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.
Animal Word Puzzles
We've got word searches and word scrambles, how many word puzzles and boggler puzzles, and lots more word puzzles too - all on an animal theme!
This is the first and hardest of our African animal word search puzzles. Can you find all 15 animals hidden horizontally, vertically and diagonally in the grid?
The second of our African animal word search puzzles contains only 12 animals and is suitable for younger children. All words are vertical or horizontal - there are no diagonals in this puzzle!
Puzzle your way through 16 word star puzzles hiding African animals! Unjumble the letters and then join them across the cirle to form a star shape in the middle. The trick is finding the first letter and working out how the star will take shape!
Is there an animal for each letter of the alphabet? Possibly! See how many the kids can do with our animal alphabet challenge puzzle.
If you have your own aquarium - or have ever visited a big one - you know that they can full of interesting fish and objects and acquarium paraphernalia. But can you come up with a word for each letter of the alphabet?
You might find all sorts of different kinds of fish in a home aquarium - but can you find them in the word search below?
Have a go at this word-hunting boggler puzzle. How many Australian animals can you identify in the grid?
Find the Australian animals in this printable word search puzzle for kids. Click the link below for our printable version.
Here's a simple word search for kids, in which they need to find the British wildlife creatures listed below.
This word search is a fun activity if you're learning all about life cycles. Can the children find the 8 words relating to the life cycle of a butterfly hidden in the word search grid?
Here's a challenge for cat owners or lovers - come up with a cat-related word for every letter of the alphabet!
You will find the rules for our cat boggler puzzle on the print out, and a hidden cat-related word too, for extra points.
When I made this puzzle I discovered that there are over 800 breeds of cattle in the world! There are just a few of them - familiar to us in the UK - in this word search puzzle.
Here's a fun challenge for those who love dogs! Can the kids come up with a word related to dogs for each letter of the alphabet?
Boggler puzzles are great fun for kids of any age! See how many words they can find in this dog boggler puzzle - there are extra points available for doggy-themed words!
Do you know your dachshunds from your dalmations? This word search has 15 dog breeds hidden in the grid - can you find them all? We've included the solution if you get stuck.
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?
Woof woof! Can the kids find all the words related to dogs that are hidden in the word search grid? There are 12 to find in total!
There are 12 animals to find in this endangered animal word search grid. Can the kids find them all? Maybe use a starting point for a discussion on conservation, too...
A crossword full of farmyard fun! Does your child know all the "baby" names of farmyard animals? We have two versions of the crossword, one with prompts for younger children.
Here's a fun word search that will help the kids learn the names for farm animal "babies". There are 10 words to find in total, and we've kept it simple - there are no backwards words.
Match up the animals with the noises they make! We have two versions of this fun farm animal crossword for kids: one "as is" and one with a word bank for younger children to choose from.
This farm animal noises word search would be a lot of fun if you make the noises when you find the word! Beware if using in a group, it could get loud!
This is such a fun word search! Instead of searching for farm animal names, search for farm animal noises!
Here's a lovely puzzle for younger kids. Can they unscramble the ten farm animals from the jumbled up letters?
Animal lovers will find this farm animal word search a lot of fun, and of course it is perfect for any farmyard theme.
Here's a puzzle with a difference to try with the kids. Starting with the shaded letter on each grid, draw a path from one letter to the next to make a sentence. The two unused letters on each grid will make a word with a farm animal theme...
Here's a fun crossword that would be a great activity to try after a farm visit! Can the children solve the crossword using the clues provided?
Boggler puzzles can be enjoyed by a range of ages and this farmyard boggler puzzle is perfect for any sort of farm topic. There are a number of farm-themed words hidden in the puzzle as a "bonus" for the kids to find...
It is possible to make a surprising number of smaller words using the letters in the word FARMYARD if you put your mind to it! Of course you are rather limited with vowels. Give it a go using this printable.
Froglet is quite a cute word! It's hidden in this word search grid along with 9 other words all to do with the lifecycle of a frog...
Are your children learning about hibernation and animal adaptations? Here's a hibernating animals word search to add some fun to the project or just to enjoy on a cold day when the idea of hibernation sounds like a good one!
This puzzle featuring the word honeycomb would be a great activity for Spring or Summer, or when talking about insects and bees. Find as many words as you can from the word honeycomb and fill in the cells with your answers.
There is a whole vocabulary around horses and their care - but is there a word for every letter of the alphabet? I'm definitely stuck for one beginning with Z...
There are all sorts of horse-related words to look for in this horse word search puzzle for childrenn - and an answer sheet in case you get stuck.
Kids can have a go at this minibeast word search - can they find all the words? We have two differences to take into account ladybird (UK) vs ladybug (US).
Love pandas? Then you'll enjoy our fun panda word search! The aims is to look for the 12 words associated with pandas hidden in the word search grid...
Can you think of a different type of pet or other pet-themed word for each letter of the alphabet? This is one of more tricky alphabet challenges, I think!
We've hidden some different types of pet into this boggler puzzle for the kids to look for, but you get points for all the words you can make, pet related or not. Try this puzzle alone or with friends.
Print this colourful word scramble puzzle with a pet animal theme to keep the kids entertained! Can they un-scramble the letters to find the words then link them to the pictures of pets on the right?
See how many different types of pet you can find in this pet animal word search puzzle for children.
Hunt for the pet words in this fun word search puzzle for kids. There's an answer sheet if you get stuck.
How many words can the kids form from the letters in Pet Animals? These "how many word" puzzles make a fun time-filler activity and can be done as a solo or group challenge, or against a timer.
Look for all the pet rabbit related words in this fun word search puzzle. If you can't find them, check the answer sheet!
All your favourite pets should be included in this family pets word search puzzle - unless you have very unusual tastes!
How many smaller words can you make using the letters in the phrase "puppies are cute"? Quite a few I expect! Write your words on the bones below.
There are lots of letters in the words "Veterinary Surgeon" so the kids will have fun challenging themselves to make smaller words out of them.
Our word wheel challenges are a great rainy day activity for the kids. How many letters can they make using the wheel, using the central letter O each time? Try using a timer and see who can get the highest score in the time available!
Depending on how you found this puzzle at Activity Village, you might have already guessed what the nine-letter word hidden in the word wheel is! But you might be surprised by how many other words you can make with those letters, including the G in the centre of the wheel...