Looking for a printable back to school activity? Let me suggest one of these free back to school word scramble puzzles.
Students will need to unscramble the jumbled back to school words.
When all the words are unscrambled, they will discover a mystery message. The message is the answer to a back to school joke(s).
There are 3 printable puzzles with varying levels of difficulty.
The answer key is included in the downloaded pdf. You can also see the answers at the bottom of this post.
Easy Elementary Word Scramble
This first back to school word scramble is the easiest one. A lot of 4 or 5 letter words, and a 6 letter word.
The words of this puzzle are all second grade spelling words.
It has 10 jumbled school themed words.
After putting the mixed up letters in the right order, the student will be rewarded with the answers to 2 back to school jokes.
For those that are learning the themed grade 2 spelling words, this activity would be a nice complement to the back to school themed week. The unscrambled words are the back to school words of that week, and it would be an additional practice to help learn the spelling of those words.
Word Scramble for Kids
This next word scramble printable is a step up in difficulty from the first.
There’s still a few 4 and 5 letter words, but there’s a lot more 6 letter words and even a 7 letter word.
This one uses the words of the back to school spelling words of 3rd grade.
There are 13 school themed words to unscramble. Words like quiz, lesson, class and pencil.
After completion, the child will get the answer to another school themed riddle.
School Word Scramble Worksheet
And this last one is probably the most challenging.
There are 14 jumbled words, most of them being 7-9 letter words, with a 5 letter word and a couple of 6 letter words.
The words are grade 4 spelling words, so there are no unheard of impossible words. There are words like backpack, project, or subjects.
But no worries, if the student gets stuck, answers are included in this free printable pdf.
Back to School Word Scramble Pdf
All 3 printable word scrambles can be downloaded free below.
The pdf includes an answer sheet to check your answers.
More Back to School Activities
Here are some more printable back to school activities you can give to students at the beginning of the school year:
- back to school word fill in puzzles
- back to school crossword puzzles (2nd, 3rd & 4th grade)
- difficult back to school word search
- easy back to school word searches (2nd, 3rd & 4th grade)
- back to school word search for 5th grade
- back to school word search for 6th grade students
Back to School Word Scramble Answer Key
Here are the answers to the word scrambles above. The answer key is also included in the downloaded pdf.
Easy Word Scramble Answers:
What kind of teacher passes gas?: A TUTOR
Who is the king of the pencil case?: THE RULER
Medium Word Scramble Answers:
Why don’t you see giraffes in elementary school?
because they ARE ALL IN HIGH SCHOOL
Hard Word Scramble Answers:
Why was the school cafeteria clock behind on the first day of school?
IT WENT BACK FOUR SECONDS