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 creatures and 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.

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More Halloween Word Search Games to Print

These puzzles are in HTML format - just print and solve.

  • Pumpkin Word Search - A 20-word game packed with words associated with this fruit that has become a symbol of the fall season.
  • Scary Words Word Search - How many ways can you say scary? From blood-curdling to terrifying, this word search game gives you 20 ways to describe the creatures that are said to walk the earth on All Hallow's Eve.

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 Halloween celebration.

  • 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 the verbal clues to solve the puzzle. Available in black and white or color.
  • Halloween Crossword Puzzle Worksheets - This themed puzzle of medium difficulty features 14 Halloween words in a freeform format.

These crosswords are in HTML format - just print and solve.

  • Halloween Crossword Puzzles from Halloween Party Games features crossword games and their solutions in three difficulty levels: easy, difficult and hard. All the puzzles have twenty words, the difficulty is determined by the length of the words used.
  • Halloween Crossword - This is a fairly tough puzzle with 44 Halloween-related words in a criss-cross style grid.
  • Halloween Crossword - This crossword puzzle has only 15 words, but some of them are quite long. Not recommended for beginners.
  • Kids' Halloween Crossword Puzzle - This criss-cross crossword puzzle has 13 words but they're mostly quite short. Solution provided.
  • Deluxe Halloween Crossword - A 22-word Halloween word game, some of which are quite long. Good for elementary school students. Solution provided.
  • Halloween Crossword - Hard (Also available as an online game and in Adobe PDF.)

Halloween Fill-in-the-blank Crosswords

In these crossword puzzles, the word is already given. The challenge is to find out where it the grid it should go.

Online Halloween Crosswords

  • Creepy Crossword - In this entertaining crossword game, the clues are all Halloween riddles.
  • Halloween Crossword - This online crossword puzzle is a little bit tougher as there's no word bank to help you out. A printable version is available as well.
  • Halloween Clue Search Puzzle - Clue Search Puzzles are a combination of crossword puzzles, word search puzzles, trivia questions and hidden messages. 

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. This page points you to dozens of free jigsaw puzzle games. These easy jigsaw puzzles feature Halloween favorites such as skeletons, ghosts, witches, jack o'lanterns, vampires and other creatures and things associated with this spooky holiday.

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

Halloween Jigsaw Puzzle Games to Play Online

  • Halloween Jigsaw Puzzles - Online Halloween jigsaw puzzles from The Kidz Page. Choose a difficulty level from a simple 6 pieces to a formidable 40 pieces.
  • Halloween Jigsaw Puzzles - Jigzone offers a dozen Halloween-themed jigsaw puzzles. The user has control over the piece cut and a number of pieces, so the game can be very easy, very challenging or somewhere in-between.
  • Animated Halloween Jigsaw Puzzle - A great animated Halloween jigsaw puzzle! Very unique and a nice challenge to solve. The spooky music is an added bonus!
  • Animated Halloween Jigsaw Puzzles - Four easy animated jigsaw puzzle games to play online. Requires Adobe Flash 10 plug-in.

Printable Maze Puzzles

Activity Village offers some nice maze puzzles in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) as does DLTK:

These print-friendly maze puzzles are in HTML format - just print and solve.

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.

Spot the Difference Games

These visual puzzles are a good way for children to develop their observational skills.

  • Spooky Differences - Try to spot all twelve difference between the pictures in this online game.
  • Spooky Graveyard Spot the Difference - This print-friendly version asks you to find the 8 differences between the two Halloween scenes. The solution can be found on the bottom of the page if you get stumped.

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

Halloween Sudoku Games

  • Easy Halloween Sudoku Game - An easier version of online sudoku, using 2x2 boxes.
  • Regular Halloween Sudoku Game - In this online sudoku game, you need to place the pictures in such a way that every row, column, and block contain only one of each.