Category Archives: Crossword for Children

Crossword on Animals

Just like any child, my daughter too has all her interest and enthusiasm reserved for anything new and this excitement always lasts at least for a few days.  So,  tapping into her (and mine too!) excitement, here is one more crossword that I prepared an hour back:




I have missed out writing the clue for 2 ‘Across’ in the first photo.


As I started browsing through a crossword on the Singapore local newspaper, ‘Tabla’, my daughter asked me what a crossword is. As I started explaining about it to her, a whole lot of memories came back to me. How I used to like solving the crosswords and puzzles in our favourite childhood magazine, ‘Gokulam’, with my sister and cousins and how I used to try forming my own crosswords during 7th standard or so. I never got around to forming full crosswords or never went beyond solving simple crosswords. But these very memories brought back with it a strong urge to form a crossword for my daughter and within a few minutes, I had it ready!

As I took the box of colour pencils to colour the boxes, I impulsively reached for my childhood favourite colour combination of pink and purple and got the puzzle ready for my daughter. She too happily completed it in a few minutes and was so happy doing it. I am planning to prepare a lot more puzzles for her from now on.

Here’s the crossword:


The solution: