Working a crossword puzzle or word search can be a lot of fun, and educational, too. You can use word puzzles to help learn vocabulary words, as well as flex logic and visual pattern recognition skills.
If you'd like to make a custom word puzzle to share with students, classmates, friends, and family, there are lots of great tools out there to help you. With a few rules of thumb, you'll be constructing crosswords and word searches in no time.
These online puzzle builders will help you get started.
We'll also take a look at some downloadable puzzle applications for different operating systems.