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Fun Word Games for Kids

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Our word games for kids are printable, educational, free and FUN! What could be better?

On this page you'll find links to several word scramble games. Word scrambles are a FUN way for kids to practice the correct spelling of words. These puzzles can also be vocabulary boosters.

Kids' Word Scramble Games


 Disney Word Scramble - Disney puzzles are fun to solve! They remind you of great movies, great stories, and great characters. Make some great moments as you solve this puzzle with your favorite Disney fan! Unscramble the names of 12 important female Disney characters. Did your favorite make our list?

All Aboard! Try to discover a list of words, all about trains. You'll want to be on board for this fun challenge! How long will it take you or your child to unscramble these 12 words related to trains? Solving word games like this is a great way to reinforce vocabulary and spelling skills and to have fun!

At the Zoo - Don't monkey around! Just unscramble these items you might spot at the zoo. Loads of fun, and easy for kids of all ages to solve. There are just 10 words to unscramble!

In Your Backpack Can you unscramble the names of these common items that just might be in your backpack? Think about the things you and your friends often carry in a backpack, then see if your items are on my list!


Let's Make a Sandwich! Here's a simple list of mixed up sandwich ingredients. Solving it might just make you hungry!

Mixed Up Dates Unscramble these important words from the calendar. You use these almost every day, so you should be able to solve these quickly, right? When kids unscramble words, they're reinforcing spelling and vocabulary skills -- and they're having fun!

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So Tiny! 10 scrambled words used to describe very tiny things. Can you solve them in a tiny amount of time? Think about the words you already know that mean the same or almost the same as TINY. That will help you look for similar words on my list!

Wide Awake! Can you unscramble this challenging list of words before you doze off? All of the words mean to be AWAKE and PAYING ATTENTION! This word game is a little tougher than many of our kids' puzzles, so it's perfect for upper elementary kids who need a challenge. (Note: Adults will like this one, too!)

More Word Games for Kids

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There are LOTS more great free learning games right here at Word-Game-World. We've listed just a few below. Use the buttons on the left to find even more!

Let's Laugh! Word Search: A simple word search for early learners. They'll be laughing and smiling as they solve this one! In this puzzle, kids need to find just 10 words. The words may be spelled across, backward, up or down.

kids word search - Come to the Circus

Come to the Circus! Printable word finds are fun for everyone! And what's more fun than a circus? Step right up to the big top for this fun puzzle with 25 words.

Kids Crossword Puzzles: More kid-friendly topics, also at different levels. Something fun for everyone: Nursery rhymes, animal sounds, color words, body parts, calendar words, Disney, foods, baby animals, ice cream, Spanish words, U.S. capitals, math, science and more!

Reading Games for Kids: These unique reading games are great for classroom use and include lots of ways to make reading fun while building skills. Try your hand at Rabbit Race, Verb Vine, Spin It to Win It, Pick a Path, and all the rest!  All our games are simple to make, and simple to play. But are they easy to win? Try them and find out!

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Spelling Word Games for Kids: Spelling doesn't have to be "ho-hum," and these games will prove it!  Games include Tic Tac Toe Spelling, Spelling Relays, Cover Up, Team Spelling Bee Games, Waffle Words and more.

Pop Up! The ideal game for groups of students to use when memorizing Bible verses. Fun and worthwhile! This game words well with groups of 5-15 students. Kids have to be quick on their feet as they review important memory verses. This is perfect for Sunday School class or Bible School.


Order, Please! A fun, flexible game to help groups of students memorize learn Bible verses. Also perfect for Bible School!

Memory Games for Kids

Kids Memory Games - Big picture

Get the Picture? - A simple memory game, based on a set of twelve pictures. It's great for younger kids and can be played two different ways.  

The Big Picture - A more difficult kids' memory game, similar to the one above, but with LOTS more pictures. It's great for older kids, and even adults. 

My other site, Spelling Words Well, is LOADED with spelling, reading and writing games and activities for all ages. Be sure to check it out!

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Ann Richmond Fisher has been a published puzzle writer and educational author for more than 30 years. Ann LOVES to concoct new puzzle formats and solve word games of all kinds! Her puzzles have appeared in Highlights for Children, local newspapers, and dozens of books published by The Education Center, McGraw-Hill and more. Ann is a former classroom and homeschool teacher. See Ann's spelling website at www.spelling-words-well.com

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