Improve students’ spelling while getting them up and running around the gym with games that incorporate learning! Players take turns rolling pairs of 12-sided dice containing all letters of the alphabet, then run back and forth to communicate rolled letters to teammates. The team that creates the most words in these common core spelling games wins!
Running and Spelling
To play, divide your class into 6 equally numbered teams. Have players stand at the starting line, and place pair of dice for each team at the opposite end of the playing area. Give each team a piece of paper and a writing utensil. At the signal, the first student for each team runs to the dice and rolls them. They identify the letters rolled and run down and tags the next player. The player then writes down his/her letters on the paper. When time expires, teams have 2 minutes to form words and/or sentences from the letters they collected. Teams can use each letter only once. The group with the longest sentence or the most words wins.
The truly great thing about this game is that it gets students active while helping them work on their spelling. Throughout the entire game, the entire class works together and improves their communication.
All Components Included
A full set includes everything you need to begin running and spelling, including a Run and Spell Activity Guide, alphabet dice (6 pairs), and a large mesh bag to hold them all. The dice are made of coated foam, making them soft and friendly for younger students but still durable enough for repeated use. The 12-sided dice include all 26 letters, with X, Y, and Z all sharing a side.