
In this game I have created 199 anagrams of child friendly words. Each game comes with a clue to help the children find the 9-letter word. The clue styles vary from crossword clues, definitions and synonyms.
I originally developed this game to help build vocabulary but the biggest improvement by far has been in the children's spelling. The main part of the game asks children to find as many words as possible, and in doing so the children will spot and use typical spelling patterns. For example, with glistened, once a child spots the word "ten" they will then usually find "den" and then "send" "lend" and "tend" and so on.
I use this as the children arrive to give them something to do before the register is taken. In the main product there are maths and science specific words as well as words with common prefixes and suffixes so this could be used to finish other lessons too.
This is the full version containing all 199 games from Abandoned to Youngster. I have a trial version available too with 10 games from Furniture to Historian. If you haven't already, try the demo version with your class. I'm sure you'll be back here soon enough to buy the full version