This free printable easy winter crossword puzzle is perfect for younger children. Use it as a fun indoor activity for winter on an unexpectedly cold, wet day or as part of your regularly planned lessons about winter.
This easy crossword puzzle for winter is a picture crossword puzzle. This means the clues are images, not text-based. This makes the puzzle ideal for little learners who are working on their reading, writing, and spelling skills.
The crossword features 10 winter and Arctic-related images to identify and write. The illustrations are lovely digital watercolor artwork. The answer key is included on the second page.
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Even your littlest learners can enjoy this winter crossword. Have your preschooler identify the image, then write the answer in, yourself, while talking about the letters.
If you have a little one who’s learning their letters, be sure to snag these free printable alphabet coloring pages while you’re here.
Early elementary students can practice their writing and spelling by filling in the squares on their own. Older children who need even more of a challenge will enjoy this free printable winter word scramble and winter word search. Make sure to stop by and download those freebies for your big kids!
For repeated use, laminate the page or slip it inside a page protector. Working the same crossword multiple times may sound strange to you as an adult, but children enjoy doing the same activity several times.
We use secure page protectors placed in a 1″ three ring binder to make activity pages reusable and easy to manage.
“Secure” page protectors have a short flap you can tuck inside to keep pages from slipping out during use. The ones we use are also a thicker plastic that holds up better to vigorous learning. This is the set we use:
- Ideal for long-term storage, non-stick polypropylene material is acid-free and won't lift print
- Top loading—no need to punch inserts
- Clear binding edge for a professional look
You can see my daughter happily using some Halloween count and graph worksheets in her binder with page protectors:
If you want your pages to be durable and look great, use 32 lb printer paper. It’s heavier than normal printer paper and bright white for vibrant images. It’s also eco-friendly and made without deforestation. Discover more about this paper and check out a side-by-side comparison of the same page printed on multiple papers in this post on the best paper for printables.
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Free printable easy winter crossword puzzle
Like all free printables on The Artisan Life, this crossword is for personal and single classroom use. This includes use with homeschool co-ops, Sunday school classes, and therapy clients as long as you are not charging specifically to participate.
You are not licensed to redistribute the files or printouts to other adults for use with their children/students, even though you’re getting this crossword for free. Please refer your friends and coworkers to this post so they can download their own copies!
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The PDF has three pages – the first page has instructions and clipart credits, the second page is the crossword puzzle, and the third page has the answer key.
I hope your family enjoys this easy crossword puzzle for winter as much as mine does! Be sure to download these additional free printables for winter for educational, screen-free fun this winter:
Natasha Núñez is a former classroom teacher with a Masters of the Arts in Teaching. She also is a registered yoga teacher & holds a certificate in natural skincare formulation from the School of Natural Skincare. She shares her passion for education, positive parenting, free printables, and recipes for DIY bath & home products. Learn more about Natasha and where she’s been featured.