DIY: Springtime Word List

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Spring is a time for renewal and awakening and many wonderful things happens as nature becomes more active. Capture the words of spring in a list or challenge yourself to create an A-Z Word List that can be used to make:

Your own: Word search, word scramble, crossword, and fill-in puzzles.

A nature walk word hunt.

Jokes and riddles.

Guess My Wordsuggestion list (great for new spellers and younger players)

Bingo Game (Words and/or pictures)

Choose a random word and see how many words you can make from it.

Choose a word and make a word web with it. (Ex: Chirp: birds – sound- nest-baby-chick)

An alphabetized list

Password Game Clues – Spring Themed

Topics for the game Category Toss

A code breaking game where numbers are used in place of letters (A=1, B=2, C=3)

Discovery Educations has a free Puzzle Maker that can be used to make original puzzles.

Tip: If you are having trouble coming up with an A-Z list of words, play a game of Granny’s Handbag.

Granny’s Handbag

Make an A-Z list on paper or type it. Words can be drawn when possible.

You will need 2-3 players minimum to play this game.

Start by saying: Granny is going on a trip and we are going to help her pack her handbag. What will Granny take with her?

Begin with the letter A or Z and player one will say, ‘I was helping Granny pack her handbag and I added an (spring related word beginning with the letter A or Z)

A – Apple blossom

The next player will say: ‘I was helping Granny pack her handbag and I added an Apple blossom and a (spring related word beginning with the next letter: B.)

B= Bee

The next player will say: ‘I was helping Granny pack her handbag and I added an Apple blossom, bee and a (spring related word beginning with the next letter: C.)

Players will continue running through the alphabet.

One player will be needed to keep track of the list and help verify that players are remembering the correct order of the words upon their turn. Other players may not look at the list. This player can also remind players of the next lettered item to be added to the bag.

Stumped on some of the letters? Use an online dictionary or search for Spring Related Words.

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