Editable Race and Trace Board Game for Word Work

Want a fun way for your students to practice key math and literacy skills? Try this editable, one player race and trace board games and add it to your lesson plans.

Free editable one player board games for kids to use independently.

Race and Trace Board Game

If you’re looking for a versatile and engaging way for your students to practice a variety of skills, this editable, one player race and trace board game is just the thing! Since this is an independent game board, students can work on the skills they’re needing the most practice with and gain independence.

There are two versions of the game board and they’re both editable, so you can include any skills you’d like. Talk about a ton of differentiation and options for your students! The two versions are “Race and Trace” and “Race to the Top.”

Since there are two versions of this editable board game, it makes differentiation a breeze! This also allows you to use the board game and skill/level that best suits your students’ needs. The best part is, while students are playing independently, their friends will have the same game board, so they won’t ever feel left out.

Once your students know how to play the game and use the game board, they’ll be set to use it successfully all year long.

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With either of these versions, all you have to do is type the letters, numbers, words, math equations, etc into the list on the first page of the editable template. All of the spaces on the independent game boards will auto-populate for you.

You can create several different versions at once to save prep time later on. Just be sure to label the file so you know exactly what skill and level each game board focuses on.

These race and trace game boards can be used with any grade level to review sight words, letters, numbers, math facts, number sense skills, spelling words, and so much more!

Free editable one player word work board games for learning sight words and more!

One-Stop Prep

This editable race and track board game printable is a one-stop prep activity. Once you type in the skills that you want to work on, all you need to do is print the game board and you’re ready to play! You can create different levels for each skill and create different skill specific game boards as well to use for both math and literacy instruction.

You can prep these game boards for an entire month, quarter, or year so that your independent board games are ready to go at all times.

This one player board game printable comes in black and white so you can use it even if you don’t have access to color printing. If you want to make it more colorful, just print the game boards on colored paper!

Store your game boards in labeled file folders or trays so that you can easily access the skill and level you need throughout the year.

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Setting Up the Editable Race and Trace Board Game

Supplies Needed:

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  • Editable race and trace game boards (button to download at the bottom of this post)
  • Small manipulatives to use as game pieces
  • Dice
  • Pencil or other writing utensil
  • Write and wipe pockets (optional)


  1. Type in letters, numbers, sight words, spelling words, math facts, or anything else into the first page of the PDF file.
  2. Print the game boards and slide into write and wipe pockets for durability. You can also laminate them.
  3. Gather the dice, manipulatives, and writing utensil.
  4. Store all materials in a large zipper baggie or colored tray.

Playing the Race and Trace Board Games

To play the “Race and Trace” board game, students will choose any spot on the game board to begin and place their game piece there. They’ll roll the dice and move that many spaces on the game board. They’ll read the word, number, letter, math equation, etc. that they land on. Then, students will trace the skill they landed on in the center of the game board. Play continues until all skills have been traced.

To play the “Race to the Top” version of the one player board game, students will begin on any spot on the game board, placing their game piece there. They’ll roll the dice and move that many spaces. Again, they’ll read the skill on that space and write it at the bottom of the grid in the center of the mat. Students will continue rolling the dice and moving around the game board, each time, either writing the skill or tracing it in the corresponding column. The first skill to the top of it’s column is the winner!

Free editable board games for one player to work on key literacy skills.

These editable one player race and trace board games are going to bring a lot of hands-on learning and skill practice to your classroom. With so many ways to play, your students will never get bored and will be gaining confidence as independent learners all year long.

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