Here is a free printable word fill in puzzle for kids with a spring animals theme. Kids will love this fun printable springtime activity.
A fill-in puzzle is a fun printable game kids can play by themselves. The challenge is to fit all of the words into the puzzle.
Spring is the season of new beginnings in nature, and the birth of many baby animals. Therefore, the theme of this word puzzle are some of the wildlife and baby animals common during spring in North America.
The printable puzzle has images of a frog, dog, and bird, that kids can color if desired.
This fill in word puzzle is probably most suited for ages 9 and up.
It’s an intermediate level puzzle. It’s fun and not difficult, but there is some challenge since there are no number groups with only one word.
This animals in spring themed fill in puzzle has 36 words for kids to fit in the puzzle.
This puzzle has 4 letter words up to 11 letter words.
How To Solve A Fill In Puzzle
Each word is grouped by how many letters the word contains. So a 7 letter word can only be placed in a spot meant for 7 letters. The challenge is getting all the words to fit.
To do this kids will need to try to find letters that are common between 2 intersecting words.
For example, if I was starting this puzzle, I might start with an 8 letter word, since there’s only two of them. I find a set of boxes that has 8 spots.
I notice that the 5th letter of one of the 8 letter word needs to be the same as the 3rd letter of a 6 letter word. The 5th letter of the 8 letter word is either B or O. I look at the 3rd letter of all the 6 letter words to see if any have a B or O. I see two words with a B, none with an O.
This tells me the 8 letter spot I am looking at is for the word “ladybugs”. I can’t narrow down the 6 letter word quite yet since there are 2 possibilities. But having the word ladybugs in the puzzle will help me try and figure out the other 6 letter word attached to it.
I continue like this until I succeed in getting all the words in the puzzle.
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Free Printable Word Fill In Puzzles
The spring animal themed word puzzle for kids can be downloaded below.
It’s free. And the pdf includes an answer page.
More Spring Word Puzzles
Here are some more fun printable spring puzzles for kids:
- easy springtime word search for kids around 1st grade
- spring break word search for elementary aged students
- a more challenging word search with a spring theme
Here is the answer key for this spring animals word puzzle: