Free Spelling Game for your Homeschool!

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Looking for a way to help the kids learn how to spell while using critical thinking skills? They’ll love this free spelling game for kids! Just print and solve, we’re willing to bet the entire family will have fun with this word game!

Now, to play this free spelling game, at least 2 people need to be involved. One person will know the word while the other tries to guess it through process of elimination. Since we’re using a traffic light in this game (might as well get them started on driver’s education, right?!), we’ll call the person that knows the word the “Traffic Controller” and the person guessing the word the “Driver.”

To start, the Driver will will write out a 3, 4, 5, or 6 letter word in the boxes (yes! This freebie includes 4 different versions!). Then, the Traffic Controller will inspect the word.

If the guessed word is 100% correct – the game is over! Although it is possible, it’s not very likely that the Driver will have a 100% accurate guess the first time, though.

If the guessed word is incorrect, the Traffic Controller will color in the letter boxes one of three colors:

image of a traffic light with text:
Color the letter...
RED = not in the word
YELLOW = in the word, but not in that spot
GREEN = in the word and in the correct spot

Once the boxes have been colored in, the process is repeated until the Driver guesses the word correctly!

Finding Words to Play this Free Spelling Game

One of my favorite things about this homeschool spelling game for kids is that it can be played over and over again simply by changing the word. If you are working on specific spelling or sight words with your kids, feel free to use those! If you need some ideas of words to use, though, you could always use words from the

the free spelling game your kids will love from that homeschool family

Save the Trees!

I totally get that you don’t want to waste a piece of paper every time the kids want to play this spelling game! Paper gets expensive! One eco-friendly and budget-friendly way to make the printables for this free spelling game last more than once is to use dry erase pockets. These reasonably priced paper protectors are part of our Homeschool Supply Checklist and a part of pretty much every homeschool day in our home. They’re great for saving paper and using an activity more than once. Pair with dry erase markers and a sock (for an eraser! You know you have plenty of mismatched socks!) and you’re good to go!

Get the Free Printable!

If you want to play this free spelling game with your kids, it’s so easy to get the printable PDF file! Just complete the form below and the file will get sent straight to your email inbox.


Until next time, stay safe & enjoy quality time with your family,

- Elizabeth (and the kids. and the husband. even the dog.)

Elizabeth Dukart is a proud Georgia-based born and raised Jersey Girl, wife, and mom of 2 human boys & 1 canine boy.

Created in 2021, Elizabeth owns and publishes That Homeschool Family: a free resource for homeschooling parents and beyond! A seasoned blogger, Elizabeth previously published a popular location-specific family resource blog, but decided to “Pivot!” her blogging focus after she started homeschooling her two boys in 2020. In addition to this blog, you can follow Elizabeth’s homeschooling and family adventures on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest. She can also be found in her Facebook Group: That Homeschool Family Hangout.

When she’s not busy taking over the world or homeschooling, Elizabeth can be found listening to music (especially The Beatles & Harry Styles!), being silly with her boys, watching movies with family, shopping, or traveling!

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