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

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    Match and Spell Game4.9/5Based on 50 reviews
    • PlusPlusPlusoutlineoutline

      Fun and easy to use only wish that it showed uppercase as well

      9 days ago

    • PlusPlusPlusPlusPlus

      I value Orchard Toys generally for their educational content.

      one month ago

    • PlusPlusPlusPlusPlus

      A great game for children beginning at reception school!

      2 months ago

    • PlusPlusPlusPlusPlus

      Bought as a present and friend very happy

      2 months ago

    • PlusPlusPlusPlusPlus

      A fun and colourful activity, Age appropriate.

      2 months ago

    • PlusPlusPlusPlusPlus

      Excellent introduction to spelling

      2 months ago

    • PlusPlusPlusPlusPlus

      Great-just right for reluctant readers.

      3 months ago

    • PlusPlusPlusPlusPlus

      I love all orcharf toys, very educational and fun at the same time.

      3 months ago

    • PlusPlusPlusPlusPlus

      Great product, although a tab bit too easy for my 5 year old. I wish there were more words and letters, but I can easily add more words and letters to the game.

      4 months ago

    • PlusPlusPlusPlusPlus

      Good quality and can see it being used a lot in different ways.

      5 months ago

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