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How many words can you make out of Halloween – Free Printable Game

This free printable How many words can you make out of Halloween game is a really great activity where you have to try and make as many words as you can, only using the letters that are found in the word Halloween.

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How do you play the “How many words can you make…” game?

It is a super fun and challenging game that would be perfect to play at a Halloween themed party, as part of a classroom activity, or just as a rainy day playdate activity. Here is how the game works:

At the top of the page, there will be a word or a phrase. In this case, the word is Halloween. Using each letter only once, you have to see how many different words you are able to come up with using the letters H,A,L,L,O,W,E,E,N. Here’s a hint: There are 128 different words you can make!

Here are a few examples:

  • alone
  • hello
  • wheel
  • hole
  • whale
  • own
  • lean
  • heel
  • and 120 more!

Write down as many words as you can on the numbered lines below. There are 30 lines that are provided on the page, however, if you can keep coming up with more words, feel free to turn the page over and continue to make more words!

How do you win the How many words can you make out of Halloween game?

If you are using this activity in a classroom, you may want to simply have your students come up with as many different words as they can, and that’s it!

Another option would be to make it a big more competitive and challenging. Here is how you can do that:

Make it into a timed competition:
First, set a timer for 3-5 minutes. If you are playing the game with younger children, you may want to set the timer for a longer amount of time.

When someone says “GO,” everyone has to try and make as many words as they can before the time is up. After the timer goes off, whichever player has come up with the most words, wins!

If you would like to make the game even more challenging, you can also incorporate a scattergories element into it. Keep reading to find out how.

How to add a scattergories element into the game:
Have everyone write down as many words as they can before the timer goes up. Try and come up with the most unique words as possible, this is very important to winning the game!

Once the timer goes off, each person can go around the room and read their answers out aloud and compare them to each other. If another person has the same answer as you, both of you must cross that word off of both of their lists. Whichever person has the most unique answer at the end of the game, wins!

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Free Printable How Many Words Can You Make From Halloween Game

This game is designed to print onto a standard 8.5×11 inch piece of paper or cardstock.

Feel free to download and print as many copies of the activity as you would like. However, please do not edit or redistribute the files in any way. This activity was created for personal or classroom use only.

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Be sure to check out more of our fun free printable Halloween games and activities below:

Free Printable Halloween Maze:
This fun maze features a spooky pumpkin in the center. Work through the maze to reach it! View the full blog post and download links here.

Free Printable Halloween Word Search:
Kids and adults alike will have a blast searching for 15 Halloween themed words in this word search game. Click here to read the full blog post and download the game files.

Free Printable Halloween I Spy Game:
This super fun I Spy game features 8 spooky Halloween themed items to search for. Count and write down how many of each picture you see on the lines next to each image. View the full blog post and download the game files here.

Free Printable Halloween Word Scramble:
This word scramble game features 12 Halloween themed words to try and unscramble. Don’t worry, we’ve included an answer key in case you get stumped! Click here to read the full blog post and download the game files.

Check out these adorable Halloween themed pencils to work on your word game with!

Click here to view the Halloween themed pencils on Amazon.

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Download Links:

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