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Guessing words game

How to play

Guessing games for kids learning English

If kids are new to the topic, or if they need some help with their spelling, introduce the vocabulary by using our Vocabulary Words list before playing the game. Otherwise, they may find it quite difficult.

There are twelve words to guess. They are displayed randomly. Each mystery word is represented by a set of blank lines (one line for one letter) at the top of the game board. In the middle of the board there are nine bees that belongs to the piglet. At the bottom of the board you can see letter buttons for each letter of the alphabet.

Click on any letter that you think is in the word. If the mystery word has this letter, it appears in the proper blank. If you choose a letter that is not in the word, the piglet loses one bee. Try to guess the word before our friend loses all the bees. When you complete the word (no matter as a winner or loser), click on the Play Again button to continue the game.

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If your students enjoy our guessing game, you could expand it (or give your students extra practice) by playing related classroom word games. Here are some ideas to inspire you. These activities can be used in any topic!

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Write five spelling words with missing letters. For example, B _ O K (book). Leave them alone until tomorrow and fill in the gaps.

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Learn and practise English with our printables that go well with the guessing game. You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print these resources.

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This activity, suitable for beginners, is a fun way to practise vocabulary and spelling skills. There are twelve hidden words, and they go accross and down only.

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