Play Games to Feed your Brain… and the World!

Are you a fellow word lover?  Growing up with a grandma who kept an Official Scrabble Dictionary in her trunk at all times, I think it’s in my blood!  Still today I get a Word of the Day email and do my crosswords in pen (ok just early in the week– by Thursday I usually switch to pencil!), and editing ThinkFun’s What’s GNU? online dictionary was no small thrill :)

As a self-professed word nerd, I was thrilled to learn about the Free Rice initiative!  If you are looking for a fun way to beef up your vocabulary… and do some good for the world while you play, check out www.freerice.com. Take a vocabulary quiz (no need to sign up/register), and for every answer you get right, FreeRice donates ten grains of rice to the World Food Programme!

Feed your brain and the planet– what could be better!?

Take a moment to play a quick round… and leave a comment using your new word in a sentence (I know… once an elementary school teacher…) :)

5 thoughts on “Play Games to Feed your Brain… and the World!

  1. Charlotte Post author

    Oooh a new gem of a word!: “Spring cleaning is in the air… time to clear out all the dusty GIMCRACK from the shelves”

  2. Kathy

    What a great idea! Tis could be addictive but at least someone would benefit by the hours I could spend on this.

    I like to HOBNOB with people like Charlotte who like words and word gmes.

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  4. Rob

    You’re right it’s addictive. I got up to 130 grains, but then they hit me with a word that occurs only once, in other words a HAPAX.

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