Fun with Words

The English language is full of quirks and oddities—things like puns, palindromes, portmanteaus, tongue twisters, spoonerisms, and more. We believe that having fun with words is an important part of learning. And that’s why we’ve put together a delightful assortment of resources to help you and your children have fun with words!

And who can resist the charm of portmanteaus? These delightful word-blends like “brunch” and “smog” are proof that creativity knows no bounds when it comes to language. Of course, we can’t forget tongue twisters, those mischievous phrases that challenge even the most skilled speakers. They might leave your tongue-tied, but they’re guaranteed to leave you smiling!

But wait, there’s more—spoonerisms! These amusing slips of the tongue, where initial consonants of two words are swapped, often with hilarious results, remind us not to take language too seriously. After all, making mistakes can lead to laughter and new discoveries!

We firmly believe that having fun with words is an essential part of learning. It fosters a love for language and encourages creativity and curiosity. That’s why we’ve carefully curated an assortment of resources to enchant both you and your children. With games, puzzles, brainteasers, and more, the journey through the enchanting world of words is sure to be a delightful one.

You’ll also find game reviews, printable activities, downloads, and much more!

Wow! Let’s Learn about Palindromes

Words needn’t be used only for communicating—they can be fun to play with, too! And the more fun that students have with words, the likelier they’ll be to enjoy reading, writing, and learning. One of the more amusing examples of…

Read Now

Reading with Expression: 5 Teaching Tips and a Free Printable

Do you want to help your child learn to read with expression? We’ve got 5 great tips and 2 free downloads for you!

Read Now
set of printable valentine cards with puns

Punny Valentines – An Introduction to Puns

Looking for a great way to introduce your kids to puns? Look no further than this great post!

Read Now

Silly Sentence Match-Ups

Reading review and LOTS of laughter…that’s what you’ll get with this fun activity for kids of all ages!

Read Now

Beep! Bang! Boom! Let’s Learn about Onomatopoeia

You know that dogs bark and cats meow—but have you ever wondered how these words came to be? Say bark and meow out loud—do you notice anything interesting? That’s right—they sound like what they mean! When a word sounds like…

Read Now
a piece of cake with pink frosting

Teaching Idioms: It’s a Piece of Cake!

I won’t beat around the bush–this blog post about teaching idioms takes the cake!

Read Now
pink and purple rhyming heart cards

Rhyming with Candy Hearts

Reinforce the concept of rhyming with this delightful downloadable activity!

Read Now
thanksgiving scramble activity cornucopia

Thanksgiving Scramble – A Fun Make-a-Word Activity

How many words can you make out of the word ‘Thanksgiving’? This colorful Make-a-Word activity offers delicious holiday fun!

Read Now
Fun with Emojis two cute emojis

Fun with Emojis: An “Emotional” Fluency Activity

Can a smiley face help your child’s fluency in reading? This emoji-filled activity is sure to bring plenty of smile(y)s! :)

Read Now
a purple moped - fun with portmanteaus

Fun with Portmanteaus

Introduce your child to portmanteaus and open up a whole new world of fun with words!

Read Now
2 pirates ready for pirate activities

A Treasure Trove of Pirate Activities for Reading and Spelling

Have fun with your little swashbucklers on International Talk Like a Pirate Day–this selection of pirate activities is a great place to start!

Read Now
Cards from apples to apples game

Using Apples to Apples Junior to Build Language Skills

Encourage creative word play and help your child build language skills with Apples to Apples Junior!

Read Now