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SPOOKTACULAR Halloween Puzzles (Printable)

Posted October 30, 2014 By Puzzle Mom
Happy Halloween









Did you know there are about a gazillion Halloween jokes out there?   Truly!  I did a Google search for my cryptograms, and I don’t know – maybe I was just caught up in the Halloween spirit.  Or maybe it’s from lack of sleep and too much caffeine.  But seriously?  I was ROLLING on the floor in the middle of the night!


Halloween Joke 1



Admit it!  That’s pretty funny, right?

Well, in true puzzling spirit, if you want to hear more stinkin’ spookalisciously funny jokes, check out these Halloween Puzzles – printable and free to download and use…any time of the year!


Halloween Word Search Printable for kids


Halloween Crossword Puzzles for Kids


Halloween Cryptograms for kids

Click here  to learn how we code our cryptogram puzzles for beginners and make Decoder Wheel.  Decoder Wheel is not necessary, but it’s more fun to solve the puzzles this way.

  • Halloween Cryptogram #1 – beginner.  A little spooky, a little creepy, and a whole lot of funny! Enjoy these fun Halloween puzzles.
  • Halloween Cryptogram #2 – beginner.  I couldn’t resist. There are just TOO MANY hilarious Halloween jokes to pass up. This won’t be the last Halloween-themed cryptogram, I tell you.
  • Halloween Cryptogram #3 – intermediate.  It’s TERRIFYING how funny I find these Halloween jokes!
  • Halloween Cryptogram #4 – intermediate.  Please stop me now, or I just might DIE from laughing!




And now that you have the kiddos pre-occupied with these puzzles, can I tempt you with these devilishly amazing Chocolate Muffins! Honestly, I’ve tried many recipes and these are by far TO DIE FOR!


Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe


2 cups all-purpose flourChoc Muffin
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup chocolate chips



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, 3/4 cup chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and baking soda in a large bowl. Whisk egg, yogurt, milk, and vegetable oil in another bowl until smooth; pour into chocolate mixture and stir until batter is just blended. Fill prepared muffin cups 3/4 full and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.




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The Birth of Puzzle Mom

Posted July 31, 2014 By Puzzle Mom

Lou's Family

Hi!  My name is Puzzle Mom (also known as Lou-Ellen in my spare time) and I have a confession to make…I am a puzzle junkie.

I love all kinds of puzzles, riddles, brain teasers, or toys that you have to figure out.  Basically anything that requires me having to solve something or having to put something together.

My first love was word searches – what kid doesn’t love that, right?  It’s like Hide-n-Seek, but with words on paper.   But these days, my real love is logic puzzles.   You know the kind where you only get four or five clues and you have to match up who belongs to what, like which person has what pet and what day of the week they visited the vet (as an example).  Yeah, those are great!  I don’t know why, but the more twisted my brain gets, the more I enjoy it.  There’s also the number puzzles such as sudoku or kenken (whoever invented these are genius).  I just LOVE these and can spend hours doing puzzle after puzzle.

What is Kids Puzzles Online?

Well, I have two awesome kids (an 11-year-old and an 8-year-old) who are pretty “normal” – you know, obsessed with Minecraft, Clash of Clans and Cooking Mama – but, they also happen to enjoy puzzles and crazy challenging toys.   The problem is, when I started looking online to find some worksheets to print off (in order to pry them away from the screen for a bit), I had to do quite a bit of digging around to find decent puzzles.   And even when I did find these sites, they weren’t regularly maintained, so once I got all the puzzles from that site, I would have to go searching further to find new ones.   Which was kinda annoying considering there are always puzzle pages in every newspaper and most magazines, and they even have apps with daily puzzles.  But, there’s nothing really like that for kids.   So I thought I would create a kids puzzle zone that had fresh content, everything in one place so you don’t have to keep searching, and somewhere that kids of all ages would want to come to and encourage their love for puzzle fun.

There’s also a bunch of cool challenging toys I wanted to share with you as well, so I’ll put them here for some great gift ideas – you know, as an alternative to an iTunes gift card :)  And just to keep it real, I’ll even try to get reviews from real kids, okay?

Well, that’s the goal anyway.   Some of my fondest memories growing up were doing puzzles as a family.  At the end of the day, I want to try and share as much as I can with you so that we can create some fun memories with our kids together – puzzle fun!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you and the kidsters enjoy the site!

Happy puzzling,





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