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Title Instructions / Description Puzzle Words Difficulty Word Direction
Michigan Birds BLUEBIRD, BLUEJAY, CARDINAL, CHICKADEE, CROW, DOVE, EAGLE, FINCH, GOOSE, GRACKLE, GROUSE, HAWK, HERON, JUNCO, LOON, NUTHATCH, ORIOLE, OWL, ROBIN, SEAGULL, SPARROW, SWAN, VULTURE, WOODPECKER Older Children Forward Only
Moose AGRESSIVE, ANIMAL, ANTLERS, ASPEN, BIRCH, BREEDING, BROWN, CANADA, CARCASS, CERVINE, CHARGE, DEER, DEFORMITY, ELK, FEMALES, FLANK, FODDER, FUR, GESTATION, GRASSLANDS, GRAZE, HAZEL, HIDE, HOOVES, HUNTING, KICK, LIMBER, LURCH, MALE, MARSHES, MOOSE, MOUNTAINS, NORTH AMERICA, PALMATE, POND WEED, RUTTING, SIGHTING, SLOW MOVING, SOLITARY, STUMBLE, TERRITORY, UNGULATE, VICTIM, WANDER, WILLOW Very Difficult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Mountain Gorillas Think about gorillas. find the words AFRICA, APE, BANANA, DEFORESTATION, DOCILE, ENDANGERED, GORILLA, HABITAT, HUMANS, HUNTERS, INSECTS, INTELLIGENT, LEOPARDS, PETS, POACHERS, PRIVILEGE, SILVERBACK, TROPHIES, VEGETARIAN Big Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Mouse BLACK, BROWN, CHEESE, ERIN, GRAY, MOUSE, SPARKLE, TAILS, WHISKERS, WHITE, WILL Young Kids Forward Only
Name That Animal ALLIGATOR, ANT, BAT, BEAR, BEE, BIRD, BISON, BUFFALO, BUTTERFLY, CENTIPEDE, CHICKEN, CHIMP, COBRA, COPPERHEAD, COW, DUCK, EAGLE, ELEPHANT, FISH, FLAMINGO, GIRAFFE, GOOSE, HAWK, HIPPO, HORSE, LADYBUG, LAMB, LEOPARD, LION, LIZARD, MEERKAT, MOTH, MOUSE, PANDA, PIG, PIGEON, PYTHON, RATTLESNAKE, SHEEP, SKINK, SKUNK, SPIDER, SQUIRREL, SWAN, TICK, TIGER, TURTLE, VIPER, WASP, WORM Jumbo Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Nocturnal Animals ANTEATER, BAT, BEAVER, COCKROACH, COUGAR, FOX, HEDGEHOG, MOTH, NEWT, OPOSSUM, OTTER, OWL, PORCUPINE, PYTHON, RACCOON, RED PANDA, SALAMANDER, SNOW LEOPARD, TARANTULA, TREE FROG Big Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Non-Human Primate ANIMAL, APE, BABOON, BRACHIATE, BUSHBABY, CAPUCHIN, CEBUS, CHIMPANZEE, CHUCKING, CLOWN, CRYSTAL, DEBRAZZAS, DIET, DOMINANCE, EDUCATION, ENRICHMENT, EXOTIC, FORAGE, GORILLA, GROOMING, HABITAT, HANDS, HOMINOIDEA, HOWLER, LEMUR, MACAQUE, MARMOSET, MICO, MONO, NAP, NUTRITION, OPPOSABLE, ORANGUTAN, PONGO, PRIMATOLOGICAL, PROSIMIANS, RHESUS, SIMIAN, SPIDER, SQUIRREL, TAIL, TAMARIN, THUMB, TITI, TOOL, TREETOP, TROOP, VERVET, WOOLY Very Difficult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Ocean Creatures ANGLERFISH, CLOWNFISH, DOLPHIN, FISH, FLATFISH, JELLYFISH, PUFFERFISH, SEA TURTLE, SEAHORSE, SHARK, STARFISH, STINGRAY, WHALE Older Children Forward Only
Owl Find the words that are forward,backward, or diagonal BIRD OF PREY, CAMOUFLAGE, CONSERVATION, DIET, EAR TUFTS, ENDANGERED, EXTINCT, FEATHERS, HABITAT, NOCTURNAL, OWLET, PELLET, POPULATION, PREDATORS, PREY, SPECIES, TALONS, TERRITORY, THREATENED, WINGSPAN Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Owls ALOUD, BOUNCE, BOW, BROWN, CLOUD, COUNT, CROWN, DOWN, FOUND, FROWN, LOUD, MOUSE, MOUTH, OUR, OWL, ROW, SOUND, TOWEL, TOWN, WOW Older Children Forward and Backward
