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These crosswords are made for kids ages 8 to 12. They are made up of words that are often found in third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade spelling lists and cover subjects of interest to older kids. To view or print a crossword puzzle for children click on its title.

Title Subject Instructions / Description Sample Puzzle Hints
The Brain Body the pineal gland makes it to help you feel sleepy. part that controls balance and movement. brain part that keeps you breathing. gland that controls your growth. the biggest part of the brain.
The Age of Discovery History a period of time from the 15th to the 17th century in which Europeans explored and mapped the world. people conquered by Hernan Cortes. a group of people who settle far from home and maintain ties with their home country. to defeat in combat. mapmaker.
Of Mice and Men Books a sleeping mat. isolated from society. laborer who moves heavy objects. currency used for buying items. a person who drives a team of animals.
Wetlands Earth Sciences a wetland where grasses and reeds grow. water that has a large amount of salt such as in oceans and seas. to take in or soak up water. a wetland where moss grows. water that has a small amount of salt such as in ponds, lakes, and rivers.
Elements of Music Music Write the correct vocabulary word in the crossword for each definition. The syllables of a scale that we sing, often using hand signs.. A form of music with the pattern in which the first and last sections are the same and the middle section is different.. how loud or soft the music is sung or played.. High or low musical tones based upon vibrations.. The tone color of an instrument's sound, or how bright or rich the sound is..
Baseball Banter Sports (2 words) A hard hit ground burner.. Team's best pitcher.. Taking a base on balls. A walk.. A pitcher's arm. A wing. His soupbone.. A throw over another player's head that is too high to catch. No postage necessary..
Homophones Spelling Lists Something a bird did . Something you wear on your wrist. Something you put on your fingers. Used in mechanical pencils. Color.
Here Comes Halloween Halloween Casper is a friendly one. Wear this on Halloween (pretend to be someone else). Halloween is in this month. good color for a witch's cat. the holiday after Halloween.
Euclid's Axioms and Postulates Math has neither length nor breadth. ends of a line. whole is greater than _____. edges of surface. has length and breadth only.
Early Humans History In this age, people started farming, building communities, producing goods, and trading. Pottery and wood carvings. Painting cave walls. In this age, people invented many tools to help them survive. Early humans spent most of their time looking for food.
Real Numbers Math cannot be represented as the quotient of two integers . whole numbers and their opposites. the counting numbers . the nonnegative integers . is any number that you can write in a form.
Scotland World Geography capital. area in glasgow. glasgow river. the bruce. mountainous area.
Biographies Literature and Writing a true story about someone's life. a listing of family members in the form of tree branches. listing of events in the orde that they happened. events that have already happened. an event that really happened in the past.
Magnets Other magnetism is a kind of....... unlike forces ....... the south face of a magnet. a magnetic material is made from tiny regions called...... the first magnets were found from a naturally occurring mineral called ......
The Sign of the Beaver Books following or observing a person persistently. showing arrogant superiority to; lordly. a series of small waterfalls over steep rocks. on guard or watchful. prodded or urged as if with a long, pointed stick.
Astronomy Belt Loop Astronomy Use the hints to find the astronomical terms The leftover material when a star is at the end of its life cycle. Very dense but also very small. Glows white but is not very bright... A glowing sphere of plasma held together by its own gravity.. Orbits a star and is large enough to form a spherical shape under its own gravity. Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are examples.. A group of billions of stars. Andromeda is an example.. The galaxy in which we live. Contains 100-400 Billion stars..
Slavery and Civil War History Abandon in way considered disloyal or tracherous.. A state of the US in which slavery was illegal.. A person not in the armed sevices or the police force.. A place with temporary accommodations of huts,tents,or other structures,typically used by soldiers,refugees,prisoners,or other travelers.. The state of being a slave..
King of Mazy May Books the background screen on a computer with the icons. brain of the computer. stops that allow you to indent paragraphs. perform specific duties. types a capital letter.
Presidents of the USA Halloween what ed leaves at home everyday. eds warhouse twin. what eds play with all day on thursday's. where you can always find ed. eds favorite day of the week.
King of Mazy May Books sound of a shot, explosion. balance. become slower, less active. plainly, clearly. highest poitn, top.
Presidents of the USA Halloween The first Afro-American president. The President who is also the son of another president. The President who was never elected. President who started the space program. First American president.
Bicycles Transportation your feet go on these. in the middle of the wheel. you ride it. shiny parts. your bike has two of these.
Inside a Cell Biology stores water,food,and waste. no ribosomes,where lipids are made. make proteins. has ribosomes,where proteins are made. stores DNA,controls the activities of the cell.
The Titanic Movies What is the front part of a ship called?. How many people could a life boat carry?. Where did the ship's journey begin?. What were the people called that made it home?. What did the ship crash into?.
Changing Matter Physics There are 3 main _________ of matter. This phase of matter takes the shape of its container and has a definite volume. Everything in the world is made of ___________. When a solid ice cube is heated the cube___________ to a liquid.. __________ happens when water changes from a liquid to a gas .
Vehicles Transportation tube shaped space vehicle. needs no fuel and good for exercise. Long snake like vehicle. Carries passengers and has a conductor. small wooden vehicles to catch fish.
System of Government Government and Politics Do the crossword puzzle below Is a form of government in which a small group of people holds power. Another form of authoritarian government is a dictatorship dictators. Rule by one person. A one-party system of government based on the idea of state ownership and government direction of property and industry. A representative democracy where citizens choose their lawmakers.
