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First Grade Spelling

First grade students love Spelling Stars online spelling program because we offer fun spelling games that change every time. Students can login from anywhere with an Internet connection and practice spelling or play games. Teachers can create their own spelling lists or use our lists. In addition to that, teachers can edit our lists once copied and share them with other teachers. Take spelling off your plate with the help of Spelling Stars!

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Teachers can make their spelling lists, copy spelling lists from us, or copy lists other teachers. Once lists are copied from other teachers or us, they can be edited. There are many ways to add your spelling lists to our system.

Benefits of Spelling Stars

  • Use our 1st grade spelling games to help students become more familiar with their spelling words while playing.
  • Teachers can create differentiated spelling lists that are saved year after year.
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  • We provide Game Play Reports for teachers so they can track how much students practice.
  • We provide practice reports for teachers.
  • Spelling tests are graded instantly.
  • If using Google Classrom, teachers can sync spelling test grades with Google Classroom after running reports.
  • Spelling worksheets include word scramble, fill in the blank, word search and multiple choice.
  • Perfect for remote learning or hybrid classrooms.

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Spelling Games for 1st Grade | LoonyLearn

First grade is a time for students to grow their vocabulary. Students begin to move beyond sight words for the first time spelling more complex words. By the end of first grade, your child can write and describe school, home, and the environment. You will be amazed at how much your child can spell!

At LoonyLearn, we want students to get excited about spelling through gaming. Students engage in learning through our fun spelling games made for young learners. Your child will fight pirates and use magic to spell three-letter to five-letter words. As your child plays their confidence grows and so does their spelling ability.

Our first-grade spelling word lists are meant to help your student as they begin to read more fluently. We created our lists to include similar structured words, for example, mop, hop, and top. In first grade, each of our lists also include common words. These common words appear frequently in Level 1 books and reading proficiency tests.

Here are some example first-grade lists:

-ell Words and Common Words -ack Words and Common Words -i-e Words and Common Words
bell back nice
tell sack drive
fell black mine
sell snack wise
well their dime
go if five
could will lime
would up above

Each of the games below can be played with any of our LoonyLearn spelling lists and lists you create yourself. Just select the list you want to learn then choose the game you want to play.

Easy Spelling Games for 1st Grade

Oh no! The spell-animals are out of their cages! Help the zoo keeper dorp the good and bad spell-animals back to their correct cages.

In this game, the player is given a word and must decide if the word is correctly or incorrectly spelled. The player then places the word into the “good” or “bad” cages.

There are two kinds of water spelloons, good spelloons and mis-spelloons. Pop all the good water spelloons and move on to the next level.

In this game, the player is given six words and must select which of the words are correctly spelled. The player places the slingshot in front of the correctly spelled words to select them.

Watch out! The mean pirates are getting close to shore. Help destroy their ship before it’s too late.

In this game, the player must select the correct letter to complete the word on the ship’s sail. The player follows the ship with the canon and selects when to fire the canon to complete the word.

Normal Spelling Games for 1st Grade

Willy the Wizard loves casting spells but he can’t spell words. Help Willy put the letters back in order to spell the spelling word. Tap on the letters to put them back in order.

In this game, the player must use the wand to capture the letters in the correct order. Spell the entire word correctly to move to the next level.

Oh no! The mean monsters have mixed up all the letters and hid them around the maze. Help Molly the Monster find all the letters in the correct order to spell the spelling word. Make sure to watch out for the mean monsters! Ue your arrows to move around the cave.

In this game, the player navigates the maze to collect letters to spell the word. The player must avoid the purple monsters and the walls to grab the letters.

Help Freddy the Frog move around the busy road and river to collect letters in the correct order to spell the spelling word. Watch out for the cars and water!

In this game, the player uses the arrows to guide the frogs across the street to collect letters. The player must avoid the cars to spell the words.

Hard Spelling Games for 1st Grade

Yolo the Yeti loves the snow but he can’t spell words! Help Yolo collect all the letters to spell the spelling word.

In this game, the player moves the yeti across the screen using the control arrows to collect the letters. The player must avoid to flags and the snow mounds to spell the word.

Oh no! The aliens are attacking! Shoot down the correct letter and all the alien pods will explode.

In this game, the player moves the defender ship with the control arrows to shoot the correct letter. The player must spell the word letter-by-letter. Make sure to avoid the lasers from the alien invaders!

Help Speedy the dinosaur move around the race track to collect letters in the correct order to spell the spelling word. Watch out for the bad letters!

In this game, the player moves the car around the track with the arrows to collect the letters. The player must collect the letters in the correct order while avoiding the incorrect letters.

The Spell-Adactyl is hungry, but he can’t see the difference between good letters and bad letters. Help the Spell-Adactyl eat all the good letters to spell the spelling word.

In this game, the player moves the Spell-Adactyl using the arrows to collect the letters in the correct order. The player must collect the letters in the correct order while avoiding the incorrect letters.

Spelling games | Educational and methodological material on the Russian language on the topic:


1.Check Dunno.

Dunno played with words, making one word out of two. Check if he

composed the words correctly?

