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Whales: Printable Crossword Puzzles

Print out the crossword puzzle with words about whales -- you have a choice between an easy crossword for younger children and a more challenging crossword for older kids and adults.

Encourage the children to figure out the word by using the hint provided.  I think crosswords are a great way to expand and practice vocabulary words, and reinforce themes you are studying.

Information on Ages/Skills for the different crossword difficulties:

  1. Picture Crossword with word list:
    • intended for preschool through grade 1 children who are learning to read and form their letters
    • children sound out words from the word list and then match them with the picture
    • children copy the words from the word list into the crossword puzzle.
  2. Picture Crossword (no word list):
    • intended for grade 1 through grade 3 children who are learning to spell
    • children use the picture clues to figure out the words that go in the crossword
    • children print the words from the picture clues into the crossword puzzle.
  3. Word Clues (Regular) Crossword with word list:
    • intended for grade 1 through grade 4 children
    • children use the written clues and the word list to figure out where the words go in the crossword
    • children print the words from the word list into the crossword puzzle.
  4. Word Clues (Regular) Crossword (no word list):
    • intended for grade 3 and up
    • children use the written clues to figure out the crossword
    • children print the words into the crossword puzzle.

Crossword Templates:


Picture Crossword    color   or    B&W

Picture Crossword - with word list   color   or    B&W

Picture Crossword - answer key only    B&W


Regular Crossword    color   or    B&W

Regular Crossword - with word list    color   or    B&W

Regular Crossword - answer key only    B&W


 

Printable version of these instructions