Printable Puzzles for Teachers

Printable Puzzles

This page contains sites that have printable puzzles, as well as puzzles that you can play online.  We've included sudoku puzzle sites, word searches, crosswords, cryptograms and lots more.  Puzzles make wonderful "extra time" activities for students who finish their work early.  It gives them some "brainwork" to do while they're waiting for the rest of the class to finish up.  Also take a look here: more puzzles.

Sudoku Puzzles
Sudoku enthusiasts will enjoy Fiendish Sudoku. Five new puzzles every day, online solving grid with three grid sizes, hints, step-by-step solutions, optional pencilmarks.  There are five brand new puzzles posted each day.  Can you solve the puzzle at each level?:  There's easy, moderate, hard, evil, and fiendish.

Samurai Sudoku
Free Samurai Sudoku puzzles and solver with hints and step-by-step solutions. Print samurai sudoku puzzles at several grid sizes.  These giant puzzles consist of five overlapping sudoku grids with one unique solution.

Sudoku Puzzles
Printable Sudoku for Kids
This site contains free, printable sudoku puzzles for kids (and adults too).  Puzzles range from super-easy to very difficult.  And there is also a set of tutorial printables titled, "Let's Learn Sudoku".  These are some of the best worksheets on how to learn Sudoku.

Word Search Puzzles
Download and print hundreds of excellent word search puzzles.  Most puzles have "something extra" like secret messages or questions to solve.  There is also a set of printable cryptogram puzzles too. Why this site is the best word search site on the Internet:  The printable puzzles fit perfectly on a sheet of comuter paper and there are no ads on your puzzles.  Also, these puzzles have adult-level words and phrases to find, so they're not dinky word searches for little kids.  They're made just for older kids (4th grade and up) and adults.

Pure Sudoku
The free and visually refreshing sudoku game.  It's got plenty of puzzles- enough to last you a whole lifetime!

Printable Cryptograms
Dozens of free, cryptoquote, cryptoquip, and printable cryptogram puzzles for adults and kids. These large-print puzzles are neatly formatted to print out nicely on sheets of regular printer paper.

Totally Teaching - Puzzles
Sudoku, word puzzles, crosswords, and lots more.
Also, take a look at page two: even more puzzles for educators.

Page first published:  January 8, 2009
Updated: July 9, 2009
Last Updated: January 30, 2015

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