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Free Puzzles, Games and Activities for Fall

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Looking for free puzzles and games with themes related to changing leaves, bountiful harvests and the various holidays celebrated throughout the fall season? If so, I hope you enjoy these. Happy puzzling!

Autumn Puzzles For Kids is the place to start for easy, themed crosswords, jigsaw puzzles, word search games, mazes, dot-to-dots, hidden picture puzzles and other puzzle games for younger solvers. Most of these puzzles can be printed for classroom solving.

Older solvers can also find a wealth of free puzzle games to play at About Puzzles. We've got a number of quizzes, jigsaw games and word search puzzles in large print for those whose vision isn't what it used to be.

Word Search Puzzles

If you like word searches, try the Autumn Word Search for a themed word game of medium difficulty. Autumn is apple harvesting time, the Forbidden Fruit Word Search looks at many of the different varieties found around the world. Sports buffs might enjoy the Autumn Sports Word Search.

Jigsaw Puzzles

If you prefer piecing together jigsaw puzzles, you'll find many autumn jigsaw puzzles to play online at Jigidi and Jigsaw Planet, eventually. Here are some of my favorites.

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Perhaps you're interested in Shopping for Autumn Jigsaw Puzzles? The colorful scenes in these seasonal jigsaw puzzles depict the changing leaves, bountiful harvests and other subjects associated with the fall season. These puzzles have 500 to 1500 and are meant for ages 12 and up.

A popular family activity in the fall season is to go out and wander through one of the many corn mazes across North America. There are corn mazes within reach of most people. Consult this index of corn mazes to find a place near you.

Autumn Holiday Puzzles

The autumn season is a time of numerous harvest festivals and religious observances. Below you'll find all manner of puzzles that put the spotlight on some of the most popular autumn celebrations.

Rosh Hashanah is a movable feast observed on the first two days of the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar, which falls on Sept. 29 in 2011. Play the Rosh Hashanah Word Search and find the hidden words related to the Jewish New Year.

In the United States, the second Monday in October is designated as Columbus Day. How much do you know about Columbus, his life and historic voyages? Take Columbus Day Trivia Quiz and test your knowledge. Or, play the Columbus Day Word Search and try to find the hidden words associated with the famous European explorer. Print and solve on paper if you prefer.

The highlight of the fall season is, without a doubt, Halloween. To celebrate, we have a variety of Halloween Puzzles that will send chills up your spine! You can puzzle your way through a Halloween crossword puzzle, buff up on your Halloween Trivia, piece together jigsaw games on your computer or try your hand at some Halloween word search puzzles in both English and Spanish.

We also have puzzles and games that focus on autumn holidays and customs found south of the border. From October 31st to November 2, Mexico has the custom of holding its Day of the Dead Celebrations, festive and colorful holiday commemorating lost loved ones. The Day of the Dead Word Search focuses on words related to this unique custom. Also, on November 20 of each year, Mexicans celebrate Revolution Day, commemorating the Mexican Revolution that began in 1910 and lasted for 10 years. One of the leaders of the Revolution was the legendary Pancho Villa, a folk hero who was instrumental in the downfall of the Mexican government. Did you know that Villa was responsible for the first attack on US soil since the War of 1812? Find out more fun facts about this Mexican folk hero in the Pancho Villa Quiz.

Celebrated on November 11, Veterans Day is a time to honor military veterans. Our section on Veterans Day Puzzles for Kids takes a look at this annual celebration with some easy jigsaw puzzles and word games.

For Americans, the last big celebration of the fall season is Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November, when families get together to give thanks for the bountiful harvest and stuff themselves with too much food. (Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving too, but on the second Monday in October - Columbus Day in the US.) While digesting, perhaps you'd like to try a few Thanksgiving Puzzles. You can solve a Thanksgiving crossword, play Thanksgiving word search puzzles in English and Spanish, or test your knowledge of Thanksgiving Trivia.

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