If you’re learning about animals, doing a unit study on Africa, or planning a trip to the zoo, you’ll love this safari animals word scramble for kids.
A word scramble is another way for kids to work on spelling.
All the letters of each word is there. And they need to play with different letter combinations and sounds to first try and figure out what the word is, and then spell it correctly.
The Jumbled Words
This word scramble has 10 jumbled words. The words are all wildlife that lives in Africa.
Wild animals that live in the grasslands of the African savanna:
Animals that live in the African rainforest:
Wildlife in the Sahara Desert in northern Africa:
And south of the Sahara:
All commonly known animals. Nothing too difficult except perhaps the hippopotamus will prove to be a challenge.
Most of these animals are part of the 4th grade Africa spelling list. So this word scramble would be a fun worksheet to work on these spelling words.
The difficulty level of this puzzle would probably be most suited for kids 4th grade and older.
Word Scramble Riddle
After unscrambling all 10 African animals, there is a bonus activity to add some fun.
The 7 letters inside the circles contain a bonus word to unscramble.
Once kids figure out that jumbled word, it will give them the answer to the funny riddle: “Which animal do other safari animals not like to play games with?”
Download Printable Animal Word Scramble
You can print your child a copy of this animal safari word scramble. The pdf is free to download. An answer sheet is included.
More Fun Activities
If you’re learning about Africa or safari animals, you can supplement with one of these fun activities:
- practice multiplication and learn the names and locations of the countries in Africa with this printable color-by-number Africa multiplication activity
- add spelling with this 4th grade Africa themed spelling list that includes the safari animals of this puzzle
- throw in some arts and crafts with this geometric animal art project, which can be done with a safari animal of your child’s choosing
This puzzle is part of the printable word puzzles for kids series. Be sure to check out all the fun puzzles.
Animal Word Scramble Answers
Here is the answer key to this African animals word scramble. The answers are also included in the downloadable pdf.
Which animal do the other safari animals not like to play games with?: the CHEETAH‘s