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Free Printable Back to School Word Scramble

This free printable back to school word scramble game features 10 education themed words to try and unscramble. It is a great game for classrooms, back to school parties and more!

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back to school word scramble

Free Printable Back to School Word Scramble Game

This game was designed to be printed onto a standard 8.5×11 inch piece of paper or cardstock. One game will print per page.

Please feel free to download and print as many copies of the word scramble game as you need. However, please do not edit or redistribute the files in any way. This activity was created for personal or classroom use only.

How to make the word scramble game more competitive.

Whether you are playing this in a classroom with a large group of people, or just want more of a challenge, try out a few of these fun ways to add competition to the activity.

Set a timer
Start by setting a timer for a 5 minute duration. Each player has to try and unscramble as many of the words as they can before time is up. Whichever player has solved the most words at the end of the game, wins!

Race against time
In this version of the game, each player will be given the word scramble page face down on a table. After someone says “GO,” everyone will quickly turn their page over and begin trying to unscramble words as quickly as they can. Whichever player unscramble all of the words first, wins!

Favorite Printable Supplies:

These are a few of my favorite supplies that I use for printable games and activities:

  • White Cardstock: For most projects, I recommend printing onto cardstock. It is much more durable than standard printer paper and often produces a higher quality print.
  • Crayons: A staple in any crafting household. Crayola is always the top notch choice!
  • Kid Friendly Safety Scissors: These are perfect for little kids learning how to use scissors. They cut paper but not fingers or hair!
  • Glue Sticks: These disappearing purple glue sticks are by far my favorite! I love buying them in bulk since we use them so often!
  • Lamination Machine: Laminating printables are a great way to make them last longer. If you are planning on laminating to make games reusable, be sure to get a bunch of dry erase markers as well.
  • Dry Erase Pockets: Dry erase pockets are a great alternative to using a lamination machine when wanting to make printable games and activities reusable.
  • Printer: A high quality printer is always recommended for the best results. If you are in need of a printer this Brother Wireless Printer is a great choice.
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More fun free printable back to school themed activities and games below:

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Answer key:

1. Backpack

2. Education

3. Notebook

4. Library

5. Students

6. Books

7. Writing

8. Friends

9. Reading

10. School