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Title Subject Instructions / Description Puzzle Words Word Direction
Old Testament Books of the Bible Bible Books of the Bible found in the old testament AMOS, CHRONICLES, DANIEL, DEUTERONOMY, ECCLESIASTES, ESTHER, EXODUS, EZEKIEL, EZRA, GENESIS, HABAKKUK, HAGGAI, HOSEA, ISAIAH, JEREMIAH, JOB, JOEL, JONAH, JOSHUA, JUDGES, KINGS, LAMENTATIONS, LEVITICUS, MALACHI, MICAH, NAHUM, NEHEMIAH, NUMBERS, OBADIAH, PROVERBS, PSALMS, RUTH, SAMUEL, SONG OF SOLOMON, ZECHARIAH, ZEPHANIAH Forward and Backward
A Plot Against Paul Bible Stories Find the words about The plot Against Paul in Rome ACTIONS, ACTS, FOOD, JERUSALEM, LEADERS, NEPHEW, PAUL, PLOT, PRISON, ROMAN Forward and Backward
Short vowel A words 1st Grade ANT, AX, BAG, CAN, FAN, GAS, MAN, PAN, RAN, TAG, VAN, WAX Forward and Backward
The Country Home and Family Circle things that you would find out in the country APPLE, BARN, CAT, COUNTRY, COW, CROPS, DOG, FARM HOUSE, FARMER BROWN, FARMER DEB, FENCE, FURIOUS, HAG, HARVEST, IGGY PIG, IMPATIENT, PLANT, PLOW, RICE, TRACTOR, ULTIMATUM, VEGETABLE GOAT Forward, Backward, Diagonal
High frequency words Spelling Lists AFRAID, AGAIN, ANY, BEAR, BOTH, BUILD, FOLLOW, GONE, HARD, HUNGRY, IDEA, MOST, OLD, OR, PIECE, SHOE, START, TALL, TURN, UNDER, VERY, WANT, WATER, WEAR Forward and Backward
Obey God Bible ACTS, FIVE, GOD, MEN, MUST, OBEY, RATHER, THAN, TWENTYFIVE, WE Forward and Backward
Rosa Parks History ARRESTED, BLACK, BOYCOTT, BUS, CIVIL, HUSBAND, LEADER, MOTHER, ROSA PARKS, SEAMSTRESS, SEGREGATION, VIRGINIA Forward and Backward
A IS FOR AFRO Books Below is a list of words found throughout this book. The words listed are hidden FORWARD and BACKWARD. AFRO, APPLE, BABA, BABY, BIRD, BOX, BOY, BRIDGE, BROTHER, CAR, CHAIR, CORNROW, CREAM, CROWN, DOG, DRUM, EARTH, ELEPHANT, FARM, FATHER, FISH, FLY, GAME, GIRL, GUITAR, HAND, HEAD, HOME, HORSE, HOT, HOUSE, ICE, IGLOO, IRIS, JIGSAW, JUMP, KANGAROO, KITE, KWANZAA, LAMP, LIGHT, MAMA, MONEY, NUT, OVEN, PLAYS, ROPE, SISTER, TOP Forward and Backward
FREAKY FRIENDS Books find the words from the story of freaky friends. Good Luck! FANTASTIC, FLOATING, FLUTTER, POTIONS, REPAIRED, STARTLED, STOMPING, TRIPPED, WHISKERS, WHIZZED Forward and Backward
Spelling Words ICE Spelling Lists x DICE, ICE, INTO, MICE, NICE, OUR, PRICE, RICE, SLICE, TWICE, YOU Forward and Backward
Spelling Words ide Spelling Lists BRIDE, EAT, GLIDE, HIDE, NOW, OUT, RIDE, SIDE, SLIDE, WIDE Forward and Backward
Deuteronomy 4-6 Bible BIBLE, COMMANDMENTS, FAMILIES, GOD, HEART, HOLY, JESUS, LORD, LOVE, MIND, SOUL, STRENGTH Forward and Backward
Spelling Words eep 1st Grade BEEP, DEEP, KEEP, PRETTY, RAN, RIDE, SHEEP, SLEEP, SWEEP, WEEP Forward and Backward
