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Summer Word Scramble

Here are some fun summer word scramble puzzles for kids to enjoy during their summer vacation.

To add to the fun, each of the the summertime word scrambles have a summer themed joke. Unscrambling all of the jumbled words will reveal the joke’s answer.

The printable word puzzles are black and white to save on printing costs. Each of the puzzles have fun images for kids to enjoy coloring, if they wish to do so.

They are all free to download and print.

Easy Summer Word Scramble

Shh, don’t tell the kids, but a printable word scramble is a spelling worksheet in disguise. It’s fun, relaxing and educational all at the same time.

This beginner level puzzle has scrambled 2nd grade summer themed spelling words.

Free printable word scramble for kids with 13 jumbled words.  The scrambled words are 2nd grade summer themed spelling words between 3 and 6 letters long.  When all the words have been unscrambled, the letters in circles will reveal an answer to a summer joke for kids.  The black and white printable has a picture of a sun wearing sunglasses and 2 children playing outside with a pool. Free downloadable pdf includes answers.

Difficulty Level

This is an easy summer word scramble. The jumbled words are between 3 and 6 letters long.

Most of the words are 2nd grade spelling words. The others are 1st grade words.

The word puzzle would probably be most suited for children in 2nd or 3rd grade.

The Jumbled Words

The word scramble has 13 jumbled words:

  1. summer
  2. sun
  3. beach
  4. sand
  5. heat
  6. fan
  7. camp
  8. fire
  9. lake
  10. hike
  11. pool
  12. bike
  13. shorts

Word Scramble Riddle

After unscrambling all 13 summer words, kids can rewrite the 7 letters inside the circles of the unscrambled words to the circles at the bottom of the page.

This will give them the answer to the funny riddle: “Why does ice cream always get invited to the party?”

Summer Word Scramble Pdf

The summer vocabulary words of this next word scramble are 3rd grade spelling words.

Free printable word scramble for kids with 14 scrambled words.  The jumbled words are 3rd grade summer themed spelling words between 4 and 8 letters long.  When all the mixed up words have been unscrambled, the letters in circles will reveal an answer to a summer joke for kids.  The black and white printable has some images for kids to color.  There's a picture of a shell, a beach pail full of sand and a sand shovel.  Free downloadable pdf includes an answer page.

Difficulty Level

This summer word scramble would be most suited for elementary aged kids in grades 3 or 4.

The jumbled words are between 4 and 8 letters long.

The majority of the words are from the vacation or summer themed 3rd grade spelling list.

The Jumbled Words

The 14 jumbled words of this word scramble are:

  1. cabin
  2. shorts
  3. pail
  4. bikini
  5. swimming
  6. ice cream
  7. kite
  8. June
  9. sunny
  10. heat
  11. warm
  12. vacation
  13. relax
  14. diving

Word Scramble Riddle

After all the words are unscrambled, there is a fun bonus activity for kids.

They can take the letters of the unscrambled words in the circles and hexagon to fill in at the bottom of the page.

This will give them the answer to the funny summer joke: “What did the ocean say to the beach?”

Printable Summer Word Scramble

A little bit more challenging, this summer word puzzle uses 4th grade spelling words.

Free printable word scramble for kids in grades 4 and up.  The puzzle has 13 jumbled words between 4 and 9 letters long.  The scrambled words are 4th grade summer themed spelling words.  When all the mixed up words have been unscrambled, the letters in circles will reveal an answer to a summer joke for kids.  The black and white printable has some images for kids to color.  There's a picture of an ice cream cone, a sandal, and a special drink from a coconut. Free downloadable pdf includes an answer sheet.

Difficulty Level

The summer word scramble puzzle would probably be most suited for students in grades 4 and up.

The mixed up words are between 4 and 9 letters long.

The words are 4th grade spelling words.

The Jumbled Words

This summer word puzzle has 13 scrambled words:

  1. season
  2. humid
  3. hiking
  4. sandal
  5. ocean
  6. insects
  7. bees
  8. outside
  9. picnic
  10. path
  11. cottage
  12. fireworks
  13. trail

Word Scramble Riddle

To add some fun, there is a summer riddle for kids after they have unscrambled all the words.

The 12 letters inside the circles of the unscrambled words spell the answer to the riddle: “Where do you learn to make ice cream?”

Download Summer Word Scrambles

The summer word scrambles can be downloaded below. It’s free.

The pdf includes 3 printable puzzles and an answer sheet.

More Summer Word Puzzles

Here are some more fun summer word puzzles for your kids to enjoy this summer: