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Pass the Word Game

Pass the Word Game

A lively speed spelling game. Race against the timer to put together a word!

  • Race against the timer!
  • Encourages literacy skills
  • Suitable for ages 5-9
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    A fast-paced game which makes spelling fun! Race against the timer to put together as many words as you can, but try to be quick...when the time runs out, the letters have to be passed on to the next player! Good memory skills are the key to winning in this fun game. The winner is the player with the most completed words at the end of the game!

    Featuring a wide range of words from 3-6 letters, the game can also be used as a simple spelling or phonics activity for younger players. The inclusion of the sand timer in the game increases the suspense and anticipation of the game, and will have players of all ages on the edge of their seat to finish their word!


    • 17 word cards
    • 67 letter cards
    • 1 sand timer
    • 1 instruction leaflet

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    • Encourages DiscussionEncourages Discussion
    • Promotes Language and Literacy SkillsPromotes Language and Literacy Skills
    • Encourages Observational SkillsEncourages Observational Skills
    • Develops Personal and Social SkillsDevelops Personal and Social Skills

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    Reviewed by Sarah B on 02 October 2018

    This well-paced spelling game is ideal for children aged 5 to 9 and it's a fun way to reinforce those spelling skills - children will hardly realise they are learning! There are 17 word cards and 67 letter cards. Place these face down on the table and then players take it in turns to build words by turning over a word card and finding the letter cards to spell out the word. The action is kept going as players race against the sand timer to spell out their words... when the time runs out, the letters have to be passed on to the next player. The winner is the player who has managed to complete the most words when the pile is used up. There are many different ways in which the game can be used to enhance literacy skills, and for younger players it can be played without the timer - or give them two goes! It can either be played as a game for two to four players, or simply see how many words you can make with your child. It's good to help with letter recognition - we tried using nonsense words, just like the phonics screening and that was fun!

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    Fast paced spelling game

    Reviewed by Over40andaMumtoOne on 08 February 2016

    This is a great game for children who are learning to spell. It helps with letter recognition and play is based around a lot of commonly used words. We've extended play by using the letters to form words from my 6 year old son's spelling lists from school too.

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    • 4


    Reviewed by Janine Bridger on 21 May 2014

    This is an excellent game for spelling and word recognition. My children love it. I use it for English and French children. I highly recommend it.

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    • 5

    Brilliant for those starting School

    Reviewed by MoolBoots on 21 May 2014

    A real fast paced fun game for learning words!

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    • 4
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