Kids will have a great time finding words out of the phrase phrase “Have a Happy Easter!” How many words can you make, how many 8 letter words? It’s actually harder than it looks!
Print out a word scrabble sheet for each player and pass them out with pens or pencils. Set your clock for about 5-10 minutes and have the guests try to make as many words as they can out of the phrase (You can use your own phrase or words, too, by just writing it out and placing it in view of the players, such as “Mrs. Jones’ Class Party!” written on the chalkboard).
Words can only be created using only the number of letters shown (the word “kiss” is not allowing since there is only 1 “s”).
Scoring is done on a “by the letter” basis where you give points dependent on the number of letters a word is (2 letter words is 0 points, 3 points for 3 letter words, 4 points for 4 letter words, and so on). The player with the most points at the end wins.
Alternative for Younger Kids: To make it easier for the younger kids, or those just learning to spell, they can be allowed to use any number of the letters shown when making a word (the word “kiss” is allowed even though there is only 1 “s”). Scoring is then done on a “per-word” basis, and the number of words created is the player’s total points (they make 5 words they get 5 points). This helps with being able to make words easier and more children can score.
Everyone will have a hippity, hoppity time trying to come up with the best Easter words, and kids, teems and kids will all be able to play since the game scales to the spelling level of the players.