Category : Word Puzzles

Back to School Word Scramble Puzzle

Back to school

Now that it’s the middle of August, with September and the fall season not too far away, kids in many countries all over the world are getting ready to head back to the classroom to make a start on a fresh school year. Teachers are getting their classrooms ready for their new arrivals… one teacher friend of ours has decorated her classroom with an outer space theme for her kids to enjoy throughout the next semester… another friend has covered her classroom walls with wild polka-dot art!

Here is a free word scramble puzzle for you to download and print for your children or students to complete upon arrival back at school. Your students should unscramble the various words on the page – all of the words in the puzzle are back-to-school-themed – and then enter the letters that they find in the numbered cells in each word into the similarly numbered cells at the bottom of the worksheet. When they have finished filling in the numbered boxes, they will have discovered the hidden message that is the solution to the word puzzle. When your children have finished solving the puzzle, they can check their answers against the answer sheet that is included as the second page of the PDF download.

Are your students excited about being back at school, with new clothes, new school supplies and new friends to meet?

Back to School Word Search

Heading back to school

It’s August, and kids are getting ready to go back to school. I hope that the kids in your class have had a fun summer filled with swimming, camping, sports, and lounging around the house and reading books! With a few summer movies and some video game playing thrown in for good measure.

A free word search with back-to-school words

In the spirit of putting out word searches for all occasions, here is a Back to School word search that you might give to your students when they arrive back in the classroom from summer break. Hopefully it will get them in the mood to learn and have fun in your classroom. This word search is filled with words associated with going back to school, armed with fresh new clothes and a backpack filled with school supplies.

I hope you and your students have a great school year!

Camping Word Search

Searching for words by the campfire

Brian writes: This week is a great week for camping! Later in the week I’ll be heading to Canada (where I’m from), to a friend’s cottage on Lake Muskoka, located two hours north of Toronto, Ontario. There will undoubtedly be swimming in the lake, boating (and maybe water skiing), a campfire or two, and some long hikes through the forest. Meanwhile, our son is going to be traveling to an overnight camp here in France where he’ll be participating in a series of outdoor sports and various nature-themed activities. He’s got his sleeping back and his backpack all ready for the trip. It should be a fun time!

A free word search with words from camp

Here is a free word search worksheet for your children or students to complete. The words to be found within the word search all have something to do with camp and camping. I hope that it gets your kids and the rest of your family in the mood to explore the great outdoors. Have a wonderful summer – roast a few marshmallows for me!

Camping Word Scramble Puzzle

A dock on the lake at the cottage

Brian writes: I grew up in Canada, a country where interacting with nature is a big part of growing up. North of Toronto and west of Ottawa you will find Ontario’s cottage country, a land of crystal-clear lakes, towering trees, and lots of jutting rock formations that form the majestic Canadian Shield. It’s an ideal place to go hiking, to find a remote spot deep in the woods or beside a beautiful freshwater lake, to pitch a tent and to do some camping with your friends and family.

Here is a free word scramble puzzle for you to download and print for your children to complete. Your children or students should unscramble the various words on the page – all of the words in the puzzle are camping-themed – and then enter the letters that they find in the numbered cells in each word into the similarly numbered cells at the bottom of the worksheet. When they have finished filling in the numbered boxes, they will have discovered the hidden message that is the solution to the word puzzle. When your children have finished solving the puzzle, they can check their answers against the answer sheet that is included as the second page of the PDF download.

I hope that you and your family spend some quality time outdoors this summer. If you’re spending some time outdoors with your children, why not make an effort to learn something new together about nature, and about the incredible natural world around us?

Fourth of July Word Search

An early American flag with 13 stars

With the coming of July, it’s time to start celebrating Independence Day in the United States!

Independence Day, also commonly referred to as “the Fourth of July”, celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, and the separation of the 13 original colonies from Great Britain after the American Revolution. The Declaration of Independence outlined the birth of the United States of America as a free country, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author, and was officially approved by the United States Congress on July 4th. On that day in the United States, Americans celebrate the values of freedom, liberty and justice.

