teaching resource

Basketball Crossword

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 3 - 6

Start the month of March with a basketball championship crossword puzzle!

Grab a Handful of Basketball Activities for Elementary Grades!

This worksheet is best used during the month of March as an independent practice to support your reading and vocabulary lessons. It is also a great task for fast finishers

Students will solve a series of fifteen basketball word clues to complete the grid and finish the puzzle. Have a bit of fun during the month of March with a basketball puzzle!

Even More Basketball Themed Activities 

Turn your crossword puzzle words into extra games and activities your whole class will enjoy! 

Basketball Charades 

Write each word 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. 

🏀 Sporty Sentences

Have students practice writing full sentences with words from the list. As a challenge, see how many sentences they can write that use more than 1 of the words.  

Easily Prepare This Basketball Crossword Puzzle

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! Print a few copies on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can circle the words with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse. 

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