Numbers, Days, Colors, and Us Other BIKE, BLUE, EIGHT, FIVE, FOR, FOUR, FRIDAY, LIKE, ME, MONDAY, NINE, NO, ONE, OUR, RED, SAID, SATURDAY, SEVEN, SIX, SUNDAY, TEN, THREE, THURSDAY, TOO, TUESDAY, TWO, WEDNESDAY, WHITE, YES, YOU Forward and Backward
Elisha helps a widow Bible Stories ELISHA, GOD, HELPS, JARS, OIL, OWE, PANS, POOR, POTS, SONS, VESSEL, WIDOW Forward and Backward
Jesus at the Temple as a Child Bible Stories AMAZING, BETHLEHEM, BIBLE, JESUS, JOSEPH, MARY, NEW, SCHOLARS, TEACHERS, TEMPLE, TESTAMENT, TWELVE Forward and Backward
The Fox and the Crow Books BEAK, BIRDS, BLACK, CHEESE, CROW, FEATHERS, FELL, FOOLED, FORGOT, FOX, HAPPY, HELD, HELLO, HUNGRY, LICKED, LIPS, LOOKED, LUNCH, MOUTH, NICE, OPENED, PIECE, PRETTY, QUEEN, SHINY, SING, SLY, SMARTS, STRONG, THANK YOU, TIGHTLY, TRICKY, VOICE Forward and Backward
GE and Y sounds Spelling Lists AGE, BEVERAGE, BIRTHDAY, BUNNY, CABBAGE, CAGE, CANDY, CRUMMY, DIRTY, DONKEY, EDGE, FAMILY, FIFTY, FIRST, FORTY, GEL, GEM, GENERAL, GENTLY, GROUCHY, GRUMPY, HAPPY, HONEY, HUNGRY, LARGE, MESSAGE, PACKAGE, PAGE, PARTY, PLENTY, PORRIDGE, PRETTY, RAINY, SECOND, SLEEPY, SNOWY, STAGE, STICKY, STORAGE, SUNNY, SWEETS, TASTY, THIRD, TINY, TRICKY, TUMMY, TWENTY, WINDY Forward and Backward
Letter a words short Spelling Lists Short a sound ABACUS, ACTOR, AFRICA, ANIMALS, ANT, APPLE, ASTRONAUT, ATLANTA, ATTIC, AXE Forward and Backward
Letter e words Spelling Lists Short e sound EAR, EARRING, EARTH, EGG, ELBOW, ELEPHANT, ELEVATOR, ELF, ENTER, EXCERCISE Forward and Backward
The United States of America United States ALABAMA, ALASKA, ARKANSAS, CALIFORNIA, COLORADO, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, HAWAII, IDAHO, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KANSAS, KENTUCKY, LOUISIANA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSISSIPPI, MISSOURI, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEVADA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW MEXICO, NEW YORK, NORTH CAROLINA, NORTH DAKOTA, OHIO, OKLAHOMA, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA, SOUTH DAKOTA, TENNESSEE, TEXAS, UTAH, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WASHINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, WYOMING Forward Only
Computer Programing Languages Technology ADA, ALGOL, ASSEMBLY, BASIC, COBOL, DELPHI, FORTRAN, JAVA, LABVIEW, LOGO, PASCAL, PERL, PHP, PYTHON, SMALLTALK, VISUAL C Forward and Backward
SUMMER FUN! Summer BARBEQUE, BASEBALL, BICYCLE, BOOKS, CAMP, FISHING, FRIENDS, GAMES, HIKE, ICECREAM, LEMONADE, LIBRARY, MOVIES, PAINT, PARK, PETS, PICNIC, POPSICLE, READING, SANDBOX, SKATE, SNACKS, STARS, SWIM, VACATION Forward and Backward
