This is a perfect assignment to reinforce vocabulary in your unit with very little prep time. All you need is a list of your unit or lesson vocabulary words, grid paper and crossword instruction sheet. For this activity, students will be creating their own crossword puzzle to help students learn the various terms that are associated with what they are currently learning. Everyone will be creating his or her own unique crossword, so students can have fun with it and be creative!
In addition, this assignment can used as an emergency assignment when you need an unexpected substitute teacher. Student usually take two to three block class periods to complete this assignment. The difficulty of the assignment depends on the amount of vocabulary words that provided the students.