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Word Puzzles

Word puzzles are fun, educational, and a great activity for kids to do during the summer months.

For the next 2 weeks, I will be posting new word puzzles for kids each day (M-F). Check back daily for more printable puzzles.

There will be 6 different types of word puzzles:

  • word searches
  • crossword puzzles
  • word scrambles
  • fill-in puzzles
  • word shape puzzles
  • cryptograms

Benefits of Word Puzzles

When I was a kid, I absolutely loved doing word puzzles. I would sit in a hammock, or in a chair around the campfire and found it so relaxing to work on a puzzle.

I did them for fun, but there are some other real benefits to word puzzles for kids. A word puzzle:

  1. can help keep kids brains active and engaged, which helps reduce summer slide
  2. introduces and expands vocabulary
  3. improves spelling
  4. enhances logic and problem solving skills
  5. helps self esteem when they succeed in solving a puzzle
  6. can aid reading ability
  7. is portable and easy to take anywhere or anytime you need to keep your child occupied and quiet for a few minutes

10 Days Series

For the next 10 days, I will bring you a collection of printable word puzzles for kids.

Day 1 – Fill-In Puzzles

Day 1 begins with these fun summer themed fill in puzzles!

Day 2 – Word Search

Here’s a fun printable activity to take with you on your next camping trip or backyard bonfire: a campfire camping word search.

Day 3 – Cryptograms

Challenge your 4th grade and older children with these Disney movie themed cryptogram puzzles for kids

Day 4 – Word Shape Puzzles

For elementary aged students in the early grades, here are 2 letter writing and mail themed word shape puzzles.

Day 5 – Word Search

Either to celebrate the eagerly anticipated summer vacation, or as a relaxing activity during summer, here is a summer holidays word search for kids.

Day 6 – Crossword Puzzles

A space themed crossword puzzles for kids in grades 5 or 6 – or older.

Day 7 – Word Scramble

An African Safari animals word scramble for kids in grades 4 and up.

Many of the jumbled words are African animals that are 4th grade spelling words. This would be a fun worksheet to help kids work on the spelling of these words.

Day 8 – Fill In Puzzle

An ocean themed fill-in puzzle!

Day 9 – Word Search

A weather word search with 5th grade spelling words.

Day 10 – Crossword Puzzle

A summer crossword puzzle for students around 6th grade.

But the fun doesn’t stop there!

I’ve joined up with some other homeschooling moms and bloggers to bring you this series with a variety of activities, printables, tips and encouragement for homeschooling families. Join us for 10 days of: