Word Wheels

Word wheel puzzles are fun to do and can be used as a time-filler, a group competitive activity, or a race against the clock! All word wheels work the same way. The aim is to make as many words as you can of two letters or more from the letters in the wheel, using each letter in each word only once, and always using the letter in the centre of the wheel. No proper nouns allowed! Each wheel will also contain one word which uses up all the letters.

Anagrams:
We’ve chosen our 9 letter words very carefully for kids. The vast majority are nouns. Many of the puzzles can be linked to specific holidays (Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Bonfire Night) or themes (Farmyard, Back to School, etc). Rather than give away the hidden 9 letter words in the puzzles, we’ve provided a separate index for parents and teachers as part of this package. However, you will find some individual puzzles in the various holiday and topic areas of the website, which will give you a hint as to what the 9 letter word might be!

Solutions:
All our word wheels come complete with a solution sheet - in a separate file - which reveals the large anagram as well as a selection of words which we have found ourselves. Please use them as a guide only. There are many more words available but we purposefully limited the lists to “normal” words that might be accessible to children.

Targets:
The targets we have provided on the puzzles vary according to the ease of the vocabulary in our solution word lists, rather than the number of words obtainable. They are a guide only.

Disclaimer:
We have checked the puzzles to try to ensure that they contain no very  offensive words but you should be aware that some potentially mild rude words can be made. We haven’t included these words in our solution sheets!

Older puzzlers:
We have heard that these puzzles are enjoyed by all age groups and particularly seniors.

All Word Wheel Challenges Index

All Word Wheel Challenges Index

With 50 word wheel puzzles to choose from on the website, we thought it might be useful to provide an index so that you can see the hidden 9 letter words and pick and choose to suit your topics and activities.

All Word Wheel Challenges Notes and Ideas

All Word Wheel Challenges Notes and Ideas

If you are downloading more than a few of our Word Wheel Challenges for the kids, you might want this collection of Notes and Ideas, which explains a bit more about how we produce our puzzles and solutions.

All 50 Word Wheel Challenges for Kids

All Word Wheel Challenges Puzzles

There are 50 word wheel challenge puzzles here at Activity Village. As many accompany the various holidays and topics on the website we have produced them all separately, but members can also download all 50 puzzles in this pdf file for speed and ease. Enjoy.

All Word Wheel Challenges Solutions

All Word Wheel Challenges Solutions

Here are our "solutions" for the 50 word wheel challenges at Activity Village. Please use them as a guide only. There are many more words available but we purposefully limited the lists to “normal” words that might be accessible to children.

Word Wheel Challenge 1

Word Wheel Challenge 1

Have a go at this word wheel challenge, either on your own, competing against others, or racing against the clock! See how many words you can make with the letters in the wheel, using each letter in each word only once and always using the letter T from the centre of the wheel.

Word Wheel Challenge 10

Word Wheel Challenge 10

Here's a new word wheel challenge for the kids to try, and it has a seasonal holiday theme! There are many words that you can make out of these letters so we've set the targets quite high...

Word Wheel Challenge 11

Word Wheel Challenge 11

How many words can you make using the letters in this word wheel puzzle, making sure that you include the central letter T in each word? We've set some challenges for you and you can also download a "solution" page with the words that we found, if you get stuck.

Word Wheel Challenge 12

Word Wheel Challenge 12

Here's another word wheel challenge to get the kids working hard! How many words can they make using the letters in the wheel, making sure to include the K from the centre each time?

Word Wheel Challenge 13

Word Wheel Challenge 13

How many words can you make from this word wheel challenge? Can you find the 9 letter word? These puzzles are a great time filler, and this one is linked to a specific holiday...

Word Wheel Challenge 14

Word Wheel Challenge 14

Word wheel challenges are a great activity if you have 10 minutes to fill or are stuck inside on a rainy day. You can take as long as you like, or set a challenging time limit! Maybe there could be a small prize for anyone who finds the 9 letter word?

Word Wheel Challenge 15

Word Wheel Challenge 15

Word wheel challenges are the ultimate flexible puzzle! They can be used by a single child, as a team activity, or in a group competing against each other. Who can make the most words? For older children you could set a time limit. And don't forget to look for the 9 letter word...

Word Wheel Challenge 16

Word Wheel Challenge 16

Try to make as many words as you can from the letters in this wheel, using the letters only once in each word and remembering to use the F from the centre every time. Can you find the nine letter word?

Word Wheel Challenge 17

Word Wheel Challenge 17

Our word wheel challenges are a great way to get the kids thinking! How many words can they make using the letters in the wheel, making sure to use the letter P in the centre everytime? There's a nine-letter word too, which might be a lot easier to find than you think!

Word Wheel Challenge 18

Word Wheel Challenge 18

Make as many words as possible from the word wheel remembering to use the letter L from the middle of the wheel every time. If you've accessed this word wheel from a certain topic page you might find it easier to guess the nine-letter hidden word!

Word Wheel Challenge 19

Word Wheel Challenge 19

How many words can you make from this word wheel challenge, and can you find the nine-letter word? It's quite a tricky one! Remember to use the letter R from the middle of the wheel each time you make a new word.

Word Wheel Challenge 2

Word Wheel Challenge 2

Here's a word wheel challenge that's particularly fun to do in the Autumn, or perhaps even as part of a fairy theme. That might give you a hint as to what the nine-letter word hidden in the word wheel might be!

Word Wheel Challenge 20

Word Wheel Challenge 20

Word wheel puzzles are great for passing the time on a rainy day and can be done against the clock if you prefer. Make as many words as you can using the letters in the wheel, and remember to use the central M each time.

Word Wheel Challenge 21

Word Wheel Challenge 21

Here's another word wheel puzzle to challenge the kids. How many words can they make using the letters in the wheel, making sure to include the E from the centre each time? There's a nine letter word to find too!

Word Wheel Challenge 22

Word Wheel Challenge 22

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!

Word Wheel Challenge 23

Word Wheel Challenge 23

Here's a new word wheel challenge for the kids to try - can they make as many words as possible from the letters in the word wheel? There's a nine letter word to unscramble too, which might be easier depending on how you found this puzzle!

Word Wheel Challenge 24

Word Wheel Challenge 24

We think these word wheels are great for keeping kids busy! They're perfect as a solo activity or for groups competing against each other. Who can make the most words, and can anyone find the nine-letter word?

Word Wheel Challenge 25

Word Wheel Challenge 25

Word wheel challenges are a great way to fill ten minutes on a rainy day or a boring journey. Get the kids to see how many words they can find, remembering to use the A in the centre of the wheel each time.

Word Wheel Challenge 26

Word Wheel Challenge 26

Our word wheel challenges ask kids to find as many words as they can, using the letters only once and always including the letter in the middle of the wheel. If you've found a puzzle from a topic page, it might give you a clue to finding the nine-letter word.

Word Wheel Challenge 27

Word Wheel Challenge 27

You might be surprised at how many words are hidden in our word wheel challenges! Just remember to use the letter in the middle every time, and look out for the nine-letter word too!

Word Wheel Challenge 28

Word Wheel Challenge 28

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...

Word Wheel Challenge 29

Word Wheel Challenge 29

How many words can the kids make using the letters in this wheel? Remember to use the C from the centre of the wheel in every word, and look out for the nine-letter word, too!

Word Wheel Challenge 3

Word Wheel Challenge 3

Have a go at this word wheel challenge, and see if you can unscramble all the letters to find one nine-letter word too.

Word Wheel Challenge 30

Word Wheel Challenge 30

You might uncover the hidden nine-letter word quite easily depending on how you got to this puzzle, but how many other words can you find using the letters in the wheel? Remember to use the S in the centre every time.

Word Wheel Challenge 31

Word Wheel Challenge 31

Use the letters on this word wheel to make as many words as you can, using the letter A in the centre every time. For an extra challenge, try and find the nine-letter word!

Word Wheel Challenge 32

Word Wheel Challenge 32

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!

