Have a go at one of our popular boggler puzzles, with a "back to school" theme. Follow the instructions to make as many words as possible and score extra points for any school words, too.
Back to School Puzzles
Enjoy these Back to School puzzles! Perfect for parents to pull out in the days before school to get kids "in the mode" - but also fun to put out ready for kids to do while they are settling into the classroom...
Kids can have a go at this Back to School crossword - helpful for getting brains in gear when school starts up again!
How many words can the kids make out of the letters in "BACK TO SCHOOL". There are a surprising number possible!
Here's an easier maze for younger children to enjoy with a Back to School theme. Help the little boy find his way to the school bus!
Sometimes a classroom can seem like a maze! Perhaps that is how the teacher feels in this "Back to School" maze ... can you help her find her way to the desk? Click the link below to print.
Fun for the Back to School season, kids can search for school related words in this printable puzzle.
Here's a simple "Back to School" word search which younger children can enjoy. Just print and highlight or circle all the words on the list below.
Get ready for back to school with this simple school bus dot to dot. Don't forget to colour in the bus when you've drawn it!
Can the kids fill in the blank rows of our grid, by copying the missing bits over from the school boy on the right? This might be a fun activity to have waiting for the kids who finish early ...
Is the bus ready to take you back to school? Looks like some parts are missing to me! Complete the school bus and then colour it in a bright yellow.
Welcome the kids back to school with one of our "complete the picture" puzzles - this one featuring a school girl in simple uniform. The missing bits on this particular puzzle are relatively easy to fill in...
Children need to use their observation and copying skills to fill in the blanks on this fun "complete the teacher" puzzle activity.
Here's a fun "back to school" puzzle activity for the kids. We've provided a complete teacher illustration, and another with some missing bits! The kids need to fill in the gaps using the complete picture as a reference.
Challenge the kids to make smaller words from the letters in I LOVE SCHOOL. I thought this was a tricky puzzle at first but once I got started I found all sorts of words ...
Can the children solve the picture clues to complete the grid on our In the Classroom crossword? This is a fun back to school activity for the kids to have a go at! The answers are also included.
Here's a fun back to school activity for the kids - can they unscramble the classroom themed words and match them to the pictures? Some of them are quite challenging!
We have three variations of this fun worksheet, which asks children to label the classroom words by looking at the pictures. One leaves a selection of blank letters to fill in. Another provides only the first letter, as a hint, and the third leaves everything up to the kids to complete!
Learning is what school is all about, and that's what makes every day so interesting! Here is a simple "How Many Words" activity that asks the kids to make smaller words out of the letters in Learning.
I can think of lots of words that are used in and around school - but I'm not sure I can think of a complete alphabet of words! Can you?
Here's a fun "back to school" grid copy puzzle featuring a school bag or backpack. Take it bit by bit and use the grid to help get the positioning and details right.
This is a challenging grid copy puzzle with a picture of a Victorian school building - quite a tricky picture to copy! The squares on the grid should help, though, if you count carefully.
Here's a picture of an old-fashioned "one room school house" for the kids to try copying themselves. Use the squares of the grid to help.
Here's a challenging grid copy puzzle with a school lunch theme! Can the kids copy our picture of a lunch box, thermos and apple across from the grid on the left to the empty grid on the right?
Two activities in one! First help the little boy find his way to school. Then describe his route, with as much detail as possible.
This simple maze is perfect for younger children to trace with their fingers, or to practise their pencil control.
This "Welcome Back" puzzle is perfect for "Back to School", to get the kids thinking again and perhaps as a welcome activity waiting on tables for when children get in. It works as a solo challenge or you can try it in teams or as a race against the clock.
Word wheel challenges are the ultimate boredom buster! There are many words that you can make out of these letters, plus a nine-letter word to find, so the kids should be kept busy for a while...
Here's another word wheel challenge that could be used as a back to school themed activity? Ask the kids to find as many words as they can from the letters in the wheel, and see if they can find the nine-letter word too!
This word wheel puzzle is a fun challenge for the kids - and might be good as a classroom activity? Children have to find as many words as possible from the letters in the wheel - you could try setting a timer and see which child or group has found the most?
Challenge the kids with this word wheel puzzle, and see how many words they can find - maybe try setting a challenge against the clock? This puzzle might be good as part of a school theme, and there's a nine-letter word to find in there too!