The game is word ladders and all you need to play is a whiteboard or somewhere for children to make a list of words.
Word Ladders can be a game for 2 players or 2 teams or it can be a challenge to give individuals.
Start with a simple 3 or 4 letter word and players take turns to change only one letter to make a new word.
A word can't be repeated in a game. The game ends when a player can't make another word.
This game can also be played by the whole class with the class divided into 2 teams.
A great challenge for individuals is to give them a start word and ask them to make a word ladder that is as long as possible in a given time. Children can compete to see who can make the longest word ladder.
Here are some words that you might use to start the word ladder.
Easy game - cat, pet, pig, hot, bug.
Getting harder - time, name, line, rose.
More challenging - meet, moon, band.
This game is similar to the Word Change games in 2 of my phonics games collections.
In the Word Change games in this set, the players take turns to place a letter card over a letter on the board. Great game to make them really think!
There are also some CVC Word Change games in
Hope the kids enjoy playing the Word Ladders Game!