Vegetables Food CAULIFLOWER, CORN, EGGPLANT, LADYFINGER, ONION, PEAS, POTATO, PUMPKIN, TOMATO Forward and Backward
Forces Physics DRAGGING, FALLING, FORCES, GRAVITY, JOGGING, PULLING, PUSHING, RUNNING, SLIDING, THROWING, WALKING, WIND Forward and Backward
Economy Other ASSET, BANK, BARTER, BUDGET, CAPITALISM, COMMON WEALTH, CONSUMPTION, CURRENCY, DEFLATION, EXCHANGE RATE, FREE TRADE, IMF, INFLATION, LABOR, MARKET, MONOPOLY, STOCK, SUBSIDY, TAX, WTO Forward and Backward
A Day at the Zoo Recreation AFRICAN, ANTARTICA, ASIAN, BEARS, BLOWHOLE, BUSHES, CAVE, CHILDREN, CLAPPING, CLIMBING, CURIOUS, DIRECTIONS, DIVING, DOLPHINS, DRINKING, EATING, ELEPHANTS, FAST, FENCE, FLIPPERS, FUN, GIRAFFES, GRASS, HAPPY, HIBERNATE, HOOFS, IGLOO, LEAVES, LEFT, LOOK, MONKEYS, PENGUINS, PLACE, RIGHT, RUNNING, SEALS, SIGNS, SLEEPING, SPOTS, STAGE, STRIPES, SWIMMING, TALL, TODAY, TREES, TRUNK, TUSKS, WATER, ZEBRAS, ZOO Forward and Backward
Genesis Bible ABEL, ADAM, BIBLE, CAIN, DAYS, EVE, FRUIT, GENESIS, GOD, MEAT, SERPENT, SEVEN, VEGETABLES, WORLD Forward and Backward
Numbers One to Five Math FIVE, FOUR, ONE, THREE, TWO Forward and Backward
Pentecost Religion Can you find the words about Pentecost? BARLEY, BOLD, DATES, DISCIPLES, FIGS, FIRE, GOLD, GRAPES, HOLY SPIRIT, JERUSALEM, LANGUAGES, OLIVES, OXEN, PENTECOST, POMEGRANATES, PRAYER, SAVED, SILVER, TORAH, WHEAT Forward and Backward
Bats Animals BATS, CAVES, CLAWS, CLEAN, ECHOLOCATION, FLY, MAMMAL, NOCTURNAL, ROOST, TREE Forward Only
E Words 1st Grade BED, END, FELL, JET, LEG, MEN, NECK, STEP, THEN, YES Forward and Backward
M Words Spelling Lists MAKE, MAN, MAP, MINE, MINT, MOM, MONKEY, MOOM, MOOSE, MOP, MOUSE, MUD, MULE Forward and Backward
Spelling Words 2nd Grade BATH, BIRD, DARK, FARMER, GIRL, HARD, MIGHT, NURSE, RIGHT, SHORE, SQUIRT, START, STOR, THEN, THIRD, THIS, TURN, VERB, WERE, WITH Forward and Backward
Animals Animals BIRD, CAMEL, CROCODILE, DEER, DOG, DUCK, ELEPHANT, GIRAFFE, GOOSE, HEDGEHOG, HIPPO, LIZARD, MONKEY, MOUSE, SEAL, SHEEP, SNARK, SQUIRREL, WHALE, WOLF Forward and Backward
Your Body Body ADDUCTOR MUSCLES, BICEPS BRACHII, BRACHIORADIALIS, DELTOID, HEART, ILIOPSOAS, PECTORALIS MAJOR, PERONEUS LONGUS, RECTUS ABDOMINIS, ROTATOR CUFF Forward and Backward
ow Sounding Words 2nd Grade BLOWN, CLOUD, CROWN, DROWN, FLOWN, FOUND, FOWL, GROWL, GROWN, OWL, PLOW, PROWL, ROUND, ROW, SHOUT, SNOW, SOUTH, THROWN Forward and Backward
Books of the New Testament Bible Find the books of the New Testament ACT, APOSTLE, COLOSSIAN, CORINTHIAN, EPHESIAN, GALATIAN, JOHN, LUKE, MARK, MATTHEW, PHILIPPIAN, ROMAN, THESSALONIAN Forward Only
