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Waffle Words

Teachers, if you're looking for some free spelling games, we think you'll like this one! "Waffle Words" is based on the popular board game, Boggle TM.  We think you'll like unique twist on the game! You can use it with any list of spelling words.

Try our sample game board shown here, then ask students to make similar puzzles of their own to share with each other. Print a copy of our game board for each student. Then read the directions together.

grid with letters


1. To spell words in this puzzle, you may start at any letter and move one space in any direction to another letter that is next to it.

2. Don’t go back to the same space in any one word, but use the letters over and over for different words. For example, notice that you can make the word BUTTER.

3. Now look for these words in the puzzle. Circle the ones you find. You will not be able to spell all of them.


4. Next, ask students to make their own puzzles in which they hide some of this week’s spelling words, but not all of them. Then have students trade papers and solve.

Free Spelling Games

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Waffle Words: A fun word puzzle based on a popular commercial word game. This puzzle works for grades 2-4, but you can make your own puzzles using this format for any grade.

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Also, be sure to visit my other site, Spelling Words Well for a HUGE assortment of spelling games, spelling worksheets, spelling bee resources, homework ideas and much, much more!

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