Keep your kids entertained on their birthdays with this fun and free birthday word scramble game! This fun game is cute, easy, low-prep and educational making it a fun challenge for kids.
Free Birthday Word Scramble Printable
Boy am I excited to share a fun birthday themed game with you today. I really loved making this one and I hope you’ll love it as much as I do.
If you are a frequent reader of This Tiny Blue House, then you know that we take great pride in coming up with unique and fun ideas for children’s birthday celebrations.
From frugal tips for hosting a fun party and indoor game ideas including printable games like birthday bingo, pin the nose on the clown, birthday charades or even word puzzles like a classic wordsearch we love sharing fun ideas and free resources for making a child’s birthday extra special.
So, we are thrilled to add a free birthday word scramble to our collection of fun activities for birthday parties.
This colorful birthday themed word scramble is a a fun choice as a birthday party game, at playdates, during sleepovers, in the classroom or even at a family game night in honor of the birthday boy or girl.
Continue reading to get more information about how this birthday game works and how to snatch up your free pdf file via our instant download link before you go.
Free Birthday Word Scramble Game
A printable birthday party word scramble is so much fun.
In our free birthday word scramble, party guests are required to unscramble a variety of different birthday-related words to complete the game.
Kids won’t have trouble finding words related to birthdays like “celebration,” “presents,” “cake,” “decorations,” “pinata,” and “games.”
Our puzzle offers up 12 birthday-themed words that kids need to unscramble in order to complete it.
Our free birthday word scramble printable is designed to be a simple and low-prep activity. It’s ready to go right after you download it so it makes for a fun last minute birthday themed activity too!
It’s also a great educational activity that helps kids practice their spelling and even adds an element of competition to any birthday party or sleepover.
How To Play
To play, give each player a copy of our free birthday word scramble printable and a writing tool of your choice.
Players are then expected to unscramble 12 birthday themed words and write the actual word in the blank space provided on the free birthday word scramble game sheet.
The first person to unscramble all their birthday themed words wins!
Playing our free birthday word scramble is always a lot of fun all by itself.
But, if you’re looking to add another layer of excitement, here are some interesting game tips and alternatives that’ll instantly boost the fun.
Play in teams
If you are playing with especially young children you may want to opt for a team challenge instead.
In this version of the game, each team gets one copy of the free birthday word scramble and the first team to unscramble all the words wins!
Use a timer
Give each person their own word scramble sheet and set a timer (we love this timer with a buzzer) for 5 minutes.
Once time is up, whoever has finished solving all their words first wins.
Adjust the time based on the skill level and ages of your players. Younger kids will need more time to play.
Make the game more exciting by offering small game prizes to the winners.
Prizes don’t have to be expensive, even fun trinkets or a pack of balloons can do the trick.
Assign points for each word unscrambled and whichever player has the highest number of points by the end of the game is declared the winner.
You can opt to give 4 letter words 4 points, 5 letter words 5 points , 6 letter words 6 points and so on.
Our free birthday word scramble printable is a low fuss and low prep activity that comes together in just a few minutes.
Here are a few supplies we recommend to make your birthday scramble fun and successful.
- Printer: Print out one copy of our free printable per child. We always recommend printing out a few extra copies just in case.
- Paper: Any kind of paper will do but we always recommend super thick cardstock for durability and a more sturdy game sheet.
- Writing tools: Pencils, pens or markers in bright colors will be needed for each player.
- Prizes: small prizes for party games are a fun way to reward winners.
- Timer with a buzzer: This is optional but it adds an extra layer of excitement to the game.
Download & Print Instructions
Our free birthday word scramble game is a 2 page instant download in PDF format.
For best results we suggest printing our game cards and sheets in color on standard letter size 8.5 x 11 double thick cardstock paper.
To download simply click on the instant download link below to start your downland.
Once the PDF file has opened select print from the file menu and your word scramble game will be ready to play in minutes!
DOWNLOAD LINK: free birthday word scramble – PDF File
Our free Birthday word scramble is a cute, easy, low-prep, educational and fun indoor activity for kids.
It’s perfect for any type of birthday celebration or family game night in honor of the birthday boy or girl.
We hope you enjoy playing this free printable birthday themed word scramble as much as we do!
Have fun playing this classic birthday party game with friends and family.
May the luckiest scrambler win! Good luck and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have any other birthday free printables?
We sure do. We have a large collection of free birthday party games that we think make great additions to a variety of different birthday celebrations.
Do I have to print this birthday word scramble in color?
All our printable word scrambles are created using fun and vibrant colors. As a result, we highly suggest printing our free happy birthday word scramble activity cards in color.
If you don’t have access to a color printer at home you can always head to a local print shop to get this activity printed in color. But, printing in black and white works fine too if need be.
What are the age requirements to play this game?
This English language game was created with kids in mind.
Having said that children should be at least 5 years old to understand the concept and be able to solve the words.
The game can also be adapted for older children especially if you add a timer, assign points or give out prizes.
If you are playing with children of a variety of ages we suggest splitting them into teams with older kids supervising and helping the younger ones.
Can I use this free birthday word scramble in my classroom?
Yes! All our word scrambles make a great addition to classrooms and lesson plans.
Does this word game come with an answer key?
Yes, our downloadable PDF file contains two pages. With your instant download you’ll get a free birthday word scramble game and an answer sheet to help make scoring and game verification easy.
Can I modify the free birthday word scramble?
Do I have to use the timer?
The timer is totally optional but adds an extra layer of excitement and fun! We always recommend incorporating a timer into the game especially if you’re playing with younger kids since it keeps them motivated and competitive.
We love this timer with with a buzzer available via Amazon.
Are there any other tips or tricks to make the game more successful?
We recommend giving each player a few minutes to familiarize themselves with the word scramble before you start the timer.
This gives them enough time to read and get familiar with the words before they have to start unscrambling them.
Giving out party game prizes is also a great way to reward players for their hard work and keep them motivated. Small prizes like pencils, stickers or candy are good incentives to have kids stick with the activity until they finish it.
Finally, make sure you’re using thick cardstock when printing out your game sheets. This will ensure that the game cards stay sturdy and resistant during playtime. Happy playing!
Even More Birthday Ideas We Love
- Word search: a classic word search made with birthday-themed words.
- Birthday bingo: a quick and easy DIY bingo game kids love (most popular birthday game)
- Birthday charades: a fun twist on an old classic party games that kids love
- Pin the nose on the clown: a twist on the classic pin the tail on the donkey
- Birthday countdown: get kids excited about their birthday with this adorable birthday countdown
That’s it! Now you are ready to play our free printable birthday word scramble game. Have fun! We hope your guests have a blast and that you get lots of laughs. If you love this game, we’d love to hear about it in the comments section down below.