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Word Scramble Puzzles

World map formed of scrambled letters, from our collection of Word Scramble Puzzles at www.spelling-words-well.com

Everyone around the world enjoys solving good word scramble puzzles, right? Parents and teachers, you should use this to your advantage! Students engage in superb spelling and vocabulary practice when they solve word scrambles.

You'll find my new word scrambles listed below. Check out the most challenging scrambles which are listed first. Or, scroll down for some easier word scramble games

Word Scramble Puzzles

7 Letter Word Scramble : Buzzwords 25-26

NEW! 7 Letter Word Scramble - Try my original Buzzword puzzles in which you'll search for scrambled 7-letter answers to crossword-like clues in a honeycomb arrangement of letters. Few word puzzles are sweeter than this! Check out the entire collection on my other website, www.Word-Game-World!

Red plate with fork and spoon from our printable word scramble, "Yum-Yum" at www.word-game-world.com

Yum-Yum! A delicious word scramble, full of compound food words. You won't find any doughnuts or fruitcakes here, but you will find 15 other foods. 

Gray arrows, pointing in opposite directions

Opposites Unscramble 16 words, then match each on up to an opposite that's also in the list. Fun two-part activity for extra vocab practice!

Arm pulling hard on an electrical fuse

Pull-Apart Synonyms - Extremely challenging free word scramble game! Can you pull apart these letters, without rearranging them, to spell a pair of synonyms? Is this as easy as it sounds???

Old Movie Camera

Movie Mix-Up For a change of pace, why not try your hand at unscrambling the titles of 10 classic films from the 1930s-1960s? Solve these with a friend or family member for extra fun!

Need Help?

Red help button

Word Scramble Help  We all get stuck at times, trying to solve word scramble puzzles. I've supplied four practical word-solving tips, along with specific examples, to assist you in solving those extra-challenging words. 

Easy Word Scrambles

Scrambled Animals Crossword - Unscramble the names of 15 well-known animals and write them correctly into the puzzle. It's more fun than a barrel of monkeys!

Colorful toy truck

Let's Play!  Kids can try their skills at unscrambling ten simple, well-known toys. While they're playing around with the letters, they'll get in a little bit of spelling practice, too! 

Cartoony farm scene with field, barn and silo

Down on the Farm - A simple list of ten common sights on a farm. Let your child try to solve them alone, or work together. It's great for family time or in the classroom.  Word topics include farm structures, crops, equipment, animals and more. 

Cartoon 1-2-3 from our number word scramble page at www.spelling-words-well.com

Number Spelling Scramble - Students will practice the correct spellings of some tricky number words with this fun page. It's a great way for kids to get in some extra practice with some frequently-misspelled words.  There's a section of spelling tips for the FOUR words (four, forty, fortieth, etc.) as well as FIVE words (fifth, fifteen, fiftieth) and EIGHT words (eighth, eighteen, eightieth and more). It's a fun and very helpful page!

"Get in Shape" word scramble for early learners at www.spelling-words-well.com

Get In Shape - 2 worksheets with sets of familiar words to boost kids' vocabulary and spelling skills. Scrambled words provide a fun, puzzle-y format for a nice change! Best for early grades. One page is about activities to "get in shape." The other page is called "Set the Table." 

Whimsical foot and ankle

Foot Talk will get your kids talking about their feet and unscrambling 12 related words. There's a simple matching exercise on the same page. You'll find this one my other website. Enjoy!

Seasonal Word Scrambles

Halloween Word Scramble from www.spelling-words-well.com

Halloween Word Scramble  Just in time for Halloween, here's an eye-catching new word scramble that's suitable for classroom parties, family night, or just about any other Halloween event. It includes 12 not-too-scary ages, making it appropriate for all ages. 

Turkey wearing a hat

Thanksgiving Word Scramble - Here's an entertaining Thanksgiving Word Scramble puzzle with a twist! Discover a timely hidden message after you unscramble all 15 words correctly. The theme of this page is gratitude. Solve on your own or with a group. Share with family and friends this season!

Holiday Word Scramble from www.spelling-words-well.com

Holiday Word Scramble  Who's ready for some holiday fun? Unscramble each set of letters. Then place your new word inside the diagram to spell a festive phrase! Will this be jolly and fun for YOU? Hopefully it won't turn you into a Grinch!


Q: Why use printable word scrambles in the classroom?

A: Word scrambles are fun for most students. They enjoy the "puzzling" aspect of trying to find the solution. And, best of all, students practice important spelling skills while they are rearranging letters and forming new words! 

Q: What's an easy way to produce more word scrambles of my own?

A: Have your students make them for you! Assign pairs of students to scramble a list of 10 words each. You can assign the word lists, or ask each pair to scour their reading, English, math and science texts for appropriate words! Working together, each pair can scramble the words, double-check their work, make a student page and an answer key. All you need to do is scan and send or photocopy! Simple, eh?

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You may also enjoy the many word scrambles on my other site, www.word-game-world.com. You'll find easy kids' scrambles and more challenging word scrambles for upper grades and adults. 

Topics include everything from trains and zoos to desserts and movies! 

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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