Paul+Osa = stripes

Kol+Osa = colosses


Tooth+I = teeth

oak+b+I = Dubya

2. Who quickly correct the errors. (Subject: Capital letter)

The cards have misspelled text.

Task: Find and correct all capitalization errors as quickly as possible.

3. Read the offer. (Topic: Case endings.)

Cards are made from an album sheet on which sentences are written, but instead of nouns, the corresponding figures are placed.

Assignment: while reading a sentence, students use pictures to name nouns in the appropriate case, choosing the correct ending.

4. "Choose three words" (The game is used to reinforce any topics in the Russian language)

Purpose: To follow the formation of spelling skills, taking into account the stage of work on spelling.

The choice of words depends on the topics studied or covered.

Nine words are written on 9 cards:

1st set: fish, blizzard, stocking, oak trees, jam, scarecrow, streams, plague, mushroom.

2nd set: entrance, warehouse, crow, hail, filming, treasure, gate, rise, sparrow.







Pied KI













Blue 9000 9000



Explain spellings by choosing test words.

6. Game "Ball"

Didactic task: Repeat the formulation of clarifying questions and case endings.

Game objective: Help the proposals get to the Ball.

Contents of the game:

Ball in the Grammar Kingdom today. There were many proposals for it. But the sentry will not let them into the palace until each noun from those who have appeared has its conjugation indicated. Help the proposals get to the Ball. What questions does the clock noun ask?


A table is drawn on the board, the halves of which are separated by a sentry. The proposal is analyzed by one student, tips from the class are accepted.

Cherry blossoms in May Mother gave her son a book Swallows are returning from Africa A hare feeds on tree bark Sister came to her brother Sasha wrote a letter A fox hid behind a bush, etc. H a s o v o y In (what?) May blooms (what?) bird cherry. etc.

7. Game "Find the ending"

Didactic task: Repeat the case endings of nouns.

Game task: Find the endings of some words in sayings.

Content of the game:

“The ending is a very changeable, moving part of a word. She can easily get lost. Find the lost endings for these proverbs.”



  • Pick the berries... you will find the box.
  • Drop by drop... and the stone hammers.

Without a primer and grammar... Mathematics cannot be learned...

8. The game "Nicknames"

Purpose: formation of the process of inflection and word formation, consolidation of phonetic and grammatical analysis of words, spelling of proper names.

Move: Form animal names from the following words:


Make proposals.


Highlight the part of the word that you used when composing nicknames (suffix, ending).

9. Game "Team chain game"

Didactic task: Complete the appropriate nouns in the accusative case.

Game objective: Make the chain as long as possible.

Contents of the game and Materials:

  • Listening to music, mom...
  • I am writing a dictation, a letter,...
  • They are building a tower, a house,... etc.

10. The game "Hard - soft"

Purpose: to create conditions for repeating the spelling of hard and soft signs.

Students are divided into two teams. One team is called “Stone”, the other is called “Water”. The “Stone” team gets up if I read a word with a hard sign, if I read a word with a soft sign, the “Water” team gets up.

Words: congress, drive in, blizzard, pours, entrance, pour, announcement, stakes, runners, detour, ears of corn, drink, shooting, etc.

11.Game: Be careful.

Purpose: to activate memory, attention, vocabulary, based on knowledge of the rules.
Write out from the proposed poems with combinations of zhi, shi:
1. Siskins lived in a hut,
Mice, hedgehogs, swifts,
Walruses come to visit them
Both giraffes and snakes.
2. Vest, animal, belly,
Giraffes, painting, lives,
Briar, tires, reeds,
Cars and pencils,
Circle, serve, make friends and live,
Hurry, make laugh,
Hiss and sew.
All combinations of ZhI and SHI
Only with the letter I write!

12. Game: Slovoznaikin, give me an answer.

Purpose: to determine the level of development of children, to develop memory, thinking, speech.
Children are invited for a certain time to remember and write down as many proverbs and sayings, riddles and quatrains as possible, in which words and a given rule are found - "Spelling of words with combinations of zhi, shi." For example:
Proverbs and sayings:
Life is given for good deeds.
You can't hide an awl in a bag.
If ​​you hurry, you will make people laugh.
To live life is not a field to cross.
Friendship is like glass, if you break it, you won't stick it together.
Two birch horses
They carry me through the forest.
These red horses,
And their name is ... (skis).

He is tall and spotted

With a long, long neck,

And he eats leaves,

Leaves of trees (giraffe)
She sewed a fur coat - she sewed a skirt,
She sewed a hat - she sewed a slipper!
Good seamstress Natasha!

13. Game: Change the letter.

Purpose: to intensify the mental activity of students, develop spelling and phonetic vigilance, attentiveness, logical thinking.
Children are offered the original word with a spelling, they change either one or two sounds in it sequentially, while maintaining the combination -chk-, and receive new words. The one with the most words wins.

daughter pen
barrel river
night candle
bump stove
point kidney
cloud daughter
wheelbarrow night

14. Game: Name one object.

Purpose: to develop methods for checking unstressed vowels.
The teacher says a word denoting many identical objects, and the students name one such object and explain what vowel should be written in the root of the word. For a correct answer, the row receives a point. The winner is determined by the number of points.
Sample material: words: doctors, eyes, rooks, gardens, basins, balls, sides, rains, yards, moles, seas, knives, fruits, fields, horns, etc.

