More Word Puzzles

We like to keep things interesting for the kids, so here is an assortment of slightly different word puzzles for them to try! Lots more coming soon, too...

African animal word challenge

African Animal Word Challenge

Children will need to use their thinking skills to work out the correct positioning for each of these African animals in the grid below. Clue: look for instances where only one word can fit, to start you off.

Bird Word Match Up

Bird Word Match Up

Can you pair up the syllables from the two owls, to form the names of well-known birds from all around the world?

Change Twelve Letters 1

Change Twelve Letters 1

Can you work your way around the puzzle, solving the clues and changing one letter each time until you come back to the beginning?

Change twelve letters 2

Change Twelve Letters 2

Our "Change Twelve Letters" puzzles are a cross between a word ladder and a crossword, and they are fun to do! Solve the clues by changing one letter at a time and try to work your way around the circle and back up the word we have given you.

Christmas Word Match Up

Christmas Word Match Up

Keep your brain active this Christmas with this word match up puzzle. Make as many words as you can by taking one syllable from each bauble.

Cross It Out Puzzle 1

Cross It Out Puzzle 1

I'm not going to pretend this is an easy puzzle - it is quite the opposite! There are two or more alternatives to some of the answers and if you choose the wrong one, you won't be able to get all six words correct...

Cross It Out Puzzle 2

Cross It Out Puzzle 2

Follow the instructions on the puzzle to see if you can find the correct 5 words. It can be a little tricky!

Cross It Out Puzzle 3

Cross It Out Puzzle 3

Although these puzzles are quite tricky, stretching our brains sometimes is a good thing! Can the kids find the six words hidden in this "cross it out" puzzle?

Dog Breeds Tile Puzzle

Dog Breeds Tile Puzzle

We've broken up the names of some well-known dog breeds into three blocks of letters and scattered the blocks across the three bones on the puzzle. Can you put them back together again?

Fairy tale jumble

Fairy Tale Jumble

This fairy tale jumble puzzle for kids comes in three levels to test all ages! The easy version jumbles up the letters in each word, but keeps the word order intact. The medium version jumbles up the letters in each word and also jumbles up the word order.

Making a Noise Match-up Puzzle

Making a Noise Match-up Puzzle

If you pair the letters on the left with the correct letters on the right, you'll make lots of noisy words! See if you can find them all - but be careful, there might be a tricky one here and there!

Pinwheel Puzzle 1

Pinwheel Puzzle 1

Our pinwheel puzzles are crosswords with a difference. As you fill in the clues (working from the outside in) you will form a nine-letter word in the central square, too.

Tall Story Muddle

Tall Story Muddle

There's a familiar story on the pages of the book in this printable activity, but the sentences have somehow become all jumbled up! Children need to work out the correct order - and we've given them the first sentence to get them started.

Teddy Letter Jumble

Teddy Letter Jumble

Here's a tricky puzzle for the kids to work on! Take letters from the teddy's heart to answer the clues, filling in the boxes as you go. The letters which are left over then need to be unscrambled to form another word...

Valentine Letter Match Up

Valentine Letter Match Up

We've split up some Valentine-y words into two groups of letters, put the first group of letters on the left teddy and the second group on the right teddy. Can the kids match them up correctly? We've added one extra group of letters to add to the challenge.

Winter Word Challenge

Winter Word Challenge

This is a very straightforward puzzle with only one option for each space in the grid, so it is perfect for younger children who are just trying out this type of puzzle. Fit the winter words into the grid using simple logic...

Word Building 1

Word Building 1

Here's a very different type of puzzle! How many three letter words can you build using the letters on the cat? They must all have the letter "a" in the middle position, as in the word c-a-t. Use each letter only once, and cross them out as you use them.

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