These word work activities are all fun and engaging ways to practice reading, spelling and writing words. Add word work to your literacy centers or small group instruction with these resources!
What is Word Work?
You can do word work by interacting with words in a variety of ways. Examples include, rhyming words, working with a phonics pattern, learning high frequency words and more! When students engage in activities like these they become better readers, spellers and writers.
Working with Words
There are so many ways to do word work and I am always developing new engaging word work activities. This page is filled with resources for a wide variety of skills that can be used for a wide range of themes you do in your classroom.
Many of the word work activities are editable, so you can type in any words you want! Just type in words that cover skills you are working on. You can add CVC words, words with blends/digraphs/vowel teams, high frequency words, spelling words and so much more!
There are also resources that focus on one specific skill - like spelling CVC words or reading words with blends.
Word Work Printables That You Can Use Any Time of Year
Although many of the resources are tied to a specific theme or to be used during a certain time of year, here are some of our favorite resources that can be used any time you want to provide word work fun for your students.
- CVC Words Clip Cards
- Superhero Word Work Board Game
- Pencil Theme Editable Bump Game
- Crayon Theme Write the Room Activity
- Rainbow Four in a Row Game
These CVC words clip cards are a hands-on way for students to practice reading CVC words while building fine motor skills.
This board game has a fun superhero theme that the kids love. Plus, you can type in any words you want and the whole game board auto-populates for you!
This editable game is super simple for students to learn to play and a great way for them to practice word work with a partner.
This editable write the room activity is a fun way for kids to practice reading, writing and spelling words while getting up and moving around.
Type in any words you want and the kids will have a blast reading words and covering spots on the mat. The first player to get four in a row, wins!
- Feed the Fish Spin, Build and Write Mats
- CVC Words Matching Mats
- Blend Word Clip Cards
- Secret Code Word Rainbow Puzzles
- Editable Word Work Worksheets
This fun mat requires no prep from you beyond typing in the words. The kids are going to love feeding the fish words!
Kids will read the CVC word on the card and then find the picture that corresponds to the word on the mat. Cover all the spaces on the mat and you win!
Give students a hands-on way to learn to read words with blends! Students will look at the picture on the card and then clip the word that matches. It’s super easy to make these self-checking so that your students can get immediate feedback on their choices.
Kids will have lots of fun cracking the code and finding the puzzle piece that matches the word. This editable activity uses a special code font and you can type in any words you want!
I can’t forget to include these editable worksheets that you can use to work on words that are between 2-8 characters long. Easily type in words and then send home for extra practice or use in class for independent work. Even if you don’t do sight words, these worksheets will be super helpful to you!
We have many more word work printables and activities for you to use, so keep on reading to see them all.
All of Our Word Work Resources
Here is a list of all of the word work activities here on Fun Learning for Kids! Click on a picture or title below to be taken to the specific resource.
We hope you find lots of fun and engaging ways for your students to practice word work!
Word work is the practice of interacting with words in a variety of ways. Examples include learning high frequency words, working with a phonics pattern, spelling, learning rhyming words and more! When students engage in activities like these they become better readers, spellers and writers.
In elementary grades, word work is a variety of hands-on activities to help students work on learning high frequency words, phonics pattern, spelling and more!