Perfect for the pre-reader and early learner, My First BANANAGRAMS utilizes lowercase letters that help children grow a love for word games and wordplay, and aligns perfectly with reading curriculums.

Also included are combo-letter word building tiles, which are the first step in word creation. With multiple mini games, My First BANANAGRAMS creates a step-by-step play-progression towards ultimately learning how to play a full game of BANANAGRAMS.

What's In The Box

80 Single Letter Tiles

13 Combo-Letter Tiles





1 to 4 Players


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Time To Play

15 mins

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How to Play My First BANANAGRAMS®

The game play has been simplified from the Classic game.

You start by placing all 80 single letter tiles facedown in the center of the table. These form the “Bunch.” Each player takes 15 single-letter tiles. The object of the game is to be the first to use all your letters in a connected word grid without a spelling mistake, proper noun or abbreviation. There are also multiple ways to use the tiles to progress your preschooler in their reading skills. Like spelling your name, placing the abc’s in order and letter matching. The instructions showcase 11 different tile progression exercises and you can CLICK HERE for more downloadable resources to enhance your game play experience.

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"My 5yo loves making words with these to practice her word families, phonics, and reading."

"Such a hit with my kindergarteners... two sets aren't enough!"

"We homeschool and this is one of their favorite spelling games."

More fun with My First BANANAGRAMS!

Thanks for playing My First BANANAGRAMS, the perfect first word game for preschoolers and early readers! Below you will find additional individual activities or you can download all the additional activities in one file:

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