Solve the advent-themed clues to complete this crossword. You can check your answers against our solution.
Crosswords are the classic puzzle - and one of our most popular. Here at Activity Village we have crosswords for kids on all sorts of topics and for the full range of holidays and events. We have picture puzzles for your youngest children, and geographical puzzles that will challenge all ages! Whether you want something purely for fun or something to extend your study of a classroom topic you will find it here.
Doing crosswords helps children learn in a variety of ways. Crosswords offer a stimulating way to practice and build vocabulary, as they require children to use their prior knowledge and word recognition skills to complete the puzzle. Additionally, filling in the blank spaces encourages problem-solving abilities, since children must identify patterns within words and figure out which words fit together appropriately. This challenge helps children better understand the logical connections between facts and ideas. Furthermore, solving crosswords can improve spelling accuracy over time by making children recognise different forms of words that sound similar but have different spellings. Crosswords are educational as well as fun!
Our Crossword Puzzle Printables
Here is an autumn crossword for the kids to get stuck into! We've included an answer sheet in case you need it.
Kids can have a go at this Back to School crossword - helpful for getting brains in gear when school starts up again!
Here's a crossword with a twist. Can the kids solve the Braille clues then try to complete the crossword?
We've got 4 fun crosswords for the kids to try and solve based on simple themes like fruit and colours - but the clues are all given in Braille! Our printable Braille alphabet can be found here if they need some help.
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 has lots of special food traditions associated with it. See if your children can identify the Christmassy food from these crossword clues.
Enjoy our Christmas picture crossword for younger kids. Look at the picture clues and fill in the blanks!
Here's a challenging puzzle with a dinosaur theme! Can the kids use logic and reasoning skills to work out the correct positioning for each of the words in the grid?
A fun Dr Seuss crossword in which the clues are the titles of Dr Seuss's best known and loved books.
Children need to put on their thinking caps to answer these Earth Day themed questions and complete the crossword grid. We've included the solution if you need it too...
Can the kids complete this Easter crossword? We've made it easier for younger children by providing a list of the words they will need.
Here's a printable Egyptian mummies crossword puzzle for kids - perfect for a study of Ancient Egypt. Do you know enough of the gruesome details to fill in all the clues?
Test your child's knowledge of the symbols of Ancient Egypt with this fun printable crossword puzzle. If you get stuck, we've got a printable answer sheet too.
Here's a crossword for older children to attempt with the clues based on a number of well-known English landmarks.
Family relations can be confusing - and to be honest trying to describe them for a crossword clue can be confusing too! See if the kids can puzzle out the clues for this family crossword.
This fun crossword asks the children to complete the puzzle using the list of family words and clues.
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.
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.
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?
Here's a crossword puzzle for older children, with a difference! All the answers are 5 letter words ending with O.
This simple senses crossword is a fun way to teach young children about the five senses. We've included the solution so they can mark their own answers.
Children need to recognise the pictures of 13 different fruits to fill in this crossword with a difference! We've also included the solution.
When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween! Solve the picture clues to complete the grid on our Halloween picture crossword - and we've also included the answers if you need a little more help...
Can the kids fill in the names of the spells that are described in this fun Harry Potter crossword puzzle?
Here's a crossword with a difference! Children need to recognise the pictures to complete this Harvest picture crossword.
This fun picture crossword is an enjoyable way to learn human body vocabulary! Can the kids look at the picture clues and fill in the blanks?
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.
Sit down with a mug of hot chocolate and tackle this lovely jumbo Christmas crossword! There are 30 clues to keep you busy...
This is a very tricky crossword! Even if you look up all the answers, writing the foreign words out correctly is going to be a challenge.
All of the clues for this crossword are to do with the Moon Landing. Can the kids solve them then complete the crossword?
The clues in this crossword are the number form of ordinal numbers. Children need to write in the correct words. Learning how to spell ordinal numbers isn't easy!
For this crossword, we provide the abbreviations for ordinal numbers 11th to 20th, and the kids have to fill in the words. It's a fun way to practise or revise the spellings! We also have a crossword for 1st to 10th here.
This colourful crossword is designed for younger children, and is a fun way to practice vocabulary that you might be learning for Pancake Day.
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.
Here's a really fun crossword for kids who love pirates. Great as a rainy day activity - and we've included the solution if you need it.
We saw a lot of the Royal Family in 2018 with the birth of Prince Louis in April and Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle in May! The children can test their knowledge about the Royal Family with our crossword puzzle.
Here's a crossword with a difference! Can the kids use the country flags to fill in the clues and complete this Rugby World Cup 2019 crossword?
The 20 answers in this crossword are the 20 countries putting teams into the Rugby World Cup 2019 ... but can you recognise which is which?
Here's a cheerful seaside crossword puzzle for you to print out and enjoy. Can your children fill in all the correct seaside words?
Check that the children know all their Shakespeare plays with this fill in the blank crossword puzzle.
Solve the clues to fill in the snake themed crossword and learn some new vocabulary as you go. Don't worry! We have included the answers.
Here's a fun spring crossword puzzle for you to print out and enjoy. Can your children fill in all the correct spring words?
Are you up for a challenge? Fill in all the capitals of the 50 Sates of America in this crossword...
Have fun with this colourful summer picture crossword puzzle, perfect for younger kids. You can also download the answers.
Here's a slightly tricky Thanksgiving crossword puzzle for the kids to get stuck into. We've included the solution too...
This is a crossword with a difference. Solve the picture clues to complete the grid on our Thanksgiving picture crossword.
This transport picture crossword is an excellent way to introduce young children to the idea of crosswords. To solve the clues they simply need to recognise the picture.
Solve the tree-themed clues to complete this tree crossword. You can check your answers against our solution, too...
Help the children learn about the water cycle by asking them to have a go at this fun crossword. We've even included the answers separately if they need a little help...
Here's a fun crossword for the kids to try, whatever the weather! Can they solve the weather-themed clues and complete the crossword puzzle?
Enjoy our weather picture crossword, perfect for younger kids. Look at the picture clues and fill in the blanks!
This wedding picture crossword is good for younger children who don't want to read long clues. Can they identify the pictures and fill them in on the grid?
Children need to put on their thinking caps to answer these winter themed questions and complete the crossword grid.