DIY Games for Kids: Word Mastermind
Do you have a Scrabble® game in your home? If so, put those letter tiles to use with this simple game.
You will need:
- Letter tiles
- Playsheet printable
- Blank sheet of paper
A – player 1: secretly writes a 5 letter word with no repeating letters on the blank piece of paper. (for the photos, I have put the secret word on the wood tile tray.)
☑birds – one letter only
☒nests – two S’s.
B – player 2: using the letter tiles, lays down their guess of a 5 letter word (with no repeating letters).
C – player 1: if any of the letters are in the secret word, player 1 slides down the letter(s) to indicate that the letter is somewhere in their word, but not necessarily in that position.
D – player 2: crosses out the letters NOT in the hidden word on the sheet. Using the discovered letter(s) as a clue, player 2 uses the tiles to make another guess being careful not to use the letters now marked on their sheet.
E – continue until player 2 guesses the hidden word!
This compact game is great to take traveling or to play on a quilt in the backyard!