Best Spelling Games for Kids and Students (Android & iPad)

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Here is a collection of some very good spelling games for both Android and iOS operated devices. You can use these games with your kids and/or students to help them develop their spelling skills and learn their first steps towards becoming better writers. These spelling games cover a wide variety of themes and topics from word puzzles to alphabet games. 

Spelling games

As students practice their spelling they also get to learn other equally important skills including vocabulary, reading, and phonics. Some of these apps enable teachers and parents to customize game activities, create personalized word lists, and track kids learning progress. 

I invite you to check the collection out and share with the Educators Technology community if you have other suggestions to add to the list (use @educatorstech). For more options, read best spelling apps for kids and students.

1. Reading Eggs

Reading Eggs is a learning program that offers a wide variety of spelling games, phonics activities, word puzzles, alphabet games, nursery rhymes, and a huge collection of story books for kids. The app also provides Kids with self-paced one-on-one lessons customized to their skill level. As students play the games and interact with the activities they get rewards in the form of golden eggs and collectable pets.

Compatibility: iPhone/iPad and Android Price: Free, offers in-app purchases / Age: 4+

2. Spelling Shed

Spelling Shed

Spelling Shed is a popular spelling game that helps kids from all around the world learn and develop their spelling, reading, and vocabulary skills. The app contains increasing levels of difficulty and a rewarding system using bonuses, points, and hot streaks to keep kids focused and incentivise accuracy and fluency. The app also is dyslexia-friendly using OpenDyslexic font as standard. Spelling Shed includes  built-in word lists with the ability to create one's own custom words lists. 

Compatibility: iPhone/iPad and Android / Price: $2.99 / Age: 4+

3. Sight Words Adventure

Sight Words Adventure offers a number of engaging mini games that help students practice and develop their spelling and writing skills. The app contains over 300 sight words arranged into 5 levels (PreK- Grade 3). The games are illustrated with colorful characters and beautiful visuals. The real time dashboard allows kids to track their progress and learn about their performance.

Compatibility: iPhone/iPad and Android / Price: $2.99 / Age: 4+

4. A+ Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee

A+ Spelling Bee is another spelling game for kids and young learners. The app consists of three levels easy, medium, and hard. 'Kids drag and drop colourful buttons onto the blackboard in the correct order to learn spelling. They get rewarded with dragons in each level to keep them amused and motivated at the same time!' 

There are two modes: learn mode which provides hints to help kids drag and drop letters correctly and play mode which requires kids to use their spelling skills to win dragons. 

Compatibility: iPhone/iPad and Android alternative / Price: Free, offers in-app purchases / Age: 4+

5. Spelling Monster

Spelling Monster is a spelling app that helps kids develop their spelling skills using fun mini games. Parents and teachers can track kids spelling progress in the app. They can have access to kids spelling word lists, learn how many times the lists have been played, the length of time they were played, and percentage of correct answers. Other features provided by the app include HD graphics and sounds, the ability to create and edit personalized spelling lists, unlimited amount of lists can be entered, up to 13 words can be added, and more.

CompatibilityiPhone/iPad  Price: $0.99  / Age: 4+

6. Tiggly Doctor

Tiggly Doctor helps kids learn to spell verbs and perform the operations of a doctor. The game is fun and entertaining. Kids get to play the persona of a doctor and engage in a series of operations that involve strategic use of action verbs, short and long vowels. Depending on the type of patients that visit the doctor, kids get to practice various literacy-based skills. 

For instance, there is a patient who likes to read magazines in kids office. Each time he visits he asks for help to sound complex words such as Multimillionaire, Mouthwatering, Regulations, etc. The game starts with a simple level that consists of simple verbs and short sound vowels and increases in difficulty to the hardest level that contains long sounds, complex and fancy verbs. 

Compatibility: iPhone/iPad and Android / Price: Free / Age: 4+

7. Wonster Words: ABC Phonics Spelling Games for Kids

Wonster Words

Wonster Words offers various interactive games to help kids develop their reading and spelling skills. Using interactive word puzzles, kids get to learn how to connect letters to construct words. ' As the child drags a letter puzzle, the name of the letter and the phonics sounds will play. Once the words are completed, children will enjoy silly videos head-lined by the lovable Wonsters.'

Compatibility: Android /  Age: 4+