ESL resources: listing of worksheets

Crossword Puzzles

printables for esl kids

learning and teaching resources

There are 36 thematic crossword puzzles with picture clues to choose from. Scroll down to explore, download and print!

Crossword puzzles

Crossword puzzles are popular classroom games, useful for vocabulary teaching and revision, and kids love them. Our printable crosswords, designed for further practice, complete our online activities such as picture tests or vocabulary quizzes. However, you can use them independently, in any way you like.

Below you will find a picture guide to our resources sorted alphabetically by topic. Each resource image is a direct link to the pdf file. Each worksheet comes with an answer key. Below each resource image there is a relevant wordlist. Take a look at the previews to see which ones are best for you and your students, then download and print your activities.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download and print our worksheets.

Supplementary resources

Classroom games »
If your students enjoy our crossword puzzles, you could expand these activities by playing related word games. Here are some some ideas.

Related online word games »
Take the learning online! We offer a variety of word activities that go well with the crossword puzzles.

The Answer Key contains answers for the following worksheets: Read and Match, Missing Letters, Crossword, Wordsearch.


ESL crosswords: Autumn vocabulary
  • autumn »
  • answer key »
  • acorns, apple, chestnuts, flower, hedgehog, leaves, mushroom, pear, pumpkin, rain, squirrel, umbrella
ESL printables: Bathroom vocabulary
  • bathroom »
  • answer key »
  • bath, brush, comb, mirror, shampoo, shower, sink, soap, sponge, toothbrush, toothpaste, towel
ESL printables: Body vocabulary
ESL printables: Christmas vocabulary
  • christmas »
  • answer key »
  • angel, ball, bell, chain, Christmas tree, elf, gingerbread, holly, present, Santa Claus, star, stocking


ESL crosswords: Clothes vocabulary
ESL printables: Colours vocabulary
ESL printables: Domestic Animals vocabulary
ESL crosswords: Drinks vocabulary


ESL crosswords: Easter vocabulary
  • easter »
  • answer key »
  • basket, bunny, cake, catkin, chick, daffodil, duckling, Easter egg, hen, lamb, lily, spring
ESL printables: Family vocabulary
  • family »
  • answer key »
  • aunt, baby, brother, daddy, family, grandma, grandpa, mummy, parents, pets, sister, uncle
ESL worksheets: Feelings vocabulary
ESL printables: Food vocabulary
  • food »
  • answer key »
  • bread, buns, butter, cake, cheese, chips, egg, hamburger, ice cream, pizza, sandwich, sausages


ESL crosswords: Fruits vocabulary
  • fruits »
  • answer key »
  • apple, banana, cherry, grapes, lemon, orange, peach, pear, pineapple, plum, strawberry, watermelon
ESL printables: Furniture vocabulary
ESL crosswords: Halloween vocabulary
  • halloween »
  • answer key »
  • ghost, goblin, haunted house, mask, monster, moon, mummy, pumpkin, scarecrow, skeleton, vampire, witch
ESL printables: Halloween Animals vocabulary


ESL worksheets: Insects vocabulary
  • insects »
  • answer key »
  • ant, bee, beetle, butterfly, centipede, dragonfly, fly, grasshopper, ladybird, mosquito, moth, worm
ESL printables: Kitchen vocabulary
ESL crosswords: Living Room vocabulary
ESL printables: Occupations vocabulary


ESL crosswords: Pencase vocabulary
  • pencase »
  • answer key »
  • clips, crayons, eraser, glue, paintbrush, paints, pen, pencil, ruler, scissors, sharpener, tape
ESL printables: Pets vocabulary
  • pets »
  • answer key »
  • canary, cat, dog, ferret, fish, hamster, lizard, mouse, parrot, pony, rabbit, turtle
ESL worksheets: School vocabulary
  • school »
  • answer key »
  • board, book, calculator, classroom, diploma, globe, map, notebook, pencase, schoolbag, student, teacher
ESL printables: Sport vocabulary
  • sport »
  • answer key »
  • athletics, basketball, boxing, cycling, fencing, figure skating, football, hockey, skiing, speed skating, swimming, tennis


ESL crosswords: Spring Flowers vocabulary
ESL printables: Summer vocabulary
  • summer »
  • answer key »
  • ball, crab, hat, hot, ice cream, sandcastle, shell, sun, sunflower, sunglasses, tent, umbrella
ESL crosswords: Time vocabulary
  • time »
  • answer key »
  • one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve o'clock
ESL printables: Town vocabulary
  • town »
  • answer key »
  • bank, church, cinema, gas station, hospital, library, museum, post office, restaurant, school, supermarket, theatre


ESL crosswords: Toys vocabulary
  • toys »
  • answer key »
  • ball, balloons, blocks, board game, boat, car, doll, drum, kite, plane, teddy bear, train
ESL printables: Transport vocabulary
ESL crosswords: Valentine's Day vocabulary
ESL printables: Vegetables vocabulary


ESL crosswords: Verbs vocabulary
ESL printables: Weather vocabulary
ESL crosswords: Wild Animals vocabulary
ESL printables: Winter vocabulary
  • winter »
  • answer key »
  • cap, cold, icicles, mittens, scarf, skate, ski, sledge, snow, snowball, snowflake, snowman