Word Ladder Worksheets

Word ladders are a fun way to explore word families, phonics and rhyming words. Students are given a pair of words and must create a ladder, or chain, or words to connect them by only changing one letter at time. Our worksheets on this fun activity are below; click on the name to view the details or to download it. They are free for you to use in class or at home.

Animal Word Ladders

How do you get from Hen to Pig? Students have fun getting creative with this word ladder worksheet about animals!

Beginning Word Ladders

Climb the ladder from Hat to Tip and then from Pie to Eat! Students develop vocabulary skills as they complete the activity.

Christmas Word Ladders

Word ladders are challenging, but they are also a great way to develop your vocabulary skills! Use this Christmas worksheet to teach your students more about finding a way to connect one word to another.

Earth Day Word Ladders

Students love word ladders. They are fun activities that stiumulate thinking about words. This activity is focuses on Earth Day and is great for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students.

Spring Word Ladders

A fun word ladder activity about the Spring season! Students practice their vocabulary skills while they connect the words.

Thanksgiving Word Ladders

Challenge your students with this Thanksgiving word ladder activity!

Word Ladders: Around the House

How do you get from Roof to Wall on a word ladder activity? That’s what students need to figure out on this vocabulary skill-building activity.

Word Ladders: Colors

A fun word ladder activity about colors. Students develop vocabulary skills as they decide which words complete each ladder!

Word Ladders: On the Farm

From Yard to Barn and Hay to Cow. A fun word ladder activity about things on a farm.