Magic Squares – Family Vocab Puzzle

Here is a puzzle I made for practicing/reinforcing family vocabulary. It is based on an activity my district purchased from TPT (unfortunately I cannot find the original source to give credit), but I changed it around to fit my vocabulary better, and also to be all in Spanish. You could also make a puzzle matching Spanish to English, or matching the beginning and end of a sentence (credit to Martina Bex for that idea in her Cinco de Mayo unit).


1. Cut apart the squares to make 12 pieces.

2. Match the description to the family member.

Activity link:

Pardon my handwriting…I usually type everything but I didn’t want to spend 3 hours figuring out how to format text going in different directions.  There is a template available for purchase on TPT here.


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2 Responses to Magic Squares – Family Vocab Puzzle

  1. Rita in Oregon says:

    These puzzles are called tarsias and there is a free online program that creates them.

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