Maniac Magee Books The name of the divided town?. What end of town is black?. Grayson dies after what holiday?. What end of town is white?. What street divides the East and West End?.
A Nightmare on Clown Street Books find out the words to make someone laugh and be _____. we wear these on halloween. to say something quietly to some one. teachers do this to kids questions. to bring something down.
Surprise Island Books a piece of ground, often near a house, used for growing flowers, fruit, or vegetables.. plural form of child.. a rich soup typically containing fish, clams, or corn with potatoes and onions.. the father of one's father or mother.. an internal or external framework of bone, cartilage, or other rigid material supporting or containing the body of an animal or plant..
The American Civil War History Read the hints and spell the word correctly. Someone running away from something. A state with no slavery . Someone who is not part of the military . A structure used by a solider to sleep in for a certain amount of time . Holding people against their will and nad ordering them to do something.
The Structure of the Atom Physics compete the crossword below uncharged particles found within the atomic nuclei. the central part of an atom, compsed of protons ans neutrons. a fast-moving electron emitted by radioactive decay of substances. have the same number of protons and electrons, thus they have the same atomic number and same chemical reactions. particles responsible for binding quarks to each other.
Slavery & Civil War History the action of withdrawing formally from membership of a federation or body, especially a political state. a person who is fleeing, from prosecution. a nation or territory considered as an organized political community under one government. a place where an army or other group of persons or an individual is lodged in a tent or tents or other temporary means of shelter.. bondage, servitude refer to involuntary subjection to another or others. .
Early Man History thew first part of the stone age when people first used stone tools. a huge stone monument. the time before there was writing . people who hunt animals and gather wild plants, seeds, fruits, and nuts to survive . the middle part of the stone age marked by the creation of smaller and more complex tools.
The Tax Collectors and the King and His Servant Bible Jesus tells Peter to go and get thisforgiveness. The servant asks the king for this until he pays the large debt.. The king was angry that his servant did not show this...to the other servant.. The servant owes this to the king.. The king put his servant here because he did not show compassion to another servant as he did to him!.
The Lightning Key Books Cortado wanted Baltinglass's, Little's, and Miles's . when miles saw Little and Silverpoint talking. Author. Miles wants to bring back his. Temzi gave the the real or fake tigers egg to Cortado.
Saige Paints the Sky Movies Saige showed this personality when she spoke to the reporters about why her school should have art classes. A hobby that Saige, Mimi and Gabi enjoyed in the afternoon. Where did Mimi go after she broke her right wrist and leg?. A grandmother who likes to paint and ride horses. jump-started the new art program at school.
Introduction to Cells Science the basic building blocks of matter that make up everyday objects. A desk, the air, even you are made up of atoms! . group of similar cells that perform a common function. 1.all organisms are made of one or more cells 2. the cell is the basic unit of all organisms 3. all cells come from existing cells. smallest structure and functional unit of all living organisms. a structure made up of a collection of tissue that carry out a special function.
Of Mice and Men Body The grain that the peole collected whilst working at the ranch.. Weapon that Carlson used to kill Candy's dog with.. The place where Lennie and George lived before the novel began.. Body part that Candy was missing.. Name of the place where George and Lennie lived..
Settling the Chesapeake History This country originally had claim to the land where Jamestown was colonized. . He was the leader of the settlement in Jamestown.. Colony where Jamestown was located. John ____ married Pocahontas, this establishing peace between the settlers and the Indians.. This company, which was later called the Virginia Company, founded Jamestown..
The Gift of the Magi Books Disappear. Wealthy. Most common or Main. Happy. to reduce in value.
Adopt a Hedgehog Animals Child Hedgehogs root nosily in the ground for food like this farm animal. Donít put out a saucer of this for hedgehogs to drink as it gives them an upset tummy . Hedgehogs do this during the winter when there isnít much food for them to eat . Hedgehogs like to nest under piles of these. The grey-brown fur along the sides of a hedgehog.
Planets Astronomy science dwarf planet. galaxy. close to earth. planet with rings. center of solar system.
Great Fire of London History they used this to stop the fire. people tried to get away. we do this to wood. they come out of the fire. we live in them.
Texas Regions: Mountains and Basins Region World Geography is an area in which all the clocks are set to the same time. an area that gets less than 10 inches of rain per year. all the trees and plants growing in an area, even farmers crops. is a boundary line. is an object, such as a mountain, that stands out from the area around it.
Illinois World Geography Capital City. Largest City. Main Import. Famous President. Number of Statehood.
Music Music to raise one pitch. the group name of white keys. to lower ione pitch. the note inbetween the two staffs of the grandstaff. the name of the upper clef.
Camouflage Animals Animals The shell matches the enviroment. Use their bumpy skin to hide from predators. The color of his fur helps him blend in with the Savannah grass. Uses the color of the wings to blend in with the leaves . Uses skin colors to hide on leaves.
Flow of Energy Physics the first needed organism in a food chain. a series of types of living things in which each one uses the next lower member of the series as a source of food. vegetation used as fuel. this eats other organisms like producers. a depiction of the amount of energy in each trophic level of an ecosystem.
Earth Science Earth Sciences a large crack in Earth's crust. the way a rock or mineral breaks. a flat-topped underwater peak. scientific theory that attempts to explain continental drift. physical features of a land surface.
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