Crossword puzzles are popular classroom games, useful for vocabulary teaching and revision, and kids love them. There are 36 topic-based crosswords to choose from. If your students enjoy this activity, you could expand it by playing related word games.
The games listed below focus on spelling, writing, reading and vocabulary building. They require minimal preparation and can be used just to practise any vocabulary.
across or down
circle the words
noughts and crosses
There are 36 thematic crossword puzzles with verbal clues to choose from. Designed for further practice, they complete our online resources. However, you can use these worksheets independently, in any way you like.
To start using our crossword puzzles, you might find it helpful to use the quick guides.
ideas for classroom games and activities »
If your students like solving crosswords, you could expand this activity by playing related word games. Here are some suggestions.
related online activities »
Take the learning online! We offer a variety of word games that go well with our crossword puzzles.
printable worksheets »
Here you can browse, download and print all crossword puzzles sorted alphabetically by topic.