Christmas Puzzles and Games for Kids

Illustration of a christmas crossword puzzle

The Spruce / Madelyn Goodnight

If you're planning a holiday trip, or just expect to spend a lot of time indoors this holiday season, you and your kids may enjoy trying out some of these holiday-themed games and puzzles. While some are easy, others are much more complex and challenging.

Christmas Word Search Puzzles to Print

For classroom solving, we have a variety of free printable Christmas word search puzzles listed by difficulty level from very easy to challenging.

Several of these puzzles are in Adobe PDF format.

Christmas Crossword Puzzles to Print

These easy to challenging crossword games are a great way for children and second language learners to learn new words and enjoyably practice their Christmas vocabulary.

  • Christmas Crosswords: DLTK for Kids offers an easy Christmas crossword for young solvers. The picture version of the crossword is intended for preschoolers and children who are new to spelling. Older children can use verbal clues to solve the puzzle. It's available in black and white or color.
  • Christmas Crossword Puzzle: This 10-word crossword puzzle features a free-form grid in the shape of a Christmas tree.
  • Christmas Day Crossword: There are 14 Christmas-related words featured in this free-form crossword puzzle. The solution is provided.
  • Christmas Middies Crossword: This crossword puzzle of medium difficulty has 20 themed entries. The solution is provided.
  • Christmas Deluxe Crossword: There are 30 words related to Christmas legends, the Nativity, and literature found in this challenging crossword game. The solution is provided.

Free Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles Online

Are you looking for free Christmas jigsaw puzzles for kids to print or play online? Here's where to look to find easy jigsaw games with a holiday theme.

Jigsaw Planet has a large number of jigsaw puzzles featuring Santa, snow, the Nativity, and other merry holiday scenes.

Christmas Carolers Jigsaw Puzzle: Here's a fun puzzle if you don't mind the sound effects. The puzzle comes in three difficulty levels and, when solved, plays an animation. It's for children at the primary level.

Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles: There are 10 easy jigsaw puzzles featured here. Most of them use the Jigzone interface.

Printable Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles

Here's a fun holiday activity for the classroom. Print out these free ready-made Christmas jigsaw games or use this jigsaw puzzle template as a guide to creating your personalized jigsaw puzzles.

Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles: DLTK Holidays offers several four- and 11-piece jigsaw puzzles with holiday themes to print and cut out. These printable jigsaw puzzles are available in black and white or color and feature themes such as Christmas trees, bells, reindeer, angels, and the Nativity.

Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles: From Activity Village, 15 print-friendly jigsaw puzzles with cute designs are featured here. There are various cutting guides also available.