Online games can be a great reinforcing tool to boost the work that you're already doing. Any time a game is involved, my kids perk up anyways. There are tons of excellent resources out there for improving literacy, spelling, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills. We live in a world where communication is king. You really can't get enough practice playing with words.

I'm focusing on Language Arts this week in my 31+ Days of Hands-On Learning Stations series, and today is all about online Language Arts games.

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Online Resources for Word Games:

ABCmouse -

This game is an all around amazing resource. My girls LOVE it. Although it's targeted to 2-7 year olds, the game is engaging for children up to 10 years old. This game also includes math, science, social studies, art, and colors. It is a subscription based game, but you can try a month for free here!


For language studies, ABCmouse covers:

  • Uppercase and lowercase letter recognition
  • Phonics
  • Rhyming words and word families
  • More than 450 books and beginning readers
  • Sentence structure
  • Parts of speech

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Spelling City

Spelling City is another excellent online resource for language arts. There are so many word games that can integrate fully with your current spelling program. There are free and premium options on this site, but they give you a 14 day trial for the premium features without taking a credit card.

Spelling City offers:

  • Engaging activities allow students to read, hear, speak, write, and break down words and sentences
  • Thousands of customizable word lists on academic and content vocabulary, popular reading programs, and many other subjects

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Sheppard Software

I love the games and resources on Sheppard SoftwareThey offer grammar and punctuation games, as well as a wealth of word games for fun. All of their resources are free, but again, you can opt to have an ad free play zone for a minimal fee.

ABCya!

ABCya! is another great resource for families. It offers grade specific games for letters, numbers, holiday, strategy, and skills. The content ranges from PreK to 5th. This too has a free zone, but an option to upgrade (which removes ads from the games). The games are fun and engaging, and your kids will have fun exploring.

Funbrain

This educational arcade is a great place for kids to have fun and learn about spelling, vocabulary, conjugating verbs, and much more. Kids will love it.

What are some of your kid's favorite online word games?

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Check out more hands-on learning stations inspiration in my 31+ Days of Hands-On Learning series! Check out these other Language Arts station ideas:

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