Printable Hansel and Gretel Activities for Kids

Printable Hansel and Gretel Activities

These printable Hansel and Gretel activities are fun pages for any child who likes the classic fairy tale story. There are printable Hansel and Gretel coloring pages words searches, word scrambles, mazes, cryptograms and more. You may also want to read the Grimm Brothers' version of the Hansel and Gretel story. It's basically the same as the version we are all familiar with, but you'll notice a few differences.

The printable Hansel and Gretel activities are suitables for kids of varying ages. Yoing children will enjoy the mazes and coloring pages. Older children will like the challenging word puzzles. Print some of these fairy tale worksheets for your own kids or for a class at school. They're fun and educational.

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Hansel and Gretel Word Search Puzzles

Each of our Hansel and Gretel word searches has 20 words about the fairy tale to find in a 15x15 letter grid. Once you've circled all the letters from each word, the remaining letters contain a sentence about Hansel and Gretel. Just read the letters starting at the top and reading left to right to find out what it says.

Hansel and Gretel: Part 1, the beginning of the story
Hansel and Gretel: Part 2, the rest of the story
Fairy Tales Word Search: Common themes and character types in fairy tales.

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Hansel and Gretel Maze

This Hansel and Gretel maze is a traditional style of maze with walls and false paths along the way. What makes it really special is that it is shaped like the witch's candy cottage. It's beautifully designed and a fun worksheet for kids.

Help Hansel find Gretel by going thru the candy cottage maze

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Hansel and Gretel Coloring Pages

Hansel and Gretel coloring pictures are a wonderful activity for kids who enjoy coloring. There are a variety of pictures taken directly from the story. We also have a terrific selection of other fairy tale coloring pictures for you kids. They're wonderfully fun.

Gretel picking lollipops from witch's yard
Hansel at candy cottage taking some candy
Witch takes Hansel and Gretel to the candy cottage
The witch cages Hansel to fatten him up
... More Fairy Tale Coloring Pages

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Fairy Tale Word Scramble Puzzles

The fairy tale word scrambles are 4 per page. Each puzzle is based on the fairy tale in the title and each word unscrambles to a word that matches the fairy tale. The final word in each word scramble puzzle uses the circled letters from the other four words above it.

Hansel & Gretel, Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, 3 Little Pigs
Little Red Riding Hood, Fairy Tale Character Types, Fairy Tale Character Traits, Fairy Tale Places

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Hansel and Gretel Cryptogram Puzzles

Cryptogram puzzles use letter substitutions to create the puzzles. For example all A's may be replaced with Q's, all B's with R's, etc. With cryptogram puzzles, whole sentences or even paragraphs are encrypted. Each printable cryptogram puzzle uses a different letter substitution encryption. There is 1 puzzle page with 3 cryptogram puzzles and a solution page.

3 Hansel and Gretel Cryptogram Puzzles:
Hansel and Gretel Cryptogram Puzzle Solutions

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Hansel and Gretel Crypto-Families Puzzles

Crypto-families are lists of words that are encrypted by letter substitutions. For example all A's may be replaced with Q's, all B's with R's, etc. Each family of words uses a different letter substitution encryption. There are puzzle pages and a solution page. One puzzle page has 4 lists, but no clues to the words other than the title. The second puzzle page has three crypto-families and a list of all the words from the three lists (in alphabetical order). This will be easier for younger kids who may find the encryption difficult to solve.

4 Crypto-Families: The Story, More of the Story, The Candy Cottage, Fairy Tale Troubles
3 Crypto-Families with Word List: The Story, More of the Story, The Candy Cottage
Crypto-Families Solutions: Solutions to all 4 families of words

Hansel and Gretel Boggle Pages

Boggle is the classic word game where you try to find as many words in the grid of letters as you can. The person with the most and/or longest unique words in their list wins the boggle game. For more details on how to play boggle: Boggle Word Game Instructions
4x4 Hansel and Gretel Boggle Page
5x5 Hansel and Gretel Boggle Page

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The fairy tale printables based on the Hansel and Gretel story are fun and educational for kids who love fairy tales. Parents can print these fairy tale worksheet pages for their kids at home, or teachers can print them out for a fun addition to their lesson plans at school. The counting worksheets maze design makes learning to count more fun for kids. They're a wonderful teaching tool.

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