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Toggle Letter Game

Teach Starter Publishing Suitable for years:  F - 7

Create a random letter grid and make as many words with your class as you can before the timer runs out!

Use this widget during literacy rotations or as a warm-up for spelling lessons.

The Toggle widget generates a random grid of letters that students use to make as many words as they can. The grid can be adjusted to be 3 × 3, 4 × 4 or 5 × 5. There are many ways to play. See below for some suggestions.

Word Snakes

Create words by linking the adjoining letter squares, either adjacent or diagonal, to form a chain of letters. Each letter can only be used once per word.

Random Letters

Use any letter square on the board to create words. Each letter square can only be used once per word.


  • Less than 3 letters: 0 points
  • 3 letters: 1 point
  • 4 letters: 2 points
  • 5 letters: 3 points
  • 6 letters: 4 points
  • 7 letters: 5 points
  • 8 or more letters: 10 points

Note: The letters in the Toggle widget are generated at random, and the possible combinations per puzzle are not checked for undesirable word combinations. Please generate the puzzle and conduct your own check before presenting to your class.


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  • Michelle Halliday

    Hi there, toggle seems to be a bit buggy now with the new updated website. I wont allow me to change the grid from 4x4 to 5x5 or 3x3.

    • Stephanie (Teach Starter)

      Hi there Michelle, thank you for getting in touch. We are indeed having some issues with the Toggle widget at the moment. It will be fixed in due course, but our apologies for the inconvenience this may cause you in the meantime!

  • Bailey Davis

    Can you please make toggle free I really want to play it

    • Paul (Teach Starter)

      Hi Bailey, We are making more resources free for a limited time. Keep an eye on our social media channels for details. Who knows, maybe Toggle will be free for a little while... If you really want to play it, you can always subscribe to Teach Starter! Take a look at our plans and prices to find the subscription level that works for you - https://www.teachstarter.com/au/plans/