Suffixes are letters added to the end of root words. These letters change the meaning of a word.
Take a ride on a fun board game to learn the spelling and meanings of common suffixes found in words.
Funky suffix board game - plane theme
How to play/ideas
Supporting Suffix word list (space for children to add new suffixes they discover)
Tokens/counters to print
Land on a star and you say any suffix and give its meaning to stay put. Land on a suffix - say a word that has that suffix at the end of a word to stay put - otherwise go back to where you started from. Land on a plane and go for a ride forward or backwards. Print out on A4 or enlarge to A3 for a bigger play board.
Print out suffix and meaning list for support and children can add new suffixes that they discover.
Suffixes are tricky and there are many but these ones are commonly used. Children have an advantage if they can spell and know the meanings of suffixes. Suitable for home schooling and ESL adults too.