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Word Games for Kids


Word Puzzler Game

Try this fun word puzzler game, it's a game you can make and play over and over again.

What You'll Need:

  • Dictionary
  • Paper
  • Pens or pencils
  • Timer

Step 1: Find a long and complicated word in your favorite dictionary. Write it out at the top of a blank sheet of paper. Now try to find words made up of the letters in the word you've selected -- you can use the letters only as many times as they appear in the word.

Step 2: Give yourself one point for each word built from rearranging letters. Give yourself two points for words you find in the original word without switching the letters around.

To add more of a challenge, put a two-minute time limit on each round of your game.

Are your words lacking a little something extra? Continue to the next page and learn more about our word pictures activity. Give your favorite words the spark they deserve!

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