This giant crossword puzzle from What’s That Word? A Fun Way to Build Vocabulary makes a fun group activity. The puzzle is printed on 18″ x 24″ paper — big enough for everyone in the room to see. The solution is included on a separate sheet. Great for your classroom, break room, or family room!
The title of each puzzle hints at its theme. The “For the Good of the Order” giant crossword has 21 clues that are all about the common good. Great ice-breaker for student government, groups that need to form consensus, political science classes, parliamentarians, or meetings where group productivity is encouraged.
Although the giant crossword puzzles come from the pages of What’s That Word? they can each be used independently as a stand-alone activity. Used with the vocabulary workbook, the crossword puzzles make great warm-ups. They can also be used in the place of tests, or to reinforce vocabulary words.