Solve these Christmas word puzzles as a way to develop logical thinking and pattern matching skills needed to enjoy both computing and maths, while practicing reading, writing and spelling. (see also our general kriss-kross page).
Kriss-kross puzzles combine a love of words with a love of logic. Given a list of words of different lengths, you must fit them all in to the grid.
- logical thinking
- pattern matching
- computational thinking
Also for younger children practice and explore:
- writing letters
Teach as part of:
- english, or
- linked to a theme
- If there is only one word of any length left then find the blank word in the grid of that length and the word goes there.
- If you know some letters of a word in the grid then count how many letters long it is and compare the unused words of that length with the pattern of known letters. If only one matches you have found where it goes. Otherwise you need more information so try another word in the grid.
Kriss-Kross Puzzle 2 – Christmas
Kriss-Kross Puzzle 16 – penguins
Kriss-Kross Puzzle 17 – Christmas