Word Wheel Challenge 33

Word Wheel Challenge 33

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?

Word Wheel Challenge 34

Word Wheel Challenge 34

Try this word wheel challenge when the kids are feeling bored. There are lots of words to find using the letters in the wheel! Can they find the nine-letter word too?

Word Wheel Challenge 37

Word Wheel Challenge 37

The target of our word wheel puzzles is to create as many words of 2 letters or more as possible, using the letters only once and always including the letter in the middle of the wheel.

Word Wheel Challenge 38

Word Wheel Challenge 38

Here's a challenge - to make as many words as possible from the letters in the word wheel, using the letter in the centre every time. There's a nine-letter word to find too, and the kids might feel a bit peckish once they've found it...

Word Wheel Challenge 39

Word Wheel Challenge 39

Word wheel challenges are great fun for the kids and really test their brain power and vocabulary skills. There are lots of small words to find here, and one nine-letter word too - you might want to give them this a treat for completing the puzzle!

Word Wheel Challenge 4

Word Wheel Challenge 4

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...

Word Wheel Challenge 41

Word Wheel Challenge 41

Here's a new word wheel challenge for the kids to try which could be useful as part of a spring theme? If you've found this puzzle from a certain topic page it might be easy to guess the nine-letter word, but you can still try and find all the smaller words too!

Word Wheel Challenge 42

Word Wheel Challenge 42

Our word wheel challenges are perfect for kids to have a go at, and many adults enjoy them too! How many words are hidden in the letter wheel, and can you find the nine-letter word?

Word Wheel Challenge 43

Word Wheel Challenge 43

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!

Word Wheel Challenge 44

Word Wheel Challenge 44

Word wheels are a lot of fun to do but are also a great resource for helping the kids practise their literacy and vocabulary skills. How many words can the kids find in the wheel, and can they find the nine-letter word? This puzzle could be used as part of a school theme too. 

Word Wheel Challenge 45

Word Wheel Challenge 45

Ask the kids to have a go at this word wheel challenge, either on their own or competing against others. See how many words they can make from the letters in the wheel, always using the letter in the middle.

Word Wheel Challenge 47

Word Wheel Challenge 47

The aim of our word wheel challenges is to find as many words as you can, using the letters in the wheel only once in each word, and using the letter from the centre every time. Don't forget to try to find the nine-letter word too!

Word Wheel Challenge 48

Word Wheel Challenge 48

Challenge the kids to find as many words as possible in this word wheel puzzle. Each word must contain the letter C from the centre, and as an extra challenge try to find the nine-letter word...

Word Wheel Challenge 49

Word Wheel Challenge 49

Here's a word wheel challenge that might be fun to do as part of a sea or pirate theme. That might give you a little clue as to what the nine-letter word hidden in the word wheel might be!

Word Wheel Challenge 5

Word Wheel Challenge 5

Here's a challenge - to make as many words as possible from the letters in the word wheel, and also to unscramble all the letters to make one nine-letter word. Have a go and see how you get on...

Word Wheel Challenge 50

Word Wheel Challenge 50

Have a go at this word wheel challenge, and see if you can unscramble all the letters to find the nine-letter word too. It might be easier than you think!

Word wheel challenge 6

Word Wheel Challenge 6

How many words can you make from the letters in the word wheel, using the letters only once in each word and always remembering to include the O from the centre? There is also one nine-letter word to unscramble...

Word Wheel Challenge 7

Word Wheel Challenge 7

Your aim is to make as many words as you can, using the letters in the wheel only once in each word and using the letter L, from the centre of the wheel, in every word. See if you can reach our targets!

Word Wheel Challenge 8

Word Wheel Challenge 8

Here's another word wheel challenge which could be useful for Bonfire Night, Diwali or Fourth of July...

Word Wheel Challenge 9

Word Wheel Challenge 9

How many words can you make using the letters in this wheel? Remember, you must use the M from the centre of the wheel in every word, and all letters can only be used once per word. Don't forget to try to find the 9-letter word, too!

 

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