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We have lots of games for kids educational, fun, free and printable! 

This "Saxophone Spelling Game" is a great example. Kids race against each other to spell the answers to clues and complete a diagram.

Here's a peek at the printable page. The clues also appear below for your convenience. 

Here's one of our favorite games for kids educational fun and free. In "Saxophone Spelling," partners race against each other to complete the spelling/vocab clues.

Printable Puzzle & Answers


Intro and Instructions: 

The inventor of the saxophone, Adolphe Sax, was born on November 6, 1814, in Belgium. As the son of an instrument builder, Adolphe himself invented a number of instruments for band and orchestra use, including the saxophone. This instrument is a cross between the clarinet, oboe and brass instruments. It is still a popular instrument in bands, orchestras and jazz ensembles.

Make sure your friend also has a copy of this page. Race to see which of you can complete the diagram first. Spell a word for each clue below using only the letters in SAXOPHONE.


1. part of  your face

2. a repeating shape of the moon

3. beasts of burden

4. a con job

5. part of a basketball backboard

6. a geometric form or outline

7. footwear

8. a nosy person

 9. not closed

10. Now list at least more words using 4 or more of the letters in SAXOPHONE. Which of you can spell the most? 

Extension Activity

  1. Choose another musical instrument, such as a CLARINET, HARMONICA or a MANDOLIN.
  2. See how many words of four or more letters you can spell with the letters in your instrument.
  3. Then, using graph paper, make a diagram like the one above, with clues for some of your words. 
  4. Prepare a final copy for a friend or family member to solve. 

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