Halloween Word Searches, Crosswords, and Games for Kids

Free online and printable Halloween-themed games for kids of all ages

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These easy word search puzzles, crosswords, and other fun games for kids all have themes related to vampires, witches, monsters, pumpkins, and other things associated with the Halloween celebration. You'll find a variety of games that are available to be played online or printed and solved on paper.

Printable Halloween Word Searches

These print-friendly word search puzzles are in Adobe PDF format.

More Halloween Word Search Games to Print

These puzzles are in HTML format. All you have to do is print and solve.

Printable Halloween Crossword Puzzles

Crossword puzzles are a fun way to exercise the mind and to learn how to use new words. Get the kids into some crossword fun this Halloween with these free word puzzles featuring words related to the holiday.

  • Halloween crossword: DLTK for Kids offers an easy Halloween 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, which is available in color or black and white.
  • Halloween crossword puzzle worksheets: This themed puzzle of medium difficulty features 14 Halloween words in a freeform format.

These crosswords in HTML format are designed to just be printed and solved.

  • Squigly's Halloween crossword: This is a fairly tough puzzle with 44 Halloween-related words in a crisscross style grid.
  • Halloween crossword: This crossword puzzle has only 15 words, but some of them are long so it is not recommended for beginners.
  • Kids' Halloween crossword puzzle: This criss-cross crossword puzzle has 13 words but they're mostly short. The solution is provided.
  • Deluxe Halloween crossword: Some of the words in this 22-word Halloween game are long so it would be good for elementary school students. The solution is provided in case anyone gets stumped.

Halloween Fill-in-the-blank Crosswords

In this crossword puzzle, the word is already given. The challenge is to find out where in the grid it should go.

  • Creepy crossword: In this entertaining crossword game, the clues are all Halloween riddles. Adobe Flash Player is required.

Halloween Jigsaw Puzzles to Print

Jigsaw puzzles make a wonderful learning game by encouraging analytical, abstract, and problem-solving skills. They can also help a child develop eye-hand coordination and spatial awareness.

  • Halloween jigsaw puzzles: DLTK Holidays offers several four- and 11-piece jigsaw puzzles with a Halloween theme to print and cut out for piecing together offline. These printable Halloween puzzles are available in color or black and white and feature themes such as bats, jack o' lanterns, witches, and ghosts.

Halloween Jigsaw Puzzle Games to Play Online

  • Halloween jigsaw puzzles: For this online Halloween jigsaw puzzles from The Kidz Page, choose a difficulty level from a simple six-piece puzzle to a formidable 40 pieces.
  • Halloween-themed jigsaw puzzles: Jigzone offers a dozen Halloween-themed jigsaw puzzles. The user has control over the piece cut and the number of pieces, so the game can be very easy, very challenging, or somewhere in-between.
  • Animated Halloween jigsaw puzzles: There are four easy animated jigsaw puzzle games to choose from to play online. The games do require Adobe Flash 10 plug-in.

Printable Maze Puzzles

Both Activity Village and DLTK offer Halloween-themed maze puzzles.

  • Halloween maze puzzles: Activity Village has a collection of Halloween-themed maze puzzles available to download in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader). The puzzles range from easy to hard.
  • Halloween mazes: Choose from five different maze patterns featuring characters associated with Halloween: Dracula, ghosts, spiders, witches, and children trick-or-treating. Each of the puzzles is available in black and white or color.

Just print and solve these maze puzzles available in HTML format. All are medium-level maze puzzles.

Printable Halloween Counting Mazes

Counting mazes are a variation of the maze puzzle where you start with the lowest number and work your way up to the highest. Kids can navigate these labyrinths while practicing their counting skills.

Encryption Puzzles

These puzzles use a simple substitution cipher to encrypt a message.

Halloween Cryptograms

Can you solve these fiendishly difficult cryptograms? The answers are some spooky jokes for Halloween. You'll need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to print these games.

Printable Halloween Word Scrambles

  • Halloween word scramble: These mixed-up words are all words that might be used on Halloween night. Can you unscramble them? 
  • Halloween word scramble 2: Unscramble the words to find out which spooky creatures are coming to the Halloween party.
  • Halloween anagrams: Three anagram worksheets feature spooky themes like "Going Batty" and "Sneaky Spiders." The scrambled word puzzles are available in two versions, easy and regular, and in black and white or color. The regular template offers the bonus of a hidden word game.

Halloween Sudoku Games