Gaming the Gospels: Easter Wordle

Laura Kings 4 April 2022

Work on your Easter vocabulary with this fun game for the classroom or family based on the popular app Wordle.

Why not try your hand at Easter Wordle?

You may be familiar with the game Wordle, developed by Welsh Software Engineer Josh Wardle and recently acquired by the New York Times. If not, you may have played the game Jotto with your grandparents or watched Lingo on the television. This version of the game has been modified for classroom use but would make a great family games night addition in the lead-up to Easter as well. Just grab the closest whiteboard or jotter and you are good to go!

In Easter Wordle, players have six attempts to guess a five-letter word, with feedback given for each guess in the form of underlined or circled letters, indicating when letters match or occupy the correct position. In the online version, you cannot use proper nouns or have multiple players, but there are no such restrictions in Easter Wordle!

How to play:

The aim is to guess the word correctly in 6 attempts.

  1. Play on paper, the traditional or interactive whiteboard by drawing a table with five columns and six rows.
  2. The Gamemaster chooses a five-letter term related to Easter but keeps it secret.
  3. Players then take turns suggesting a five-letter word to add to the first row.
  4. The Gamemaster circles letters that are in the correct box and underlines letters that are part of the word but in the wrong box.
  5. Players have six chances to guess the word!

Easter Vocabulary

  • Jesus
  • Risen
  • Three
  • Third
  • Angel
  • Palms
  • Bread
  • Prays
  • Cross
  • Thorn
  • Cloak
  • Judas
  • Blood
  • Sword
  • Nails
  • Crowd
  • Herod
  • Crown
  • Ashes
  • Death
  • Saved
  • Renew
  • Stone
  • Rites
  • Vigil