Panda BAMBOO, BIRTH, CALL, CAPTIVITY, CARNIVORE, CELLULOSE, CENTRAL, CHINA, CONIFEROUS, CONSERVATION, CUB, ENERGY, ESCAPE, EVERGREEN, EYE, FLOWER, FOUND, GANSU, GIANT, GOOD, HIBERNATE, MAINLAND, MEASURE, MEETING, MOUNTAIN, PANDA, PLANT, PROVINCE, REGION, SCENT, SEED, SHOOT, SICHUAN, SOUTHWESTERN, SYSTEM, TREE, VINE, WEIGH, WESTERN, WILD, WINTER Big Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Parakeets BEAK, BIRDBATH, BLUE, CAGE, CLEAN, CLIMB, FEATHERS, FLY, FRUITS, GREEN, LADDERS, MOLTS, PERCH, RINGS, SEED, SWINGS, VEGGIES, WATER, WHITE, YELLOW Easy Forward Only
Penguin ANTARCTIC, BACK, BEAK, CHEST, FLIPPER, PENGUIN, POLE, SOUTH, WEBBED, WING Young Kids Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Penguins ADELIE, AFRICAN, ANTARCTICA, CHINSTRAP, COLONY, CRECHE, CRESTED, EGGS, EMPEROR, FIORDLAND, GALAPAGOS, GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, GENTOO, GLACIERS, HUMBOLT, KING, KRILL, LITTLE, MACARONI, MAGELLANIC, RAFT, ROOKERY, ROYAL, SNARES, SOUTHERN ROCKHOPPER, SWIM, TOBOGGANING, WADDLE, WAITAHA, YELLOW EYED Hard Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Penguins Find the hidden words BACK, BIRD, BLACK, BONE, CAMOUFLAGE, COLD, CONSERVE, COVERING, DENSE, EGG, EMPEROR, FAT, FEATHER, FEED, FISH, FLIPPER, FLY, FOOD, FRONT, FUNCTION, ICE, INTERESTING, ISLAND, LAYER, LAYS, LION, LIVE, MAKE, MOTHER, PART, PENGUIN, PEOPLE, PROTECTED, REGURGITATE, RETURN, SEA, SEAL, SHRIMP, SKY, SOUTH, THICK, TIME, TRAVEL, WADDLE, WALK, WARM, WATER, WHITE, WING, WORLD Older Children Forward and Backward
Penguins ABODE, ADELIES, ANTARCTIC, BIRD, BIRSK, BLACK, BLIZZARD, BREEDING, BURROW, CAMOUFLAGE, CHATTER, CHILL, COLD, COLONY, COLORATION, DIVE, EMPEROR, ENDANGERED, FEATHERS, FLIPPERS, FOWL, GLACIERS, HATCH, HISH, ICICLES, INCUBATION, KRILL, MARCH, MOLLUSKS, NOISY, OCEANGOING, PENGUINS, PLUNGE, PROPELLING, ROCKHOPPER, SNOWBANK, SPECIES, SQUEAKS, SWIMMING, TUNDRA, UNIQUE, WADDLE, WEB FEET, WILD, ZONE Very Difficult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Perfect Pets BIRDS, CATS, CHINCHILLAS, DOGS, FERRETS, FISH, FROGS, GERBILS, GUINEA PIGS, HAMSTERS, HERMIT CRABS, LIZARDS, MICE, RABBITS, RATS, SEA MONKEYS, SNAKES, TURTLES Young Kids Forward Only
Pets BARK, CAT, DOG, MEOW, WAG Easy Forward Only
Pets Small animals and pets that kids can keep in the house BIRD, CAT, DOG, FISH, FROG, GERBIL, HAMSTER, MOUSE, RABBIT, SNAKE, TURTLE Preschool Forward Only
Pets CANARY, CAT, DOG, DONKEY, FISH, GERBIL, HAMSTER, HORSE, MICE, PARAKEET, PARROT, RABBIT, RAT, SNAKE, TURTLE Young Kids Forward Only
