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Word Games – Searches, Scrambles, Puns, MadLibs, Cryptograms

Children’s puzzles improve reading and writing skills painlessly while playing word games online or printing for offline homeschool fun.

Crossword Puzzles

Creative Chemistry Crosswords
Interactive chemistry crosswords. You can play them online, or you can save them to print out and solve later. Whatever you decide, good luck!

Crossword Puzzle Maker
This program puts all of the words you specify (no more, no less) into a simple crossword puzzle.

Crossword Puzzles
Vocabulary.co.il has a collection of crossword puzzles on many topics.

Crossword Puzzles
Number and word puzzles for all ages. Print out to solve, return to site for solutions.

Interactive Crossword Puzzles
Themed puzzles for young children. Perfect for unit studies, with topics such as dinosaurs, Australia, the rain forest, etc.

One Across
Having trouble getting the last word in that puzzle? Unlike pure pattern dictionary searches, we actually analyze the clue as well. Want to know what words you can make out of some word or phrase? Try our anagram search!


Cryptograms from Sask Gen Web for Kids
Three puzzles to solve, probably featuring famous Canadians.

The Enigma Device
Two new word puzzles every day. This entertaining solo game has become a classic. The original versions of the game were inspired by “The Enigma Machine” which the Germans used to encode and decode messages.


Compound Word Games
An assortment of learning games that will help your student recognize compound words.

Chose a category and guess what word the computer is thinking of by spelling it correctly before a stick figure is hanged.

Learning Vocabulary Can Be Fun
For those just learning to read English, these lively Flash games from Israel are a delightful and fun way to practice.

Word Play Games
A Vocabulary Fun you’ll find an assortment of games using word play to build literacy skills.

Word Game of the Day
Your vocabulary could grow by leaps and bounds if you visited this site daily.


The web page will prompt you for a number of words which it will use to fill the blanks in a text passage stored on this server. The results just may scare you.

Madlibs/Story Fun
I have no idea how MIT does this, but every time you link here you get a random, new Madlib.


Make Your Own

The Anagram Genius Server
This service is provided free in the hope that if people enjoy the anagrams made by the server they may consider purchasing the software for themselves. One for my name: End insane zeal. Can you figure out my middle name?

Puzzle Maker
A site that allows you to create puzzles and games for your newsletters, flyers, handouts, or homeschool fun.

TeAch-nology.com’s Word Scramble Generator
This neat and handy tool allows you to create word scramble sheets over the web. Scramble up to 999 words and get the answers, too. Go ahead and create as many as you would like.

Punning & Fun Words

Amusing quirks, peculiarities, and oddities of the English language. Our aim is to provide a site about wordplay which is both entertaining and educational.

MacScouter’s Bad Puns and More Bad Puns
Long, punny tales to tell around the campfire.

Once A Pun A Time
Graphic puns for the visually inclined.


Word Searches

Detective Shell’s Word Search
Help Detective N. A. Shell find the hidden words. There are many different puzzles to choose from. You can start with an easy puzzle, then try a harder puzzle when your detective skills improve!

John’s Word Search Kids Puzzles
Great site for you unit study types. Puzzles on all sorts of topics. Some that look like hits: Animorfs, Antz, Rugrats, Skateboarding and more.

Mrs. Glosser’s Math Goodies – Puzzles
Build your math vocabulary by printing out and completing these crossword puzzles of word searches. Solutions available.

Word Finds
Click the ‘New Game’ button, then drag your mouse over the grid to select a word. Once found, words will remain circled. If you get stuck, hit ‘solve Game’.

Word Turtle
This is a custom seek and find word search game. You give FunBrain a list of words which it then hides in the puzzle.



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