missing letters tests
english classroom games for kids


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Our missing letters worksheets help kids develop their spelling skills. In these tests, students must fill in missing letters to spell a word correctly according to its accompanying picture. If your students enjoy this activity, you could give them extra practice by playing additional word games.

The games listed below require minimal preparation and can be used just to practise any vocabulary.

missing letters


  • Write your vocabulary words in capital letters on the board.
  • Each word is missing one letter (for example, the first or the last letter).
  • Ask students to complete the words with the missing letters.
  • This can be played in groups or as a class. You can make it harder by limiting the time the kids have to guess.

mystery words


  • What mistery word is hiding in these letters?
  • Write them on a board, for example:
    L V S - leaves
    C R N - acorns
    M R L - umbrella
  • Students have copies of a workseet in front of them, look at the wordlist, and try to guess the words.

hangman


  • Choose a word and write the appropriate number of spaces on the board.
  • Students guess a letter one by one.
  • If the student guesses correctly, write that letter in the space and give the student another turn.
  • If they guess wrongly, start drawing a hanging man and have the next student guess a letter.
  • Let the first student to guess the word take your place.

flowers


  • This is a version of Hangman.
  • On the board, pupil A draws a dash for each letter of a word, and five flowers for Pupil B.
  • Pupil B says a letter, and if it is included in the word, Pupil A writes the letter in the appropriate dash.
  • If it is not in the word, Pupil 2 loses one of the flowers - Pupil A erases it.
  • If Pupil B finds the word, he/she takes over but if he/she loses all flowers before the word is completed, Pupil A chooses another word.

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english vocabulary worksheets for kids

There are 36 thematic missing letters picture tests to choose from. Designed for further practice, they complete our online resources. However, you can use these worksheets independently, in any way you like.


To start using our missing letters tests, you might find it helpful to use the quick guides.

ideas for classroom games and activities »
Our tests help kids develop their spelling skills. In these tests, students must fill in missing letters to spell a word correctly according to its accompanying picture. If your students enjoy this activity, you could give them extra practice by playing additional word games.

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