Multisensory Monday- Mystery Words Game

Multisensory Monday- Mystery Words Game

Posted by Samantha Brooks on 26th Jun 2017

Student engagement is a critical part of reading remediation.  For students who struggle with reading and spelling, the repetitive skills required daily can lead to anxiety!  This is why it is important to offer a variety of multisensory activities to help students practice reading and spelling skills in an engaging manner.  Here is a fun, easy game to help students practice spelling and reading skills.

My students had a blast with this Mystery Word activity! Mystery Words is a great multisensory activity to liven up a lesson. I love the look of amazement on the kids’ faces. It’s just like a magic trick!


The materials you will need are:

  •  Sheet of white paper with boxes like the one above
  •  White crayon
  •  Dark-colored crayon
  •  Penny


  • Call out each dictation word (don’t forget to pound and fingertap!)
  • Students use a white crayon to spell the given word in the box.
  • Students color the box with a dark colored crayon.
  • Students use penny to scrape off excess crayon and to reveal the “hidden” word!
  • As a class, check the spelling with a clean copy model and read together.

Have Fun!!!

Samantha Brooks, MSE, Dyslexia Therapist

Samantha Brooks is an Intern Instructor with Brainspring Educator Academy.

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