Plants Poisonous To Cats AMARYLLIS, AUTUMNCROCUS, AZALEAS, CASTORBEAN, CHRYSANTHEMUM, CYCLAMEN, ENGLISHIVY, KALANCHOE, LILY, MARIJUANA, NARCISSUSBULB, OLEANDER, PEACELILY, POTHOS, RHODODENDRON, SAGOPALM, SPANISHTHYME, TULIPBULB, YEW Hard Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Puppys BEAGLE, BOXER, BULL DOG, COLLIE, DACHSHUND, DOBERMAN, GERMAN SHEPARD, GOLDEN RETRIEVER, HUSKY, LABRADOR RETRIEVER, POODLE, PUG, ROTTWEILER, YORKSHIRE TERRIER Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Puppys AKITA, BASSET HOUND, BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG, CHOW CHOW, COCKER SPANIEL, CORGI, GREYHOUND, HUSKY, PITBULL, POINTER, PUG, SCHNAUZER, SHEEPDOG, SHIH TZU Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Quolls BROWN, CANE, CLEARING, CLIMBER, DARK, DECREASED, DISAPPEARANCE, DOG, FOXE, GOOD, GROUND, LAND, MAIN, POISONING, POPULATION, QUOLL, REASON, RECENT, REDDISH, SPEND, SPOT, TAIL, TIGER, TIME, TOAD, WHITE, YEAR Adult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Raccoon BANDIT, BRAVE, COLORBLIND, FOREST, FUR, HIBERNATE, INTELLIGENT, KIT, MAMMAL, MASK, MISCHIEVOUS, PREDATOR, RACCOON, RINGTAIL, SWIMMER, TERRITORY, TRASHCAN Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Reptiles SEARCH WORDS RELATED TO THE TEXT ON REPTILES ALLIGATORS, BREATHE, CROCODILES, DINOSAUR, EMBRYO, ENABLES, ENVIRONMENT, EXTINCT, FOSSILS, HATCHES, INCLUDE, LIZARDS, PROTECT, SCALY, SCIENTISTS, SNAKES, SURFACE, TEMPERATURE, TERRIFYING, TURTLES Big Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Reptiles ALLIGATOR, ANACONDA, BEARDED, BOA, CHAMELEON, COBRA, CONSTRICTOR, COPPERHEAD, COTTONMOUTH, CROCODILE, DESERT, DRAGON, GALAPAGOS, GECKO, GIRDLED, HORNED, IGUANA, JAMAICAN, KOMODO, LIZARD, MAMBA, MOCCASIN, MOUNTAIN, MUD, NILE, OSAGE, PIT VIPER, PYTHON, RATTLESNAKE, REPTILE, RIBBON, SKINK, SNAKE, SNAPPING, SOFTSHELL, SPECTACLED, SPINY, TIMBER, TORTOISE, TURTLE, TWIG, VEILED, WATER, WHIPTAIL, YELLOW FOOT Very Difficult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Reptiles Amphibians ANGLE HEADED, BALL, BAW BAW, BLACK, BLACK HEAD, BLUE TONGUE, BOA CONSTRICTOR, CARPET, CENTAL BEARDED, COPPERHEAD, CORROBOREE, CROCODILE, DARWIN, DEATH ADER, DRAGON, DUGITE, EASTERN BROWN, FRILLED NECK, FROG, FROGLETT, GECKO, GIANT BARRED, GOANNA, GREEN TREE, LEGLESS, LIZARD, LONG THUMBED, MONITOR, MULGA, NETTED, OLIVE, PAINTED BURROWING, PYTHON, RED BELLY BLACK, SEA SNAKE, SHINGLEBACK, SKINK, SNAKE, SPOTTED GRASS, STIMPSON, TADPOLE, THORNY DEVIL, TIAPAN, TIGER, TURTLE, VENOMOUS, WATER, WHIP, WHISTLING TREE, WHITE LIPPED Very Difficult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Rhinos AFRICA, ASIA, BLACK, ENDANGERED, HABITAT, HAIRY, HERBIVORE, HORN, INDIAN, JAVAN, MIGRATE, POCHERS, RHINOCEROS, SUMATRAN, WHITE Hard Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Richmond Butterfly ACT, ANIMAL, AUSTRALIA, BLACK, BUTTERFLY, CONSERVATION, DARK, DISTURB, DUTCHMAN, EGG, ENDANGERED, ENVIRONMENT, ENZYME, EVOLUTION, EVOLVE, FATAL, FAUNA, FEMALE, FLORA, FOOD, FORE, GREEN, GREY, INTERFERENCE, IRIDESCENT, LARVAE, LAW, LAY, LISTED, MALE, NATIVE, NATURAL, NATURE, PIPE, PLANT, POISONOUS, SPECIFIC, SPECY, SURVIVAL, TOXIC, VINE, VULNERABLE, WING, YELLOW Adult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Safari ALLIGATOR, ELEPHANT, GAZELLE, GIRAFFE, HIPPO, HYENA, LION, MONKEY, TIGER, ZEBRA Adult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Scorpions Circle the scorpion facts and body parts listed below. The words appear forward, backward, and diagonally. ARACHNID, ARTHROPOD, BARB, BURROWING, CARNIVORE, CHELA, CUTICLE, EXOSKELETON, INVERTIBRATE, MOLT, MOUTH, NEUROTOXIN, NOCTURNAL, PARALYZE, PEDIPALP, SCORPION, STINGER, TELSON, TOXIC, VENOM Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Sea Creatures AROWANA, CENTIPEDE, COCKLE, CORAL, CRAB, DOLPHIN, EEL, FISH, GRASSHOPPER, JELLYFISH, KING CRAB, LOBSTER, MUSSEL, OCTOPUS, OYSTER, PIRANHA, PRAWN, SALMON, SCORPION, SEA HORSE, SEA URCHIN, SEAWEED, SHARK, SNAIL, SQUID, STARFISH, SWORDFISH, TURTLE, WHALE, WORM Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Sea Creatures ALLIGATOR, ANCHOVIES, ANGELFISH, BARRACUDA, BETTA, BLUEGILL, BLUEMARLIN, CARP, CATFISH, CLAM, CLOWNFISH, CRAB, CROCODILE, EEL, FOCKFISH, GOLDFISH, GREATWHITE, GUPPY, JELLYFISH, LAMPREY, LANTERNFISH, LARGEMOUTHBASS, LIONFISH, LOBSTER, MACKEREL, MINNOW, OCTOPUS, PARROTFISH, PERCH, PIKE, PUFFERFISH, PUMPKINSEED, RAINBOWTROUT, ROCKBASS, SAILFISH, SALMON, SARDINE, SEAHORSE, SEAL, SEASNAKE, SEASPONGE, SHARK, SMALLMOUTHBASS, SNAPPER, SQUID, STINGRAY, SUCKERFISH, SWORDFISH, TIGERSHARK, WALLEYE Very Difficult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Sea Life BLUE WHALE, BOTTLE NOSED DOLPHIN, GIANT SQUID, GREAT WHITE SHARK, KILLER WHALE, LOGGERHEAD TURTLE, MANATEE, MORAY EEL, SEAHORSE, STINGRAY Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Sea Otter BREAK, CLAMS, CRUSTACEANS, ENDANGERED, ENHYDRA LUTRIS, FLIPPERS, FLOAT, FUR, INSULATION, MAMMAL, MARINE, MOLLUSCS, NETS, OIL SPILLS, PACIFIC, PADDLING, ROCK, SEA OTTER, SHORT LEGS, SWIM Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Sharks AMBUSHING, ARCTIC, ATTACK, BITE, CASE, CLEAR, DETECT, DIET, DOLPHIN, ECHOLOCATION, ENABLE, FEARED, FEED, FISH, GREAT, GREY, HABITAT, HUNTING, IMPACT, KIND, KNOCK, LARGEST, LENGTH, LOCATE, LONG, MASSIVE, PORPOISE, POWERFUL, PREDATORY, PREY, SEAL, SERRATED, SHAKE, SHARK, TEETH, UNDERWATER, VICTIM, WATER, WEIGH, WHITE Big Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Simple Animal Words Find the following animals BAT, CAT, COW, DOG, HEN, PIG, RAT Easy Forward Only
Snake Venom ANTICOAGULANT, ANTIVENOM, BLOOD CLOT, BREAST CANCER, CANCER, COBRA, CURE, EPTIFIBATIDE, HEART ATTACK, MALAYAN, MEDICAL, PROTIENS, SNAKE, STROKE, TREATING, VENOM Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Songbirds Words are vertical and horizontal and could be spelled backwards BLUE JAY, CANARY, CARDINAL, FINCH, LARK, MOCKINGBIRD, NIGHTINGALE, ROBIN, SPARROW, STARLING, SWALLOW, THRASHER Big Forward and Backward
