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Back to School Fill In Puzzles

Here are some free printable back to school fill in puzzles for kids. They make a great first day of school activity.

These word fill in puzzles would be most ideal for upper elementary students between grades 4 and 6.

What Are Fill In Puzzles?

Fill in puzzles are a type of word puzzle that will challenge students in a fun way. These were my favourite type of puzzles when I was a kid.

These type of word puzzles are similar to a crossword puzzle, but instead of clues, the words are already given. The challenge is fitting all the words into the puzzle.

The words are grouped by the amount of letters they contain. So a 7 letter word can only be placed in a 7 letter spot, and all the words must be fit in.

When working on fill it in puzzles, the solver is keenly focused on the letters that make up each word, which makes it a fun way to work on spelling.

Easy Fill In Puzzle for Kids

The first puzzle has 30 school themed words that range in length from 3 letter words to 9 letter words.

A printable back to school fill in puzzle for kids.  30 school words to fit in.  The words are 3 to 9 letter words.  Black and white images of school books, crayons, pencils, brushes, a ruler and more that kids can color if they wish to.

It would be considered an easy level puzzle since the 9 letter word category only has one word.

Filling in this word will give students a good jump start to the word puzzle.

Back to School Puzzle

The second school word puzzle has 32 words for students to fill in. The shortest word is 3 letters, and the longest is an 11 letter word.

A printable back to school fill in puzzle for kids.  32 school words to fit in.  The words are 3 to 11 letters long.  The black and white puzzle has images of a globe, school bus with children, paint brush and tray, and a triangle ruler that kids can color if desired.

This puzzle is also easy enough for kids to have fun with. They will be building their spelling skills while doing a fun puzzle.

Printable Fill In Puzzles

With no prep needed, teachers and homeschooling parents can download these printable back to school activities below.

Both back to school fill in puzzles are free to download and print. The pdf includes answer pages.

More First Day of School Activities

Here are some more printable beginning of the school year activities:

If you prefer another fill in puzzle, check out these fall themed fill in puzzles.