Word Juice is a game that I started playing years ago with my 4th and 5th grade students. It originally began with, “I am going to give you a word, and you try to find smaller words within the word.” I would give them a time limit and watch them work with a partner to see how many words they could find. I think many of us have used these techniques before. So, one day, my students asked me what I called the game. That is where Word Juice got its name.
This is a fun brain break that is a learning tool. I use this with my First Graders, as well. They love this game! It also allows them some opportunity to read, spell, and think creatively.