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How to play Fairground Spells

Each of the six games has separate instructions which you can read when you're ready to play. You can also ask for help again at any time during a game. However, we've written some more information here to tell you a bit about each activity.

You've got 2 minutes on each game to win as many candy canes as you can. If you win a bonus or run out of time the game will end but you'll be given the chance to have another go.

Find out more about:

Dodgems
Fruit Machine
Whack a Moley
Test Your Skill
Grabber Grammar
Ferris Wheel


Dodgems

dodgemsThis challenge tests your understanding of prefixes and suffixes. These are two or three letters which are added to the beginning of a word (prefix) or the end (suffix) to change, or add to, the meaning of the word. Drive your dodgem on the race track and see if you can bump the dodgem with the right prefix or suffix. Remember there might be more than one solution - but you have to find the one that we've chosen.

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Fruit Machine

Fruit MachineOur version of One Armed Bandit helps you practise spelling. When the reels spin you'll see a word - but not all of it! Some of the letters will be missing - and it's up to you to guess the word. We've given you a clue so if you think you know what the word is and how to spell it just type the letters in and see how you go!


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Whack a Moley

Whack a MoleyAnother chance to practise spelling, this time with the help of some friendly moles. You'll be presented with a row of balloons each of which has a letter hidden behind. When you start to play, letter moles will pop from their holes - bop them on the head with the mallet and if the letter they hold is in the hidden word a balloon will pop and the letter will appear. As soon as you think you've guessed the word type it in - you'll win a candy cane if you've guessed right.


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Test your Skill

Test your SkillLet's see what you can find hiding in our long words. For example, the word 'internet' also contains the word 'net'. We've chosen up to 6 words for you to find and they're all 3 letters or more in length. For every one you find that's correct the bell will ring and your candy cane count will increase.


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Grabber Grammar

Grabber GrammarHow good are your punctuation skills? Find out in our Grammar game. We give you a sentence, with one word and the appropriate punctuation missing. We also give you three possible answers to complete the sentence correctly. Check your choices carefully as an apostrophe in the wrong place, or an exclamation mark where there shouldn't be one, will make all the difference!

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Ferris Wheel

Ferris WheelOur wheel isn't quite as big as the London Eye but you'll still have fun spinning it round. Your task on this game is to complete a word by choosing the correct vowel pair from the wheel. Each carriage has a vowel combination on such as ea, ie or ou. Which pair correctly finishes the word? Spin the wheel until your choice of vowels fits.

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