Magic Squares – Spelling Activities & Phonics Practice Worksheets


Phoneme grapheme mapping (a process skilled spellers use to store words in long term memory) is strengthened with these Magic Square Word Building Boards!  38 word boards and a blank, reproducible board for endless spelling fun!!


Spelling activities with Magic Squares is the ultimate phonics practice!

Guide your students to spell words to decode and build their vocabulary. And these no prep worksheets are perfect for centers and morning work!  Students build words by connecting graphemes (letters) to spell words with target phonics patterns. 

Your students will strengthen their orthographic mapping skills as they connect the sounds to letters when building words. The possibilities are endless and the prep time is ZERO! Phoneme grapheme mapping helps readers build word reading recognition.

How to Use Magic Squares for Phonics Spelling Practice:

  • Students use the letters around the board with the target letter(s) at the center of the board to create words to spell and read.
  • Includes a BLANK board for you to create your own!
  • The boards can be printed onto cardstock to be used over and over again. Or, they can be printed out as a worksheet for homework, morning work, literacy center, or one-on-one review.


38 Magic Boards with Spelling Rules:

Short Vowels

Digraphs (ch, sh, th, wh)






Beginning Blends

Ending Blends

Vowel Teams

R-Controlled Vowels


Silent e



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