How to Make Educational Games


Spool-A-Word
The object of Spool-A-Word is to make as many words as you can.
The object of Spool-A-Word is to make as many words as you can.

Spool-A-Word is an educational game that you and your kids can make together. Spin the spools to make real or pretend words. Even better, spin letters with your friends and invent new word games.

How to Make Spool-A-Word

What You'll Need:

  • Empty Wood or Plastic Spools
  • Permanent Markers
  • Unsharpened Pencils

Step One: Find 3 spools and 1 unsharpened pencil. Using a blue marker, write the letters s, r, l, g, and f around the first spool. Around the second spool, write the letters a, e, i, o, and u in red. Around the third spool, write the letters n, t, d, p, and b in blue.

Step Two: Put the spools on a pencil (in order) and turn them to form a word.

Step Three: Make other spools with more letters, and pick spools with your friends. Put them on a pencil and see who can come up with the most words in one minute.

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