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Drag Race – A Reading and Spelling Review Activity

Rev up your engines and get ready to roll! In this fun Drag Race activity, your child will build a race track and race his car to the finish line as he practices reading and spelling words. Ready, set, go!

download the Drag Race activity

Prepare Your Drag Race Activity

  1. Download the Drag Race Activity.
  2. Print the race car, starting line, and racetrack cards and cut them out along the dotted lines.
  3. For reading practice, write one review word on the back of each racetrack card.
  4. For spelling practice, leave the back of the cards blank.
  5. Assemble the car by folding on the lines as indicated and then place the car on the starting line.
boy with drag race car at the starting line

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!

Let’s play for spelling!

boys getting ready to start their drag race

Place your child’s racetrack cards in a stack and have him draw a card. Dictate one of his spelling words to him and have him write the spelling word on the back of the card.

boy writes spelling word on the back of drag race track card

For each word he spells correctly, he should add the racetrack card to his track and advance his car one space.

drag race car moving along track

Continue until all his words have been spelled correctly and the car reaches the end of the track.

boys playing with drag race activity

And that’s grounds for a victory lap!

More Ways to Play

  1. Playing for reading

    Write one review word on the back of each racetrack card and place the cards in a pile with the words facing down. Have your child choose a card from the pile and read the word on the back. For each word he reads correctly, he should add the racetrack card to his track and advance his car one space.

  2. Playing with more than one child

    Print and cut out a race car, starting line, and racetrack cards for each player. Use reading or spelling words that are consistent with each child’s level. Children take turns until one child reads or spells all his words correctly.

For a quick demonstration, watch as Ethan and Caleb play Drag Race for spelling and then for reading. 

Do you think your kids would enjoy this fun way to review words?

Photos by: Christine Zell

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Karen

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Great game! Love the ideas you give.

April

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What a cute idea!

Amanda

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Looks like fun! I’m going to do this with my boys. :D Thanks for always giving out the freebies!

Denise Watkins

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Awesome!

Katy

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Thanks for such a great idea and easy to do review!! And for providing just what we need!

Rena Walter

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Sounds like a good idea.

Alyssa T

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I’m excited to try the Drag Race! It looks like fun.
We’ve just started using your reading and spelling curriculums, and my boys are really enjoying them. I had tried teaching them to read with what turned out to be a rather scatter-shot approach, and it’s been incredibly helpful to back up and teach step by step. They are becoming much more confident readers and writers – and with no frustration. Thank you for such a great, straightforward way of teaching!!

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Alyssa,
I love that your boys are becoming more confident with reading and writing! That is so important. Keep up the great work!

Holly Garcia

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So fun! Crafts and learning!!!

Holly Garcia

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This looks so fun! Crafts and learning!

Rebecca Smith

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Looks like fun!

Tina H.

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Very cool idea!

Kristen

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How fun! What a fun way to engage children in a way that helps them with their Language Arts!

Megan

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My daughter is vehicle obsessed so this is a perfect activity for her!

Michelle Griswold

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Such a fun activity!

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We are just beginning our “All About” journey with our four year old!!!!!! We love the program and our little guy loves Ziggy!

Megan

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This looks like fun!

Kayla

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This looks like so much fun!

Megan Carrick

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We can’t WAIT to do this one! All About Learning’s downloadable games are the best – the kids don’t even realize they’re learning (shh!), they’re just so busy having FUN!

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Thank you, Megan! I love that our downloadable games are such a big hit for your kids.

Amber

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So fun! My kids would love this.

Christine

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this looks great!

Wendy Thornell

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We had this with our last level and my son loved it. Glad I can print and use again!

Alena

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Love this. Can’t wait to try it with my boys!

Kristie

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I will have to try this with my kids. Thanks!!

Serena

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Great idea!

LaToya Johnson

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Thanks for this printable! This will be great for my 5 yr old who is learning to blend sounds. It could also work for kids learning their alphabet or even numbers!

Robin E.

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Yes, definitely, LaToya! This game can be used to review all sorts of things.

Joanna Martin

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Sounds Wild! 😂

Annemarie

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Thank you for this idea!

Aimee

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Thank you for all the creative ideas you give for learning!

Jennifer

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I’m excited to try this with my kids. Thank you.

Tracy Longuevan

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This looks like so much fun. I can’t wait to try it with my daughter!

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