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Printable Crossword Puzzles for Kids

Silence, Please!

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Printable crossword puzzles for kids add a spark of fun to routine classroom or at-home learning activities. Crosswords are a great way to stretch kids' reading comprehension skills as they try to understand clues. They'll call upon their vocabulary skills as they attempt to recall the precise word that fits the meaning of each clue AND fits into the diagram. Finally, solving crosswords require exact spellings!

As a special benefit to adults, kids are having so much fun completing the crosswords, they don't even realize all the learning that's taking place!!!)

After your child has completed this one, be sure to check out more from our growing collection!


Lots of important words contain silent letters. This puzzle features just a few of them. On the printable page, write the missing letter in the blank in each clue. Then write the entire word with the silent letter in the puzzle.

Here's a peek at the printable version. The full text of the clues is given below.

Printable Version & Answer

Kids printable crossword - Silence, Please!  See more #printablecrosswordsforkids at www.spelling-words-well.com


1. I ate only one ha_f of my apple.

2. I will invite t_o friends to my party.

4. A stop si_n is red.

5. I like to _rite letters to my uncle.

7. I cut my _nee when I fell on the ground.

8. If you lis_en carefully, you can hear the rain.

10. I like to draw on the board with colored cha_k.

11. How far up the tree can you clim_?

12. The young lam_ stayed close to the rest of the sheep.


1. We will to the park in one _our.

3. We need to turn ri_ _ t at the corner.

6. I want to ta_k to you after school.

7. I am glad that I _now you!

9. The sidewa_k was covered with snow.

10. Cou_d you come over to my house today?

11. I will wash my brush and com__.

Extension Activities

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1. Ask your students to list more words they know with silent letters. Make a Word Wall and encourage kids to add to it regularly. Or perhaps each child would enjoy making their own "Sh-h-h Journal" of silent letter words. Think about awarding small prizes to those who add to their collection regularly!

2. Make more simple crossword puzzles available to for students to complete on their own or with a partner during spare moments in the day. Remember, crosswords require correct spelling, but are lots more fun for students than traditional, rote spelling practice! Be sure to check out the entire collection here at Spelling Words Well!

More Printable Crossword Puzzles for Kids

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Homophone Crossword - It won't be too/two hard to write/right the correct answers in the puzzle, will it?

Crossword Puzzles for Kids eBook

Crossword Puzzles for Kids eBook: 20 puzzles for grades 3-5 not found on this website.  Most clues written for students working at different levels. Learn more! For one low price, you'll have weeks' worth of learning fun at your fingertips. This collection is ideal for both home and classroom use!

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!

Crossword Express - Long and Short 200 px

A Long and Short Puzzle! Climb aboard the Crossword Express for this challenging vocabulary puzzler! You'll need to supply long synonyms for some clues and short synonyms for others. As you begin to fill in the grid, the letters you provide will give you clues to more and more words. 

Watermelon Words - Every answer to this fun crossword is spelled using the letters in WATERMELON.  (You'll be surprised at how many words are possible.) A juicy challenge, for sure!

For even more easy crossword puzzles...

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...visit my other site, www.word-game-world.com. You'll find these, and more!

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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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