Word brain teasers are fun for all ages, and even young learners can
complete the magic word squares on this page! We've made these squares
quite easy so that young spellers can successfully complete them.
Puzzles get gradually harder throughout the page.
Be sure to use the printable version to enable easy puzzle-solving for kids.
Take a look at the first printable page of my Magic Word Squares. Scroll down to see all 7 squares, or click on the printable version. These are FUN to solve, and FUN to share!
Printable version of all 7 word brain teasers
You can see in this magic word square that the same words are spelled across and down.
Try to pull off some magic of your own and complete 7 more magic word squares!
Use the letters E, E, N, N, N, O, O, T and W to complete this magic
square. Use the clues to spell three words.
A. two thousand pounds
B. a number less than 2
C. not old
Complete this magic square using only the clues.
B. a tool used in the garden
C. opposite of no
Try another one!
B. to look
C. used to unlock a door
4. How quickly can you solve this brain teaser?
B. used for hearing
C. what Noah built
5. For your last 3 x 3 magic square, place these letters without using any clues:
N, O, O, O, T, W, W, W, W
6. Next, try
a 4 x 4 magic square.
A. loose material at the beach
B. part of a surface
D. the day, month and year
7. Here's the last of our word brain teasers in this set. Use the clues to complete this 4 x 4 square:
A. two of these make a
B. a mental picture
C. part of the body below the head
D. to receive something from someone else
You may want to try more Difficult Magic Word Squares. If the squares on this page were way to easy for you, we think you'll love the ones on this page!
Now challenge your students to write their own 3 x 3 and 4 x 4 word squares. Ask them to write a clue for each word they use. What better way to stretch spelling and vocabulary skills?
Here are more brain teasers we think you'll enjoy:
Brain Teasers for
Adults & Upper Grade Students - Two REALLY
difficult letters with hidden messages. Good spelling skills are the
key to uncovering them! Can you track down the answers to these detective messages?
Brain Teaser Questions and Answers - Quick word transformations, brainstorming and word play challenges
Multiple-meaning jokes and riddles - Light-hearted word fun! What a great way to practice language skills!
Hilarious Homonyms - More word play riddles featuring words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings. Great practice for students!
I also recommend the Fun Brain Games on Word-Game-World.com.
Think-a-Spell eBook: 365 Brain Teasers and Spelling Challenges for Ages 10 to Adult
101 Word Play Puzzlers Discover the FUN of letters & words as you solve each unique puzzle. Great vocabulary & spelling practice!
AnyWord Spelling Practice Series Worksheets, games & prompts that work with almost ANY spelling words!
Fun Spelling Worksheets for Grades 1/2 50 All-new reproducible pages for early learners!
300 Spelling Bee Words by Grade Level, with definitions, sentences and languages
Spelling Bee Toolboxes for Grades 3/5 and 6/8 All the resources you need for a successful bee!
Mammoth Spelling Bee Word Lists with sentences, definitions, and languages
Monumental Spelling Bee Word Lists with definitions, sentences and languages
Young Spellers Spelling Bee Word List for Grades 1 & 2
100 Difficult Spelling Bee Words, Definitions & Sentences My toughest lists, for upper grades and adults!
600 Spelling Bee Words & Sentences for Gr 3/5 & 6/8 Extra words & sentences at two levels