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A New Kid Crossword Puzzle

Kid crossword puzzles create a great opportunity spend quality time with your favorite young one. As you work together to read the clues, think of answers, then spell the words, you are focused on a common goal. You can observe your child's thinking and language skills, and you can both enjoy the sense of accomplishment when the crossword is complete. Be sure to try several while you're here!

These are also great for the classroom. Students can work together or in pairs to complete the fun puzzle diagrams, and of course, correct spelling is a must! All kids love the sense of accomplishment that comes with a completed crossword.

Double Zs!

Double Zs

This kid’s crossword will stretch your brain as you try to think of 15 words with double Zs. How long will it take you to solve it?

As always, be sure to ask an adult for help in reading clues and thinking of answers. Tip: It’s really fun to solve crosswords with a friend or family member!

Printable Version & Answer

Double Z kid crossword grid


1.  A toy with many pieces that must be put back together

2.  Sound made by a bee

5.  Flair, energy, or attractive style

7.  American music with lively rhythms

8.  How a teddy bear might feel to you

10.   A very light rain

11.   To drink greedily

12.   A spout at the end of a garden hose that directs the flow of water


Pizza Chef

1.  A baked dish with rolled bread dough topped with tomato sauce, cheese and other toppings

2.  An electrical device that makes a sound as a signal or warning

3.  To make a hissing or crackling sound, like meat on a grill

4.  An unsteady feeling of whirling

6.  To make nearly blind for a short time with very bright light

8.  To fail after a good start

9.  A type of bear

Digging a Little Deeper...

1. Do you know another correct spelling of the answer to 5 Across? Scroll down for the answer.

2. How many other ZZ words can you list? If you're using this crossword in the classroom, start a large classroom list that can be added to whenever students think of a new word. At home, post a long piece of paper on the fridge to which any family member can add more ZZ words at any time.

3. Here are a few extra ZZ words if you get stuck: fizz, fuzz, frizz, fizzy, whizz, muzzle, snazzy, buzzes, buzzard, swizzle, dazzler, fuzzily, guzzler, puzzler, gizzard, fizzing, quizzing, quizzes, quizzical, frazzle, buzzing, drizzly, dazzled, guzzled, blizzard, bedazzle, snazzier, fuzziest, jacuzzi, buzzword, embezzle, and many more.

4. Ask students to work in pairs to make crossword-type clues for three new ZZ words, not in the crossword. Have two pairs of students trade clues and try to spell the words from the other pair of students. 

Try Another Kid Crossword

Large block A

Starts with A - Now that you've solved a ZZ kid crossword, how many A words do you know? Probably more than you think! This kids crossword puzzle contains eighteen familiar A words. It's another great crossword for home or classroom, because it focuses on both spelling and vocabulary for young learners. It's printable for your convenience. 

Word Families - Find a word for each clue that belongs to the same word family as the BOLD words. Fun, easy printable crossword puzzle for elementary and ESL students. 

veggies- crosswords for kids

Vegetable Stir-Fry - Do you like your veggies all mixed up? That's great, because in this easy crossword, you'll need to unscramble the names of fifteen well-known vegetables. It's a fun, tasty puzzler!

Spelling crossword puzzle - This puzzle provides a fun way to practice spelling those tricky plural nouns. Students must supply the correct plural form for the noun given in each clue. For the clue hero, for example, the student would write heroes into the puzzle diagram.

You can find lots more Kids Printable Crosswords and  Easy Printable Crosswords for all ages on my other site, Word-Game-World. 

sun and cloud

Antonyms Crossword - Would you rather have a sunny day or a cloudy day? If you know antonyms (opposites) like these, you'll have no trouble with this easy kids' crossword.

Silence, Please! - Kids supply the missing silent letters in frequently-used words. Fun spelling practice!

Harder Crosswords

Crossword Express - Long and Short

I've written more challenging crosswords, too. Here's a small sampl

Pig Jigs - If you know that "a dance for hog" is a Pig Jig, then you'll have no problem with this crossword. Solve over 40 more fun rhyming word pairs! 

Two Kookaburras from our "Seeing Double" crossword

Seeing Double - You'll be seeing double when you complete fun, free printable crossword! Every answer has at least two pairs of double letters.

Spelling Bee Challenge - In this unique fill-in crossword, you'll need to place 32 difficult spelling bee words. How many of these words can you spell and/or define?

Author Ann Richmond Fisher

Ann Richmond Fisher is a longtime published educational writer, a former classroom teacher and a former homeschool teacher. Ann's spelling bee resources, graded spelling word lists, spelling games, worksheets, and other language arts resources have become respected around the globe since she launched Spelling-Words-Well in 2010.

Ann is also the creator of www.word-game-world.com.



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