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Sloth Crossword Puzzle

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 2 - 4

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

Grab a “Slothword” Crossword Puzzle Worksheet

You can use this crossword puzzle during your unit on rainforest animals or when studying endangered species to link it to your curriculum. Or better yet, use it as something different for your warm-ups or a brain break.

More International Sloth Day Activities for Kids

Celebrate International Sloth Day, which takes place on the third Saturday in October — on October 21 this year. 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 mayn 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, then erase and reuse them. 

This resource was created by Lisamarie Del Valle, a teacher in Florida and a Teach Starter Collaborator.


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