Free Printable Happy Halloween Crossword Puzzle for Kids

Halloween crossword puzzle activity

Free Halloween crossword printable

Strengthen your first graders critical thinking skills and practice problem-solving skills with this festive Free Printable Halloween Crossword Puzzle activity. All you need to do is download, print, and use to get your kids in the Halloween spirit and puzzle-solving mindset! Grab yours today!

Can crossword puzzles help with spelling and vocabulary?

Crossword puzzles are a fun way to expand your vocabulary and improve your spelling. Since crossword puzzles are for spelling words correctly, this will help kids learn how to spell their words better. Through time, kids can learn to spell better as they see the words over and over.

Regarding vocabulary gains, the more words your child has access to and develops an understanding of, the better their vocabulary will become.

Put simply, crosswords are a lot of fun, but they can also help you hone your vocabulary and spelling skills! They’re great for giving your brain a mental workout!

What’s included in the Halloween Crossword Printable?

Free Halloween crossword printable for kids

There is one Halloween crossword PDF included in this download.

It’s designed to be printed on 8.5 x 11″ letter size printer paper.

The crossword puzzle features ten Halloween-themed words.

Unlike a traditional crossword puzzle with sentence clues, this Halloween crossword puzzle allows you to play a guessing game with adorable Halloween pictures.

Similar: Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzle for Kids

Happy Halloween crossword puzzle worksheet

My first grader has really started to get into word puzzles this year! Since she’s in first grade, the picture clues give her the confidence to know that she can solve the crossword!

Free Halloween Crossword puzzle for first grade

The ten picture clues that are used in this crossword are:

  • Halloween
  • mummy
  • moon
  • zombie
  • vampire
  • witch
  • broom
  • bat
  • cat
  • candy

There’s a word bank of these words that’s included as well.

To complete this activity, kids will look at each picture, name the object, and locate the correct answer using the word bank. The word bank is there to help kids with spelling too.

As kids guess the word, they can color in the picture clues as they go or cross them off. If you’re using the word bank, it’s a good idea to cross off words as you use them too.

PRO TIP: Encourage your kids to practice phonetically sounding out letters for each word in the word bank.

If this is their first crossword puzzle, give them a few pointers and make sure to take your time.


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Free Halloween crossword puzzle printable PDF

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