Our popular Crosswords for Kids apps each has 25 crosswords, written with kids aged around 9–12 in mind. These are not dumbed-down kiddie crosswords, but proper crosswords with proper clues. They will run on your iOS device (iPhone, iPod, or iPad). A detailed user guide is available.
These crosswords are of the British ‘quick crossword’ style, with synonym/ definition clues. They have an easier vocabulary and easier clues than our QuickBreak crosswords, and include some popular culture clues (Adventure Time, My Little Pony, Simpsons, and so on). They are also appropriate for adults, especially those who are learning English as a second language.
Crosswords For Kids is entirely customisable, so you can choose the grid, letter, background and highlight colours, as well as five different fonts.
There are also options for an auto zoom function, so you can zoom in on the grid, a timer, hints (type a ?), and visual cues for incorrect letters. These features are especially helpful if you’re just learning how to solve crosswords.
A few reviews
Good app for slightly older kids
My 9 year old has become really interested in crosswords but a lot of the ‘kid’ crossword apps available are targeted at younger users & are too easy. This one fits the bill exactly being a good mix of words that she can answer correctly after having a bit of a think, easy ones and harder ones that challenge her & keep it interesting. —
Smart fun for kids
My son loves having this on his iPod. It is a great entertainment for those boring moments waiting at the doctor’s rooms, car journeys etc. The difficulty is pitched just right for 9 to 12 age group. It even tells you when you have put in a wrong letter. — Snorkel123
This is a great app for children to not only work crossword puzzles, but to learn the mechanics of working them — previous words entered were incorrect, etc. Very well done and appropriate for youngsters. It is presented as a serious crossword puzzle and not a cutesy childish little game, which immediately gives the child a leg-up on a life of crossword solving fun. We purchased this app for our granddaughter and we’re so happy we found it. — Compguy2012