spell-and-write tests
english classroom games for kids


classroom games ideas

Our spell-and-write tests are a fun, useful tool to revise vocabulary and spelling. If your students enjoy this activity, you could expand it by playing related word games.

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

reorder the letters


  • Write on the board.
  • Take the letters in a word and mix them up.
  • Ask your students to reorder them to make the word, then ask them to spell it correctly.

abc order


  • Write your vocabulary words on the board.
  • Ask kids to write the letters of each word in ABC order.
  • For example, DOG would be DGO, etc.

guess the words


  • Write vocabulary words on the board.
  • Kids (A and B) play in pairs. Each player chooses 2-4 words.
  • A sits with his/her back to B.
  • B writes a word with his/her finger on A's back. A has to guess the word.
  • When A guesses the right word, kids change their roles.

write the words


  • Write five words from the same topic on the board.
  • Give the pupils time to memorize the words and then erase everything.
  • Working individually (or in pairs), your students then have to write the correct spelling of the words in their notebooks.
  • The student who does this in the shortest time is the winner.

misspelled words


  • Divide the class into two or more teams.
  • Slowly write the list of words on the board, purposely misspelling random words.
  • As soon as a team notices that a word has been misspelled, one person should stand and call out: That's wrong!
  • If the word is wrong, the team must spell it correctly.
  • If team members are able to do so, they earn a point for their team.
  • If not, another team is given the chance to spell the word and earn a point.
  • The team with the most points wins.

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english vocabulary worksheets for kids

There are 36 thematic spell-and-write 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 spell-and-write tests, you might find it helpful to use the quick guides.

ideas for classroom games and activities »
Our spell-and-write tests are a fun, useful tool to revise vocabulary and spelling. If your students enjoy this activity, you could expand it by playing related word games.

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Here you can browse, download and print all spell-and-write tests sorted alphabetically by topic.