Spiders AFRAID, ANIMAL, ARACHNID, ATTACK, BASEMENT, BITE, CALLED, CATCH, CLOSET, COCKROACHE, DANGER, DARK, EAT, GROUP, HABITAT, HARMLESS, HELPFUL, HOME, INCLUDE, INSECT, INTERESTING, KIND, LARGE, LEG, LIVE, LIZARD, MICE, MOSQUITOES, PEOPLE, PEST, PLACE, PREY, RELATED, SILK, SPIDER, SPIN, TARANTULAS, VENOM, WEB, WORLD Big Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Spotted Seal ARCTIC COD, CAPELIN, CARNIVORA, CHORODATA, CRUSTACEANS, DARK SPOTS, HERRING, KINGDOM ANIMALIA, KRILL, LARGHA, LIGHT GRAY, MAMMALIA, NARROW SNOUT, PHOCA, PHOCIDAE, POLLOCK, SHORT FLIPPERS, SILVER COAT, SMALL BODY Big Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Spring Bee BEE, BIRD, BLOSSOM, CHERRY, FLOWER, GRASS, KITTEN, PUPPY, RABBIT, RAIN, SHOWER, SPRING, SUNNY, TREE Easy Forward Only
Swimming with Dolphins Find the following words about swimming with Dolphins BAHAMAS, BOTTLENOSE, CALIFORNIA, CETACEANS, COMMUNICATION, DOLPHIN, FLORIDA, HANDS, HAPPY, HAWAII, LIFEJACKET, MAMMALS, SUNSCREEN, SWIMMING, SWIMSUIT, TEETH, WARMBLOODED Teenage Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Swordfish ANGLER, ANNIHILATION, BLUISH, BROADBILL, CATCH, COLOSSAL, DOMINANT, DORSAL, DRIFT NETS, ELONGATION, FACTOID, FIERCE, FIN, FISHERMAN, FOOD, GAME, GRILLED, HUNT, KILOGRAMS, LARGE, LURE, MARINE, MERCURY, METERS, MUSCLE, OCEAN, POUNDS, POWER, PREDATOR, PRIZE, PURPLISH, PURSUIT, QUARRY, RANGE, REGULATE, SCALELESS, SILVERY, SNOUT, SPECIES, SPEED, SWORDFISH, TAXIDERMY, TRAWL, WEIGHT, XIPHILDAE Very Difficult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
The Arctic Wolf ALPHA MALE, BARKING, BREED, CANINE, CARIBOU, CAVE, CLAN, CONSERVATION, CROUCH, DEN, DOMAIN, DOMINANCE, FIGHTING, HACKLES, HARES, HIERARCHY, HOWL, HUMMOCKS, ISOLATED, LAKE SUPERIOR, MATES, MUSK OXEN, PACK, PLAY, POSTURES, PREY, PUPS, RAIDERS, ROCK, SHED, SMOOTHFURRED, SPEED, STARK WHITE, TRACKS, TUNDRA, WAGGING, WOODS Adult Forward, Backward, Diagonal
The Barn Owl BARN, BATS, BIRDS, BUILDINGS, CHIMNEYS, DIET, FEMALE, FIELDS, HABITAT, HEART SHAPED, INSECTS, MALE, MEADOWS, MICE, MONOGAMOUS, RURAL, SHREWS, SKUNKS, TREES, VOLES, WINGSPAN Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
The Vulture Words go forward only BALD, DINNER, DULL, EAT, EYE, FEEL, GROWING, HEAD, LESSON, MEAL, NECK, RARELY, REASON, THINNER, VULTURE Easy Forward Only
Things to do with a Dog ABOUT, AGAINST, AROUND, BACKPACK, BALLOON, BASEBALL, BOW WOW, BOWL, BUNNY, CACTUS, CATCH, CLOCK, COLLAR, COSTUME, COUCH, DRESSER, FACE, FOLLOWS, FRAME, FRIEND, HAPPY, HEAD, HEART, IMAGINATION, LAMP, LAP, LEG, LICKS, OUTSIDE, OVER, PET, PICTURE, PLAYS, RAINBOW, REMOTE, RUBS, RUFF, SEES, SLEEPS, SLIPPERS, SNAKE, SPIDER, TAIL, TALK, THINK, TOOTHBRUSH, WAGS, WATCHES, WHEN, YOUR Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal
Threatened or Endangered Species FLORIDA LEAFWING, FLORIDA PANTHER, GREEN TURLE, HAWKSBILL TURTLE, LOGGERHEAD TURTLE, PIPING PLOVER, ROSEATE TERN, WOOD STORK Older Children Forward, Backward, Diagonal

 
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