World War I History ALLIES, AUSTRIAHUNGARY, CENTRALPOWERS, DIE, FRANCE, GENERAL, GERMANY, GREATBRITAIN, RUSSIA, SOLDIER, TRENCHEWARFARE, TRIPLEALLIANCE, TRIPLEENTENTE, WORLDWARI Forward and Backward
SHEPHERDS, SHEEP, AND ANGELS Christmas ANGELS, BABY, FEAR, FIELD, FLOCK, GLORY, HEAVENS, JESUS, JOSEPH, LORD, MANGER, MARY, MULTITUDE, NIGHT, PEACE, SAVIOR, SHEEP, SHEPHERDS, SHINED, SIGN, SKY, STAFF, STARS, WATCHING, WRAPPED Forward and Backward
Skeletal System Health ALL, AND, ARE, BE, EAT, FOR, GET, HER, HOW, MAKE, ME, SHE, THAT, THE, YOU Forward and Backward
Family Home and Family BEARD, BEAUTY SPOT, BLACK, BLOND, BROWN, CHEEK, CHIN, COLOUR, CURLY, DIMPLES, EARS, EYES, FACE, FEATURES, FRECKLES, GLASSES, GREY, HAIR, HEAD, LENGTH, LIPS, LONG, MOUSTACHE, MOUTH, NOSE, OVAL, PARTICULAR, PARTS, RED, ROUND, SHAPE, SHORT, SHOULDER, SQUARE, STRAIGHT, STYLE, TRIANGULAR, WAVY, WHITE Forward, Backward, Diagonal
New Mexico History New Mexico CAPITAL, COLONY, CONQUER, CORONADO, EMPIRE, EXPEDITION, GOVERNOR, MAINLAND, MISSION, NEW MEXICO, PADRE, PUEBLO, REVOLT, RIO GRANDE, SANTA FE, SPAIN Forward and Backward
Classification of Living Things Biology ALGAE, ANIMAL, BACTERIA, CILIA, CLASSIFY, DECOMPOSE, FLAGELLA, FUNGUS, KINGDOM, MONERAN, ORGANISM, PARASITE, PLANT, PROTIST, PROTOZOAN, PSEUDOPOD Forward and Backward
Weather Other CLOUDY, COLD, FOGGY, HOT, RAINING, SNOWING, SUNNY, WINDY Forward and Backward
Winter Camp Other BLUE, CLOUDY, COLD, FRIDAY, GREEN, HOT, MONDAY, ONE, ORANGE, RED, SATURDAY, SNOWING, SUNNY, TEN, THREE, TUESDAY, TWELVE, TWO, WEDNESDAY, YELLOW Forward and Backward
Everyday Use Books ALICE WALKER, BUTTER CHURN, CHITLINS, COLLARDS, DEE, EVERYDAY USE, FIRE, HAKIM A BARBER, HOUSE, MAGGIE, MOTHER, PORK, QUILTS, SISTER, SUNGLASSES, THE COLOR PURPLE, WANGERO Forward Only
Countries, Nationalities, and Languages World Geography ALGERIA, ARABIC, CANADIAN, CHINESE, CYPRUS, CZECH REPUBLIC, DUTCH, EGYPT, FRANCE, FRENCH, GREECE, GREEK, INDIA, IRAN, IRAQ, ITALIAN, JAPAN, KOREA, MEXICAN, MEXICO, NETHERLANDS, PERSIAN, PORTUGESE, SCOTTISH, SPAIN, SPANISH, SWISS, TURKISH, UNITED KINGDOM Forward and Backward
HOMOPHONES 2nd Grade BUY, BY, FOR, FOUR, HOUR, KNEW, KNOW, NEW, NO, ONE, OUR, RIGHT, SEA, SEE, SEW, SO, THEIR, THERE, THREW, THROUGH, TO, TOO, TWO, WON, WOOD, WOULD, WRITE Forward and Backward
Colors of the Rainbow and More Art APRICOT, AQUA, BEIGE, BLACK, BLUE, BRONZE, BROWN, BURGUNDY, CHARCOAL, COFFEE, CRIMSON, DENIM, ECRU, EMERALD, FUCHSIA, GOLD, GRAY, GREEN, INDIGO, IVORY, KHAKI, LILAC, MAGENTA, MAROON, MUSTARD, OLIVE, ORANGE, PEACH, PINK, PURPLE, RED, RUBY, SCARLET, SILVER, TAN, TEAL, VIOLET, WHITE, YELLOW Forward and Backward

 
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