Free printable crossword puzzles are a simple and inexpensive way to stay busy. This big list of free crossword puzzles has something for kids and adults alike. There are fun and educational puzzles included that will keep your mind active.
WHY DO CROSSWORD PUZZLES?
There is actually quite a bit of science backing the benefits of working crossword puzzles. Here are some of the reasons you should work crossword puzzles in your free time.
- It can help increase your vocabulary. There may be new words in the puzzles you aren’t using in your daily life and this will expand your vocabulary choices.
- Spending time on crossword puzzles can enhance your brain health and keep the brain active. This can be especially beneficial as you get older.
- Even if you are working a hard puzzle it can somehow relax you. It works because you are no longer focused on your normal daily problems and are focusing your mind on something else entirely.
- It is a great boredom buster! Working a crossword puzzle is much better for you then just surfing Facebook on your phone.
TRY WORKING CROSSWORD PUZZLES IN A GROUP
If you have always worked on crossword puzzles solo it may be fun to change things up.
Try working the puzzles in a group instead. It is fun to bounce questions off of other people and can be a really fun way to play.
A good time to try this out is at a family function! Playing a holiday-themed puzzle at a family gathering would be a blast.
COMMON CROSSWORD ABBREVIATIONS
Crossword puzzles are made a little more difficult and intriguing by the frequent use of a number of acronyms to clue short words or phrases. These are just a handful of instances of common crossword puzzle abbreviations:
- Ave. – Avenue
- Blvd. – Boulevard
- Rev. – Reverend
- Prof. – Professor
- Pvt. – Private
- Rep. – Representative
- Lt. – Lieutenant
- Mgr. – Manager
- et al. – Et alia (and others)
- cf. – Confer (compare)
FREE PRINTABLE CROSSWORD PUZZLES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
These free printable crossword puzzles will keep you entertained and busy for hours. Not only are they fun, but they test your mind as well! Great for kids and adults! The themed crossword puzzles, help test your knowledge on the subject. Happy puzzling!
HOLIDAY CROSSWORD PUZZLES
Crossword puzzle solving requires critical thinking because children must evaluate the hints, come up with potential solutions, and draw connections between various pieces of information. These word puzzles will surely keep them busy during the holidays:
This Easter crossword puzzle is a great activity to have your kids do!
St. Patrick’s themed crossword puzzle!
Halloween themed crosswords are perfect for October.
Christmas themed crossword puzzle!
Thanksgiving themed crossword for kids!
Halloween crossword puzzle will keep you thinking.
A family day crossword puzzle is a great way to celebrate!
CROSSWORD PUZZLES FOR DIFFERENT SEASONS
Memory and cognitive recall can be enhanced by remembering facts and finding appropriate phrases in a crossword puzzle. These seasonal worksheets will have them excited to exercise their minds:
Enjoy the springtime with some mind relaxing word game printables.
Fall wouldn’t be complete without some fun fall mind games.
Summer themed crossword puzzles!
Have the kids answer this printable word game to avoid boredom!
CUTE CROSSWORD PRINTABLES FOR KIDS
Kids can relax while still using their brains with crossword puzzles because they are entertaining and fun. Here are some cute ones they can enjoy anytime and anywhere:
Perfect way to keep your kids entertained!
Back to school themed crossword for kids!
Crossword for Harry Potter lovers!
Crossword based on the fun “Spies in Disguise” movie.
These European Capitals Crossword Puzzles will really engage your mind!
If your kids love birds, this printable will be perfect for them!
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