Top 10 new & free puzzle downloads in TPT in October 2019

I’ll be listing here 10 new free puzzle resources from Teachers Pay Teachers. Grade level is mostly from upper elementary to middle school, so there is no kindergarten/preschool resources in this list. Most of them are very recent, but there might be slightly older resources among these to make it full 10. List is ordered by grade level.

Word Search Activity – “Autumn Words” – Fall – Grades 3-4
The title (which is in fact longer) says it all
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Weekly-Freebie-25-Word-Search-Activity-Autumn-Words-Fall-Grades-3-4-4902027

Animal picture puzzle task cards (3-5)
Find a value for each (cute!) animal
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Animal-Picture-Puzzle-Task-Cards-1-3561827

Halloween Word Search Puzzles (3-7)
Yes, it’s October and I’m sure you are already filled with pumpkins, but I got one Halloween relater resource for you
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Halloween-Word-Search-Puzzles-4922065

Word search puzzles Canada (grades 3-8)
Three word search puzzles about cities, mountains and rivers in Canada. Answer key is also included and if you want to, you can colour the flag on the cover page!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Word-search-puzzles-Canada-Freebie-4908569

La Fecha (4-12)
Spanish cross wordpuzzle
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/La-Fecha-4921404

Pirate math polar buried treasure (grades 6-8)
Title mentions math, I’d say you also need some skills in English language, especially about common phrases. But looks interesting!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Pirate-Math-Chapter-3-Polar-Buried-Treasure-FREE-4758584

Introduction to Fiber Optics (Grades 6-11)
I’m always a fan when something more specialised comes along, such as this introduction to fiber optics. Same seller had other similar products too, but I’m only listing one per seller here.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Introduction-to-Fiber-Optics-4902695

Pirates & Cannibals logic puzzle (7-12)
This is listed under computer science, but it’s purely logic puzzle. I think you could use it with slightly younger students.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Pirates-Cannibals-4926895

Logigramme (Grades 9-12)
Logic puzzle in French! It says grades 9-12 but I think it would suit for younger students too, if they have some basic French vocabulary already.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Logigramme-Joyeux-Anniversaire-3513058

Common polyatomic word search tile letter pattern (11-higher education)
I have to admit that I didn’t quite get the concept on first read but hey, this was for smart people! I’m looking forward to see what he produces next.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/COMMON-POLYATOMIC-Word-Search-TILE-LETTER-PATTERN-4908972

Enjoy these and other free resources!

The future of this blog

It may seem that I’ve forgotten all about it, but that’s not the case. The thing is that I got bit exited about Teachers pay teachers and have been planning some new materials there. Something to support math teachers (as you know, math is my only true love) but also for teaching geography. When possible, I’m incorporating two things in the same material. Some examples:

Skakespeare & order of operations where you practise calculating basic operations and become familiar with names of all Shakespeare plays (list of plays is from britannica.com).

Powers and cities of the world Here tasks are relatively simple powers, and words to find are some of the greatest cities of the world and related countries. These are mainly by population but I’ve done some editing and tried to pick more cities from different areas and left some Chinese mega cities out, as they are numerous.

I have also created many word search puzzles and grouped them by themes such as geographical areas. Some names contain extra characters, like é and I have generally included those characters (with some rare exceptions).

In math, I have focused on much practise, and those practise sheets often contain several hundred basic tasks with answers.

I’d like to ask you what kind of material you would like to use, but to be honest my spam filter isn’t working properly and it may take some time for me to find your suggestions. You can also contact me via Twitter or TPT private message.

Let’s hear from you!