Who doesn't love a puzzle? The beauty of the word puzzles you'll find in this section is that they are a great way of getting your child to revise key literacy skills, without them even realising it!
Test your child's general knowledge, reading, and spelling with our teacher-made word puzzles. Ready to download in one click, use them with confidence, knowing that they are all aligned with the National Curriculum.
Word puzzles and games to play at home
We've got a fun selection of word puzzles for children in EYFS, KS1 and KS2, including word searches and crosswords. Each puzzle focuses on a core skill from the National Curriculum for English, such as suffixes, homophones, plurals, and homonyms.
Plus, there are lots of seasonal crosswords to keep them busy in the holidays, as well as a KS1 word puzzle pack and KS2 word puzzle pack to download and recommendations for great word games and word puzzle apps. Engaging in these English word games will inspire your child to get stuck into a language-related task, bolstering their overall literacy skills. A game format also removes the pressure from learning about spelling, while giving your child with a fun objective to chase.
Your child will love completing these English puzzles with you and you'll be happy knowing you are boosting your child's reading, spelling and grammar skills too (but you don't have to tell them that bit)!
If not, look them up in the dictionary. On the next page you’ll need to create TWO crossword puzzles where the homonyms are the answers. Each word will need two different clues, one for each meaning.
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Take a break from homework and spelling drills with this collection of word puzzles for Key Stage 1! Each one covers a different concept that your child will learn in English lessons, but presents it as something to solve by remembering what they've been taught in class.
Are you and your child tired of the same old English revision and practice sessions? Try something completely new and give them these fun English word puzzles instead! They'll review everything from connectives to apostrophes, using what they learn in class to solve codes, crosswords and wordsearches.
Calling all crossword lovers!
Crossword are not only great fun, they are also a brilliant way of reinforcing spelling. Let your child have a go at these for starters: