word laddersDLTK's Crafts for Kids
Valentine's Day Word Ladders

Contributed by Leanne Guenther

Lewis Carroll, the writer of Alice in Wonderland, invented this word game.  It's a terrific exercise for grade school children -- fun and educational!

A word ladder puzzle begins with two words - one at the top of the ladder and one at the bottom.  To solve the puzzle one must find a chain of other words to link the two -- each word differing by only one letter.
 

Instructions:

Craft Templates:

Puzzle 1:  Blue to Pink (winter blues to Valentine's Day pink)

Word Ladder template - hard        color   or    B&W

Word Ladder template - medium  color   or    B&W

Word Ladder template - easy        color   or    B&W

answer key    answers

 

Puzzle 2:  Gift to Love

Word Ladder template - hard        color   or    B&W

Word Ladder template - medium  color   or    B&W

Word Ladder template - easy        color   or    B&W

answer key    answers

 

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