ESl resources: listing of worksheets

Crossword Puzzles

printables for esl kids

learning and teaching resources

There are 36 thematic crossword puzzles with verbal clues to choose from. Scroll down to explore, download and print!

Crossword puzzles are popular classroom games, useful for vocabulary teaching and revision, and kids love them. Our printable crosswords, designed for further practice, complete our online activities such as picture dictionaries or vocabulary quizzes. However, you can use them independently, in any way you like.

Here you will find a picture guide to our resources sorted alphabetically by topic. Each resource image is a direct link to the pdf file. Each worksheet comes with an answer key. Below each resource image there is a relevant wordlist. Take a look at the previews to see which ones are best for you and your students, then download and print your activities.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download and print our worksheets.

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Take the learning online! We offer a variety of word activities that go well with the crossword puzzles.

crossword puzzles sorted alphabetically by topic


ESL worksheets: Autumn vocabulary
ESL printables: Bathroom vocabulary
ESL printables: Body vocabulary
ESL printables: Christmas vocabulary


ESL printables: Clothes vocabulary
ESL printables: Colours vocabulary
ESL printables: Domestic Animals vocabulary
ESL printables: Drinks vocabulary


ESL worksheets: Easter vocabulary
ESL printables: Family vocabulary
ESL worksheets: Feelings vocabulary
ESL printables: Food vocabulary


ESL worksheets: Fruits vocabulary
ESL printables: Furniture vocabulary
ESL worksheets: Halloween vocabulary
ESL printables: Halloween Animals vocabulary


ESL worksheets: Insects vocabulary
ESL printables: Kitchen vocabulary
ESL worksheets: Living Room vocabulary
ESL printables: Occupations vocabulary


ESL worksheets: Pencase vocabulary
ESL printables: Pets vocabulary
ESL worksheets: School vocabulary
ESL printables: Sport vocabulary
  • sport »
  • answer key »
  • basketball, boxing, cycling, football, hockey, skating, skiing, swimming, tennis


ESL worksheets: Spring Flowers vocabulary
ESL printables: Summer vocabulary
ESL worksheets: Time vocabulary
  • time »
  • answer key »
  • one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve o'clock
ESL printables: Town vocabulary
  • town »
  • answer key »
  • bank, church, cinema, gas station, hospital, library, post office, restaurant, school


ESL worksheets: Toys vocabulary
ESL printables: Transport vocabulary
ESL worksheets: Valentine's Day vocabulary
ESL printables: Vegetables vocabulary


ESL worksheets: Verbs vocabulary
ESL printables: Weather vocabulary
ESL worksheets: Wild Animals vocabulary
ESL printables: Winter vocabulary