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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- printable friendship bookmarks that kids can color and give to their friends
- mail themed word search that uses 4th grade spelling word
- informal letter writing themed word search that uses 2nd grade spelling words
- make an animal-themed handmade greeting card
- easy DIY owl card craft
Word Shape Puzzle Answers
Here are the answers for these word shape puzzle worksheets.
The 2nd grade letter writing themed phonics worksheet:
And here are the answers for the 4th grade word shape worksheet: