Making Words Activities for 3rd Grade

Instructor: Maria Airth

Maria has a Doctorate of Education and over 15 years of experience teaching psychology and math related courses at the university level.

Word making is a difficult skill that can be made more bearable with fun and engaging activities. The activities offered here will get your elementary students motivated to practice their long word making skills through games and light competition.

Activities to Encourage Word Making

Learning to read is a long process. Young students start by learning the sounds of each letter and progress to learning to identify the sounds of special letter combinations as they sound out words. However, as they get older, for example middle elementary, students need to start creating words to get a better understanding of how they work and how longer words are made up of common sounds from smaller words.

These activities are designed for 3rd graders to practice their word making skills through fun and engaging games.

Game Show Time

The competitive nature of this game will have students highly engaged and motivated to do their best work.


  • Letter tiles (or cards) separated into consonant and vowel stacks
  • Paper/pencil for teams

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