A growing collection of free printable fill in word puzzles for kids.
What is a Fill In Puzzle?
A fill in puzzle is similar to a crossword puzzle, but instead of clues, the words are already given. The solver must work to fit in all the words in the puzzle.
How to Do a Fill In Puzzle
A 10 letter word can only fit in a spot for 10 letters.
But what if there’s more than one 10 letter word, which word do you use?
You have to choose the right word so that all the other words of the puzzle will still be able to fit in.
Steps to Solve a Fill In Puzzle
Here are the basic steps in solving this type of word puzzle:
- pick an empty word box to try and figure out its word
- count how many letters the word needs to be
- count the letters of any word box that shares a letter with the word you’re trying to solve
- observe whatever is common between the 2 intersecting words (which letter spot is going to be the same in each word)
For example, “what 6 letter word’s 4th letter has the same letter as the first letter of an 8 letter word”
- look at your word bank and figure out which words match that criteria
- if there’s only one possible option, fill those words in the puzzle
- if there’s more than one possible option, skip that word for now and move on to try and solve another word box
Benefits of Fill In Word Puzzles
Like most puzzles, a fill in puzzle is quite relaxing to do. But they also help kids to improve spelling, logical thinking and problem solving skills.
The fill in puzzles are all free to download and print. The downloadable pdf always includes an answer page.
Read More about Football Fill In Puzzles
2 printable football word puzzles for kids and adults.
A fun football activity for football fans, and those that don’t know anything about football.
Print a few copies for your next Super Bowl party.
And for kids in the classroom, it can be a fun vocabulary activity.
Read More about Winter Fill In Puzzles
Fun printable winter word puzzles for kids.
A fun spelling and vocabulary activity for students 4th grade and up.
Great for early finishers and to give kids during the winter months and before the December break.
Kids will be challenged to fit in each puzzle all 32 and 33 winter weather, winter clothes, and winter activity words.
Read More about Fairy Tales Fill In Puzzles
2 fun and relaxing fairy tale themed word puzzles for kids and adults ages 8 and up.
There are 45 and 47 fairy tale words to fit into these fill in puzzles.
The puzzles are an educational and fun book activity that would pair well with most fairy tales. They also are a fun 4th grade spelling activity.
Read More about Earth Day Fill In Puzzle
A fun word puzzle for upper elementary and middle school students.
There’s 35 Earth Day words to fit in the puzzle. The challenge is figuring out where each word is supposed to go.
Read More about Fall Fill In Puzzles
Looking for some fun autumn themed activity sheets for kids? Check out these free printable fall fill in puzzles. What is a Fill In Puzzle? Fill in puzzles are a type of word puzzle that can be compared to a crossword puzzle. The difference is a fill in puzzle has no clues to solve. Instead, …
Read More about 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 game …
Read More about Summer Fill-In Puzzles
Here are 2 printable summer fill-in puzzles your kids are sure to enjoy! Both word puzzles are free to download and print. What is a Fill-In Puzzle? A fill-in puzzle is similar to a crossword puzzle, but instead of clues, you are given the words – to fill in or fit in the available spaces. …
Read More about Spring Animals Fill In Puzzle
Here is a free printable word fill in puzzle for kids with a spring animals theme. Kids will love this fun printable springtime activity. A fill-in puzzle is a fun printable game kids can play by themselves. The challenge is to fit all of the words into the puzzle. Spring is the season of new …