Shiritori Race

This activity is just like the Japanese Shiritori game where students fill-in-the-blanks with English words they know until they reach the finish point.

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Originally submitted by Stephanie Leung on Apr 07, 2010.


  • Give each student a worksheet and let them write a starting word (or you can pick a starting word). The last letter of the word then becomes the first letter of the next word. Students try to complete all the blanks up to the finishing square.
  • All words must fit onto the grid. For example, at the end if there are six spaces left to the finish, then they must use a six letter word.


  • Students can play in groups, individually or in pairs and each person can say their word.
  • You can set a rule of having less than a certain number of words in total, so the students must think of big words to take up more space.


  • I encourage students to use words with 5 or more letters, otherwise it's far too easy.



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Estimated time: 5-15 min

Submitted by: Englipedia Archive

November 11, 2019


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