fresh food anagrams puzzle

7 printable anagrams puzzles

Anagrams puzzles

Free printable anagrams puzzle worksheets. Here we have anagrams of sports, food, jobs and occupations, animals, and countries. These activities are a fun way to reinforce vocabulary and can be used as in-class activities or homework assignments.

Most of these puzzles are quite challenging and are suitable for intermediate level learners and above. Check out the solutions at the bottom of to page to make sure your students are familiar with all the words before you start.

If your class has trouble with one or more of the anagrams, give them some clues. You can say how many words the answer is, what the first letter is, or give a description of the answer.

For lower-level classes, these sheets work well as group or whole class activities. You can also make a game writing the numbers on the board and letting students come and write the solutions when they find them. Award points to the team or student when they do so.

The first worksheet above of fresh food anagrams contains names of fruit and vegetables.

What is an anagram?

An anagram is a word, phrase or sentence that is formed by using all the letters of a different one. For example, “god” is an anagram of “dog”, or He likes cats” can be rearranged into “castle sheik”.

Some of the anagrams here are quite silly but that is all part of the fun!

Animal anagrams puzzle with pictures

This anagrams puzzle is fairly easy and is suitable for beginners. It is a little different in that the clues are jumbled or scrambled words. There are also pictures to help which the students can number once they have found the solutions.

Anagrams puzzles solutions

Fresh food anagrams
  1. Pineapple
  2. Cauliflower
  3. Potatoes
  4. Green Beans
  5. Asparagus
  6. Strawberries
  7. Watermelon
  8. Nectarine
  9. Mushrooms
  10. Passionfruit
  11. Beetroot
  12. Spinach
  13. Raspberries
  14. Cabbage
  15. Cucumber
  16. Chili Pepper
  17. Artichoke
  18. Tomatoes
  19. Radish
  20. Broccoli
  21. Apricot
  22. Dragonfruit
  23. Grapefruit
  24. Pumpkin
Sports anagrams
  1. Roller Skating
  2. Badminton
  3. Taekwondo
  4. Basketball
  5. Table Tennis
  6. Skateboarding
  7. Sumo Wrestling
  8. Scuba Diving
  9. Gymnastics
  10. Weight lifting
  11. Water Skiing
  12. Rock Climbing
  13. Ice Hockey
  14. Canoeing
  15. Baseball
  16. Beach Volleyball
  17. American Football
  18. Mountain Biking
  19. Archery
  20. Snorkeling
  21. Windsurfing
  22. Aerobics
  23. Horse Racing
  24. Marathon
Countries anagrams
  1. South Africa
  2. Colombia
  3. Indonesia
  4. Phillipines
  5. Singapore
  6. United Kingdom
  7. Australia
  8. Madagascar
  9. South Korea
  10. Romania
  11. Cambodia
  12. Mongolia
  13. Netherlands
  14. Switzerland
  15. Thailand
  16. Sri Lanka
  17. Argentina
  18. Afghanistan
  19. Bulgaria
  20. Costa Rica
  21. Somalia
  22. Portugal
  23. Pakistan
  24. Bangladesh
Animal anagrams puzzle with pictures

This one is simple but here are the answers just in case you need them –

1 frog, 2 octopus, 3 horse, 4 elephant, 5 sloth, 6 snake, 7 camel, 8 stingray, 9 sheep, 10 eagle, 11 spider, 12 wolf, 13 turtle, 14 chicken, 15 butterfly, 16 toucan, 17 snail, 18 starfish, 19 cheetah, 20 flamingo, 21 shark, 22 gorilla.

Animal anagrams
  1. Leopard
  2. Insect
  3. Hares
  4. Stingray
  5. Racoon
  6. Lobster
  7. Tuna
  8. Spider
  9. Rats
  10. Poodle
  11. Dingo
  12. Seahorse
  13. Parrot
  14. Goat
  15. Snake
  16. Ape
  17. Sardine
  18. Trout
  19. Snail
  20. Lamb
  21. Hornet
  22. Cobra
  23. Wasp
  24. Badger
Animal anagrams 2
  1. Hippopotamus
  2. Crocodile
  3. Chameleon
  4. Rattlesnake
  5. Tortoise
  6. Kangaroo
  7. Blue Whale
  8. Clownfish
  9. Grasshopper
  10. Scorpion
  11. Orangutan
  12. Dragonfly
  13. Caterpillar
  14. Pirahna
  15. Ladybird
  16. Leopard
  17. Chimpanzee
  18. Centipede
  19. Butterfly
  20. Polar Bear
  21. Tarantula
  22. Rhinoceros
  23. Water Buffalo
  24. Salamander
Job anagrams
  1. Carpenter
  2. Receptionist
  3. Electrician
  4. Hairdresser
  5. Flight Attendant
  6. Painter
  7. Musician
  8. Photographer
  9. Actress
  10. Firefighter
  11. Magician
  12. Librarian
  13. Teacher
  14. Scientist
  15. Architect
  16. Police Officer
  17. Cashier
  18. Mechanic
  19. Bus Driver
  20. Gardener
  21. Waitress
  22. Astronaut
  23. Fisherman
  24. Football Player
Further activity

Once your class has finished one of the worksheets, get them to create their own anagrams. This is a great opportunity to go back over textbooks and revise previously learnt vocabulary.

A good way to do this is to set your class up in pairs or small teams to create anagrams. Once they are ready, let them challenge the rest of the class with their puzzle creations.

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