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Free Printable Halloween Crossword Puzzle

This free printable Halloween crossword puzzle is a spooky and fun activity for kids to work on during this upcoming Halloween season.

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This free printable Halloween crossword puzzle features 13 clues to help you fill in the puzzle below. It is a great activity for the classroom, a holiday party or simply something to do at home on a rainy day in October.

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Free Printable Halloween Crossword Puzzle

This Halloween crossword puzzle is designed to print onto a standard 8.5×11 inch piece of paper or cardstock.

Feel free to download and print as many copies of the crossword puzzle as you would like. However, please do not edit or redistribute the files in any way. This game is intended for personal or classroom use only.

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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How to make printable games reusable:

If you are planning on using this Halloween crossword puzzle at a yearly holiday party or classroom activity, you may wish to reuse the games year after year. If so, I would highly recommend using a home lamination machine.

This is the home lamination machine I have and I absolutely love it! I look for any excuse I can to laminate something. All you need to do is run the crossword puzzle through the laminator and then use dry erase markers to fill in the answers to the puzzle. Simply wipe off the answers when you are done and use again next October!

If you don’t have access to a home lamination machine, you can also use these really cool dry erase pockets. All you have to do is print out the crossword puzzle, slip the page inside the pocket and use dry erase markers to fill in the puzzle.

More Halloween Freebies:

Halloween word search:
Get into the Halloween spirit this year with this fun free printable Halloween word search. Featuring 15 Halloween themed words to search for, kids and adults alike will have a blast working on this spooky word game.

Halloween word scramble:
This free printable game features 12 Halloween themed words to try and unscramble. With long and short words, both kids and adults will find this game super fun and challenging as well.

How many words can you make from Halloween:
In this fun game, you have to see how many different words you can make using only the letters that are found in the word Halloween. Challenge yourself and see how many words you are able to come up with. You can also incorporate a scattergories element to add a fun and competitive twist.

Halloween maze:
Work your way through this fun Halloween maze to reach the spooky pumpkin in the center. Mazes are the perfect activity to play in the classroom, at holiday parties or simply something fun to do with the kids on a rainy day in October.

Halloween I Spy Game:
Kids will have a great time searching for 8 Halloween themed pictures in the box above. The object of the game is to count how many of each type of image you can find and write down the correct number on the lines next to each image.

You can even have your kids color in each pictures as they go along. This not only will help them keep track of their counting and also allow them to get a little creative!

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Answer Key:

1. Witch
6. Spider
8. Boo
10. Vampire
11. Mask
12. October

2. Candy
3. Costume
4. Pumpkin
5. Treat
6. Skeleton
7. Haunted
13. Bats

Ann Webb

Saturday 15th of October 2022

Thanks so much for this Halloween crossword! It's one of the best I'v seen. AW


Tuesday 4th of October 2022

Thank you for a fun worksheet for my kids to work on when they're bored :-)

Tiziana Olbrich

Tuesday 14th of April 2020

Oh thank you so much! We will do it with the kids tonight after dinner :) They are totally into crosswords at the moment and even made some themselves


Tuesday 14th of April 2020

You're very welcome! Have fun!! :)

Deborah Kos

Tuesday 14th of April 2020

I think kids would enjoy pretending it is Halloween and working on this Halloween puzzle. This is a great way to use your imagination and let it be Halloween and give them Halloween things to do. It is kinda like a bonus holiday when you are stuck in the house.

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