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Mail & Letter Writing Themed Word Shape Puzzles

Here are free printable word shape puzzles and spelling worksheets for grades 2 and 4 students.

You can print out a free copy of the spelling worksheets for your child. The PDF comes with answers.

The words of the word shape puzzles are mail-themed words and words you’d use when writing a friendly letter or greeting card.

Mail & letter words 2nd & 4th grade spelling worksheets. There are 2 printable worksheets, each with a word shape puzzle with 10 words. After kids write the words in the word boxes, they will color some word boxes with specified phonics sounds.

Word Shape Puzzle Worksheets

Word shape puzzles make a great spelling worksheet for kids in the earlier grades. It’s not about the word shape. It’s just a fun way to help kids learn their spelling words.

Each puzzle’s words are a grade 2 and grade 4 spelling list. Kids need to fit each word from the list into a word box that will match the shape of the word.

In the process, they will be writing out their spelling words and studying the individual letters that make up each word.

Next, kids will study their spelling words when they are asked to identify the words that have specific phonics sounds, or letter combinations, by coloring their word boxes.

Letter Writing and Card Themed Word Shape Puzzle

This first puzzle focuses on 10 words from the letter writing and card themed 2nd grade spelling list.

a mail and letter themed word shape puzzle

Almost all of the words are 4 letters, with one 6 letter word. They are words that are commonly used when writing a friendly letter, like “dear” and “love”.

To help work on spelling, after the child fits all the words in the matching word boxes, it will ask them to color word boxes a color that have a certain phonics sound or spelling.

For example, both puzzles say to color the word boxes containing words with a long O sound, yellow.

Mail Themed Word Shape Puzzle

The second puzzles uses 10 words from the mail themed 4th grade spelling words.

screenshot of printable mail themed word shape puzzle

The words of this puzzle are longer than usually seen on a word shape puzzle. But that makes it a little bit more interesting for students who would prefer a little more of a challenge.

The majority of the words are 7 letters long, the longest word having 8 letters, and the shortest having 4 letters.

Two printable word shape puzzle spelling worksheets for 2nd and 4th grade.  Each page has 10 spelling words to fit into word boxes.  Afterward, children will be asked to color the word boxes with words that have certain phonics sounds.  The worksheets are beside a stack of stamped envelopes.

Downloadable Word Shape Puzzles

The mail and letter writing themed word shape puzzles can be downloaded free below.

The printable pdf comes with an answer page to make life easier for the parent or teacher.

More Printable Word Shape Puzzles

Here are some more word shape word puzzles:

More Card & Letter Writing Activities

Here are some more fun letter writing, card, and mail themed activities for kids:

Word Shape Puzzle Answers

Here are the answers for these word shape puzzle worksheets.

The 2nd grade letter writing themed phonics worksheet:

The answer key for a 2nd-grade phonics word shape puzzle worksheet. The answers in order from 1 to 10 are: note, sent, letter, send, much, dear, soon, card, love, and well. The word note should have been colored yellow. The words letter, soon, and well, should have been colored pink. The word dear should have be colored light green. And the word card should have been colored light blue.

And here are the answers for the 4th grade word shape worksheet:

The answer key for a 4th-grade phonics word shape puzzle worksheet. The answers in order from 1 to 10 are: stamp, package, mailbox, deliver, express, envelope, wrote, miss, postage, and return. The word box for the word mailbox should have been colored light blue. The words envelope, wrote, and postage should have been colored yellow. The words express and miss should have be colored pink. And the word return should have been colored light green.

You can find more fun spelling activities for 2nd grade and free printable 4th grade word puzzles.