Here’s a free printable colors crossword puzzle for kids.
It’s a fun crossword puzzle and spelling activity for young learners in early elementary.
It will give kids practice spelling color names and color vocabulary.
And it doesn’t matter if you spell it “color” or “colour”, there’s a version of the puzzle for each spelling.
You can download a free copy below.
The difficulty level of this crossword puzzle is easy.
It’s ideal for younger elementary children around 2nd grade. In fact, most of the puzzle’s words are grade 2 spelling words, making this an excellent 2nd grade spelling activity.
The puzzle has 12 clues to solve. The majority of clues will be easy enough for kids to solve.
There is one clue that kids might not know the answer to just yet – the clue “it’s what makes colors visible.” The answer is light.
Kids will work on spelling the color names red, blue, yellow, green, black, white, pink, and brown.
The puzzle also has the color vocabulary: rainbow, dark, light, and color (or colour).
The fun colors word puzzle is a no-prep spelling activity.
There are 7 images of crayons with a clue in each. Kids can begin the puzzle by coloring each crayon, the color based on the clue written inside the crayon.
After coloring the crayons, the next step is to write their color names in the appropriate word boxes of the puzzle.
Then it’s time to work on the 5 remaining clues, down and across. If kids have trouble answering these, I suggest showing them one of the short YouTube videos I linked above. There’s one on light and color and another on rainbows.
Print This Colors Crossword Puzzle
The colors crossword puzzle for kids is free to download below.
The 4 page PDF has both versions of the puzzle, so you can choose the version that you prefer. Answer pages are also included in the PDF.
More Color Words Worksheets
Here are some more fun worksheets and activities to help kids learn to spell color words:
- a colors word search that uses the same words as the crossword
- “The Day The Crayons Quit” lesson plan and printable activities that will help kids practice reading, writing, and spelling color words
The answer keys to both versions of the puzzle are below. Here is the answer key for the COLORS crossword:
And here is the answer key for the COLOURS version of the puzzle:
You can find more free printable crossword puzzles for kids here.