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Click on the speaker at the beginning of some of these words. Can you hear the /ar/ vowel sound? Let’s learn how to spell it!

In English spelling, the /ar/ vowel sound is frequently represented using the letters ar and this spelling pattern can fall at the beginning, in the middle, or at end of a word. Some examples are: army, farm, and star.

As you work through this word list, see if you can spot where the /ar/ vowel sound falls in each word. Try out the different spelling activities and games until you feel confident.

Later on, you will discover other ways of spelling the ar vowel sound and some rulebreakers which use the letters ar to spell different sounds.

Spelling games

Free games

Spring spelling gameSpringtime Spelling
Spring into spelling!

Egg hunt spelling gameEgg Hunt
Crack the eggs!

Word search Word Search, small
The classic English word game.
Print version

Against the clock Against the Clock
Spelling 'against the clock'.

Mayan Temple spelling gameMayan Temple
Try the temple spelling puzzle.

Monkey Business spelling gameMonkey Business
It's bananas!


Pattern recognition games Pattern recognition games are anagram based games designed to help identify and memorise the sequence of letters within a word.

Fishy Business spelling gameFishy Business
A fishy game that bites!

Rain spelling gameRain Drops
A spelling game for a rainy day.

Chick spelling gameEgg Hunt
Crack the eggs!

Asteroids spelling gameAsteroids
Out of this world spelling game!

Bouncing Anagram spelling gameBouncing Anagram
A lively anagram spelling game.

Bouncing Anagram Extreme spelling gameBouncing Anagram Extreme
An extreme anagram game!

Problem solving games Problem solving games help with word and letter pattern recognition and proofreading skills.

Wild West spelling gameWild West
Get off your horse and spell.

Which Witch spelling gameWhich Witch
Hangman with a twist.

Word search Word Search, medium
The classic English word game.
Print version

Word search Word Search, large
The classic English word game.
Print version

CodebreakerCodebreaker
Decode the enemy message.

Voice and vocabulary games Voice and vocabulary games help to strengthen the important link between the way words are spoken and written and introduce or reinforce vocabulary.

Bugs spelling gameSticky Bugs
Catch bugs to spell the words.

Spelling Bee spelling game Spelling Bee
A 'Spelling Bee' style game.

Cool Spelling game Cool Spelling
Chill Out!

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Learn more in Unit 10. Spelling choices for /ar/ sound; ar, a

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