Word Square puzzle using just pencil and paper
Here is a simple
word game that children enjoy.
Start with an empty grid of
squares. In my example
I've used a 6 x 6 grid but you can have as
many as you like.
You begin by writing a word along the top row.
The last two
letters of your word must be used as the first two
the next word - and so on ....
Fill the grid in a
clockwise direction, forming a spiral. Look at
the one I've
completed. I started with the word "door".
You'll see that the words I've used
that you have to choose words whose last two letters
possible start to a new word. So, for example, you
the word "thing" because there aren't any
starting with "ng-".
In my grid I got away with "second"
because it was the final
word - so I didn't need to find a word
Now draw your own grid and have a try.
Spelling it Right
Playing word games
helps create an
interest in words
and their spellings