A free Independence Day word search puzzle

Here is a free word search worksheet for your children or students to complete. The words to be found within the word search all have something to do with the United States of America, and the values held by that country. While using this worksheet, why not take some time to talk with your children or students about American history, and what it means to be an American citizen?

Canada Day Word Search

The Canadian flag

July is just around the corner, and so is Canada Day!

Canada Day is a day for Canadians all over the world to celebrate the creation of the Dominion of Canada. On July 1, 1867, the British North America Act, 1867 brought together the three provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and the Province of Canada (which later became the separate provinces of Ontario and Quebec) into a single Confederation. The date of July First was originally called Dominion Day and was celebrated as such in Canada until its name changed to Canada Day in 1982. The biggest Canada Day parties can be found on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, the capital city of Canada.

A free Canada Day worksheet

Here is a free word search worksheet for your children or students to complete. The words to be found within the word search all have something to do with the country of Canada or Canadian culture. If you’re distributing this worksheet in a classroom setting in Canada, why not take the time to talk to your kids about Canada and what it means to be a Canadian citizen? And if you’re in the United States and downloading this worksheet, now is as good a time as any to teach your children or students a little bit about your friendly neighbors to the north.

Fourth of July Word Scramble Puzzle

The American flag

July 4th is approaching, and if you’re an American, with this date comes a reason to celebrate living in – or being from – the United States of America. Get out your American flags, have a cookout, and maybe play a little American football in the backyard with your family. Whatever you do to celebrate the day, I hope it is a great one!

A free Independence Day word activity

Here is a free word scramble puzzle for you to download and print for your children or students to complete. Your students should unscramble the words on the page – all of the words in the puzzle have an Independence Day theme – and then enter the letters that they discover in the numbered cells in each word into the similarly numbered cells at the bottom of the worksheet. When they have finished filling in the numbered boxes, they will have discovered the hidden message that is the solution to the word puzzle.

When your children have finished solving the puzzle, they can check their answers against the answer sheet that is included as the second page of the PDF download. Then, feel free to lead your class in a discussion of the Fourth of July, what it means to you, to them and to the country, and find out if they have any special activities planned for the day?

Father’s Day Word Search

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is a day to celebrate fathers and fatherhood. In the United States and Canada, Father’s Day takes place on the third Sunday of June. Father’s Day is a complement to Mother’s Day, a day to celebrate mothers which takes place on the second Sunday in May.

Father’s Day is a great day to tell your dad (and your grandfather(s)!) how much you love them and appreciate the upbringing that they have given you. Be sure to spend a great Father’s Day doing some of the traditional Father’s Day activities – maybe playing catch in the yard, grilling on the barbeque or reading with those men in your life that mean something special to you on this day.

Here is a Father’s Day Word Search with some words that you can find to commemorate Father’s Day and being a dad. All the best to you and yours this Father’s Day!

End of Year Word Search

End of year graduation

School’s out!

Well… school’s almost out… just a few more classes left to wrap up before your students head home for a well deserved summer vacation. I’m sure they’re already dreaming about all the wonderful things they’re going to do while on holiday… swimming at the lake, building sand castles at the beach, going on a trip to the mountains with their families… the possibilities are endless!

Here is an end-of-year word search that you can give your students with a variety of different year-end words for them to find. Words in the grid can be found backwards and forwards, horizontally, vertically and diagonally.

While you’re at it, why not spend some time with your class discussing the various things that the kids are going to be doing on holiday… I’m sure that they have some exciting plans to talk about in the classroom.

All the best to you and your students this summer!

Summer Word Scramble Puzzle

The summer sun

It’s that time of the year when kids are getting excited about the arrival of the summer season! Here’s a fun and free word scramble puzzle for your students to complete in the classroom or as a take-home activity.

Have your students unscramble the summer-themed words on the page, and then enter the letters that they discover in the numbered cells in each word into the similarly numbered cells at the bottom of the worksheet. When they’ve finished filling in the boxes, they’ll have discovered a hidden message that is the solution to the word puzzle.

When your children have finished solving the puzzle, they can check their answers against the answer sheet that is included as the second page of the PDF download. Then, why not lead your class in a discussion about the summertime, and what your students are most excited about doing during their summer vacation?