Match and Spell Game

Match and Spell Game

A fun first reading and spelling activity.

  • Encourage letter recognition and word building
  • Two ways to play!
  • Top 5 bestseller
  • Perfect for preschoolers
  • Five-star rated game
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    Match and Spell encourages letter recognition, teaches phonetic word building and promotes matching of pictures and words, from simple words like 'cat' to more complex four-letter words. There are two ways to play, and the game is designed for both guided and independent word building.

    In the first version of the game, players must match the letter cards to the letters shown on their board in the correct order to build a word. This is a simple matching game, which is a great way to introduce letter shapes and sounds. As children get more familiar with the letter sounds, they will progress to reading the words out loud. In the more challenging version of the game, players use the blank side of their boards and use the letter cards to build the word of the picture shown. These must be placed in the correct order.

    With friendly illustrations and simple gameplay that progresses as children learn, it's no surprise that Match and Spell is our bestselling language and literacy game! Match and Spell Next Steps is an excellent follow-on from this game for children aged 5 and over.

    This game has been designed to introduce children to spelling a range of first words. It is not a full alphabet game and therefore does not include all letters of the alphabet.

    View all of our language and literacy games for children.


    • 12 double-sided 3 letter word boards
    • 8 double-sided 4 letter word boards
    • 68 letter cards
    • 1 instruction leaflet

    Our games, jigsaws and colouring books are designed with the ethos of ‘learning made fun’. The below highlights exactly which educational skills are being developed with each product.
    Click here for more information about each educational benefit.

    Our games, jigsaws and colouring books are designed with the ethos of ‘learning made fun’. The below highlights exactly which educational skills are being developed with each product.

    Click here for more information about each educational benefit.

    • Encourages DiscussionEncourages Discussion
    • Promotes Language and Literacy SkillsPromotes Language and Literacy Skills
    • Develops Matching and Memory SkillsDevelops Matching and Memory Skills
    • Encourages Observational SkillsEncourages Observational Skills
    • Bestseller!Bestseller!
    • 2 Ways to Play2 Ways to Play
    Match and Spell Game4.9/5Based on 131 reviews
    • PlusPlusPlusPlusPlus

      High quality, educational.

      6 days ago

    • PlusPlusPlusPlusPlus

      Fantastic product and good fun

      9 days ago

    • PlusPlusPlusPlusPlus

      Good game daughter loves it. Helps her spelling and phonics

      9 days ago

    • PlusPlusPlusPlusPlus

      Well thought out game - learning through play.

      15 days ago

    • PlusPlusPlusPlusoutline

      Great for basic letter sounds. My little one really enjoys playing with this game. It reinforces letter sounds he knows and he is proud when he completes a word. Tip- split words and letters into sets so the quantity isn’t overwhelming

      17 days ago

    • PlusPlusPlusPlusPlus

      My two grand daughters enjoy this game. The older one helps the little one learn her sounds.

      22 days ago

    • PlusPlusPlusPlusPlus

      Look good but not used yet.

      27 days ago

    • PlusPlusPlusPlusoutline

      Looks good but Haven’t tried this yet - granddaughter is bit young for it!

      27 days ago

    • PlusPlusPlusPlusPlus

      Really great for recognising letters. Nice and colourful and a mixture of 3 and 4 letter words. Really good starting point.

      one month ago

    • PlusPlusPlusPlusPlus

      We love our daughter excitement when matching letters and then spelling the word.

      one month ago

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