Spelling Quest

Made by Taylor Harner

Grade Level: 1-2

Standard: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.1b Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.


Skills Taught: Spelling, Phonics

How to Make

I was inspired by the game Candy-land and built my game from there! I used a foam board and painted with acrylic paints, then laid the pathway with construction paper. The pictures were printed on heavy card stock to stay down and I hand wrote the spelling of the words underneath. Game pieces were simple colored tokens found in the common classroom.

How to Play

Students roll a dice and move the amount of spaces. There are pictures on each board space. The player says what the picture is and then spells the word. The player then lifts the picture up to see the correct spelling. If they get it right, they stay on the space. If they get it wrong, they have to move back to the space that they started on at the beginning of the turn. Each part of the board has a different theme. The Peachy Sea is only filled with /ea/ words (bear, pea, meat, leaf, etc), the Shimmering Shore is only /sh/ words (shark, shoe, ship, shirt, etc), and the Balloon Woods is filled with words that have /oo/ in them (book, door, roof, cook, etc). The winner is the student who gets to the end first!