These first days of school puzzles include riddles, rhymes, analogies, alliteration, and words to unscramble.
It's a fun resource that gets kids thinking and talking at the beginning of the school year. With a back to school theme, these puzzles are ready-to-use for a fun whole class activity.
consist of five clues that the students reveal one at a time before checking the final answer.
ask students to fill in a missing word in a sentence using a rhyming clue.
For the analogies,
students fill in the missing word.
For the alliteration
puzzles, students are given a clue and asked to provide a two word phrase for the answer. Both words begin with the same letter, and students are given this beginning letter.
For the words to unscramble,
students are given a descriptive clue along with each group of scrambled letters.
Word puzzles support a number of the ELA standards, especially those that involve making inferences and understanding word relationships.
It's a fun way to start the kids talking about school again at the start of a new year. Also, see more of my activities for the first and last days of the school year here:
Back to School
and End of Year.
From Classroom in the Middle