Crobble Game

Lesson #12073

This is a fun way for students to practice spelling with a game that combines Scrabble® and a crossword puzzle.

Students will enjoy playing the Crobble game either inside the classroom or outside on the lawn or asphalt.

Increase student’s vocabulary, practice spelling and math and have fun all at the same time.

11151-4IN-Ellison SureCut Die Set - Block Alphabet, Capital Letters - 4 Inch
Adhesive, Cardboard, chipboard or recycled gift boxes, Construction paper, Stickers or white pen
Adhesive, Cardboard, chipboard or recycled gift boxes, Construction paper, Stickers or white pen

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Using the chart that shows the value of each letter and how many of each letter you will need, die-cut the 4" Block Alphabet Capital Letters from white construction paper making as many letters as you need.
  2. Cut cardboard, chipboard or recycled gift boxes into 6" x 6" pieces for the game tiles.
  3. Cut a 1" x 6" strip of construction paper. This will act as a guide to align the letters on the game tiles.
  4. Adhere the letters to the tiles using the guide strip.
  5. Place a value for each letter using stickers or a white pen beside the letter (Main Photo).
  6. Each student can take five or six tiles, place them on the classroom floor or outside on the lawn or asphalt and start the game.
  7. As students create a word, they will keep score of the value from the tiles they have used.
  8. This is a great way to celebrate National Puzzle Day, to play indoors on a rainy day or outside on the lawn or asphalt on sunny days. This game is sure to brighten any day!

English Language Arts
NL-ENG.K-12.4 Communication Skills

  • Students adjust their use of spoken, written and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.


National Arts & Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.5 Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others
Achievement Standard:

  • Students understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art.

NA-VA.K-4.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines
Achievement Standard:

  • Students identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum.


Operation and Algebraic Thinking
Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.

  • Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.


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