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Sloth Crossword Puzzle

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    Year:  3 - 5

Stretch your students’ vocabularies and reading skills with a sloth-themed crossward puzzle.

Sloth-themed Crossword Puzzle Worksheet

Use this crossword puzzle during the 2023 National Simultaneous Storytime event to celebrate the main character in the chosen book – The Speedy Sloth. But, let’s face it, who doesn’t love sloths? So you can really use this fun kids crossword puzzle at any time of the year.

Fun Sloth-themed Activities for Kids

Once students have completed the crossword, there are some other fun activities you can do using the vocabulary, including:

  • Have students use the words in their writing.
  • Play charades – write each of the words on a piece of scrap paper, fold them up and put them into a container. To play, divide your class or small group into 2 teams. Teams will take turns sending up 1 student to choose a word from the bowl and get 30 seconds to act out the word soundlessly for their team. If no one guesses the word, it goes back into the bowl, and no point is given. Once every student has had their turn to act out a word, the game is over and the group with the highest points wins.
  • Write sentences – have students write full sentences with words from the list. As a challenge, see how many sentences they can write that use more than one of the words.

An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy!  

Easily Download & Print

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. 

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardboard and slipping it into a write-and-wipe sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, and then erase and reuse them. 

This resource was created by Lisamarie Del Valle, a Teach Starter Collaborator.


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