15. Game: Capital letter.
Purpose: to reinforce the rule of capitalization in words.
Equipment: each student has a set of signal cards.
The teacher invites the class to listen carefully to the poem. Then the students mark with signal cards, all the rules for writing a capital letter, which are mentioned in the poem. Next, you need to protect each of your answers, that is, explain which rule is fixed. The winner is the one who manages to protect all signal cards.

An ordinary letter has suddenly grown, The letter
Has grown above the letters - girlfriends At the line at the beginning,
They look with respect So that we notice the beginning.
In the letter of a friend, First name, last name
But why? Are written with her,
For what merits? To be more noticeable and more visible,
To sound loud and proud
The letter did not want to grow by itself, Your name
The letter is entrusted with an important task: The name of the street, city.
Put in the word Large letter -
Not in vain and not easy Not at all empty,
The letter is so tall.

In a big letter -
Respect sign. (S. Izmailov)

16. Game: Half a minute for a joke.

Purpose: to fix the spelling of the capital letter in animal names.
Equipment: the board contains the names of those animals that are found in Yu. Chernykh's poem: a dog, a chicken, a cow, a cat, a horse.
The teacher asks the children to listen carefully to the poem and say what is wrong with it. The correct answer is rewarded with a game token. Some children add nicknames to the names of animals on the board, while the rest do this work in a notebook.
Once upon a time there was a grandfather and a woman
With a little granddaughter.
They called their red cat
And they called Crested
They called the foal,
And they also had
Burenka hen,
Murka dog,
And two more goats -
Sivka and Burka.

17. Didactic game "Be careful."
Purpose: to activate memory, attention, vocabulary, based on knowledge of the rules.
From the proposed poems write out words with combinations of zhi, shi:
1. They lived in a hut of siskins,
Mice, hedgehogs, swifts,
Walruses come to visit them
And giraffes and snakes.
2. Vest, animal, belly,
Giraffes, painting, lives,
Briar, tires, reeds,
Cars and pencils,
Circle, serve, make friends and live,
Hurry, make laugh,
Hiss and sew.
All combinations of ZhI and SHI
Only with the letter I write!

Didactic games for the development of spelling vigilance

Message on the topic:

“Didactic games in Russian lessons

languages ​​when teaching spelling.

Prepared by a primary school teacher

MOBUG No. 2, Novokubansk

Svetlana Yakovlevna Matveeva

Teaching spelling in primary grades is always one of the most important tasks. When preparing for a Russian language lesson, the teacher faces questions: how to help the student write correctly? how to form spelling vigilance and achieve high-quality results in students of spelling rules.

Didactic games help in the implementation of this problem, allowing you to see and perceive spelling rules, algorithms for their application, methods for checking spelling.

The effectiveness of the didactic game was studied by well-known teachers K.D. Ushinsky, S.T. Shatsky, V.A. Sukhomlinsky, L.S. Vygotsky, D.B. be used in the study of any program material. The game allows the student to develop the ability to self-determination, to be included in educational activities and forms of communication with other people. It teaches learning independence, forms the ability to study with a desire, to perform introspection of one's own life. The game allows you to provide the right number of repetitions on different materials. And this is self-development based on the subconscious, mind and creativity. The use of didactic games helps to increase the strength and quality of knowledge assimilation, motivation for learning, interest in the subject. The didactic game should correspond to the content of the topic being studied, the goals and objectives of the lesson.

It is impossible not to note the educational value of didactic games. They bring up goodwill, initiative, efficiency in students; stimulate and activate cognitive processes: thinking, memory, imagination; create conditions for the formation of positive motivation for educational activities, which contributes to improving the quality of students' knowledge.

The use of didactic games teaches to establish similarities and differences, connections between phenomena, boldly defend one's point of view, look for additional sources of information.

It should be remembered that the formation of spelling literacy depends on the level of spelling vigilance, on the ability to find spellings, identify them and carry out self-checking of what is written. Spelling vigilance develops as a result of purposeful, systematic exercises that ensure the perception and memorization of spellings. Students must know the rule and the algorithm for its application.

I offer several games.

“The most attentive”

The sentences written on the cards, write down using capital letters where necessary.

Serezha is not afraid of frost. Vitya Vasilkov picked up a bouquet of cornflowers. Ivanova field was returning from the field. Leva Starlings made a house for starlings.

"Necessary nut"

Help the squirrel to get the right nuts - words (one squirrel collects words with an unstressed vowel a in the root, and the other - with o or i - e). Explain spelling.

Rain, trunks, kindness, starlings, path, wave, gatehouse, carpet, country, grass, steel, eye, shepherd, heat, ice rink, brave man.

“Put flowers in a vase”

Put flowers – words in a vase.

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