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Space & Planets Word Scramble Puzzles

Here are some free printable word scrambles to help kids practice spelling of space themed words. There’s a planets word scramble worksheet and a space word scramble.

Planets Word Scramble Worksheet

A good worksheet for kids to work on learning to spell the names of the 8 planets in our solar system is a word scramble.

Students will need to unscramble the jumbled letters of the planet names.

A black and white planets word scramble worksheet where kids can unscramble the names of the planets in our solar system.  The bottom of the page has a numbered blank list from 1 to 8.  Kids are asked to write the planets in order starting from the planet closest to the sun.

Afterwards, kids will get to practice their knowledge of the order of the planets. The worksheet asks them to write all 8 planets in the order they are located starting with the planet closest to the sun.

Space Word Scramble

The space word scramble has 12 space themed words for kids to unscramble.

A black and white printable space word scramble with 12 space themed words to unscramble.

Difficulty Level

The jumbled words of both word scramble puzzles are mostly 5th grade spelling words. They are from the space themed grade 5 spelling list.

Three of the scrambled words are from the third grade spelling words and two of them are from the 2nd grade spelling words.

For 5th grade students, these printable puzzles will help them learn their 5th grade spelling list as it will give them a lot of practice working with the letters that make up each word.

Two printable worksheets with space and planets themed word scrambles.  There's also a section for kids to write the 8 planets in order starting from the planet closest to the sun.

Free Printable Space Word Scrambles

Both outer space word scrambles can be downloaded free below.

The pdf also includes an answer sheet to make life easier for teachers and homeschooling parents.

More Fun Space Printables

Kids can practice space vocabulary with these space crossword puzzles.

Younger kids might enjoy these Star Wars color by number sheets.

Word Scramble Answers

While the answers are included in the downloadable pdf, you can also find them below.

Planets Word Scramble Answers

Here are the answers for the planets worksheet:

The answers for a word scramble worksheet of the names of the planets in our solar system.  The answers are: Neptune, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Earth, Mercury, Uranus, and Saturn.  And also the answers for the worksheet question that asks  kids to write the planets in order starting from the planet closest to the sun is: #1 Mercury, #2 Venus, #3 Earth, #4 Mars, #5 Jupiter, #6 Saturn, #7 Uranus, and #8 Neptune.

Space Word Scramble Answers

And here are the answers for the space word scramble:

The answers for a space themed word scramble.  The unscrambled words are: eclipse, planets, moon, galaxy, stars, force, gravity, rotation, space, solar, revolution, and stratosphere.


Friday 15th of April 2022

i need the answers to the space word scramble

Melanie Thomas

Saturday 16th of April 2022

I just added them.

Dorothy A Miller

Sunday 30th of January 2022

I need the answers for the 9-12 word shapes

Melanie Thomas

Sunday 30th of January 2022

Hi Dorothy, the last page of the pdf has the answers.