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.
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...
Can you pair up the syllables from the two owls, to form the names of well-known birds from all around the world?
Can you work your way around the puzzle, solving the clues and changing one letter each time until you come back to the beginning?
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.
How is your knowledge of Christmas carols and songs? All you need to do is fill in the missing words in the titles. Then the first letter of each word will spell out a Christmas phrase.
Here's a Christmas puzzle that will test how well the children know opposites. They need to cut out the pieces on the first page and then glue them onto the grid on the second page by matching the opposite words.
Here's a challenging puzzle to try this Christmas! Can the kids use logic and reasoning skills to work out the correct positioning for each of the Christmas words in the grid?
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.
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...
Follow the instructions on the puzzle to see if you can find the correct 5 words. It can be a little tricky!
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?
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?
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.
Encourage children to do more writing - and use their brains - by making their own word puzzles! Shelly's latest guest blog talks us through how she tackled it...
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!
We've made a word art design using 15 words and phrases associated with the colourful, noisy celebration of Mardi Gras. Can you find them all and list them? For a really hard challenge, why not tally up the number of time each word appears?
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.
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.
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...
Place all the transport themed words onto the grid. We have sorted them out into word length to make it easier.
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.
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...