Spring Crossword Worksheet

Name : ________________ Date : ________________

Solve the following crossword puzzle.

1                                      2                             3                       
                                                                                            
             4                                  5                                       
                                      2                                                 6  
4                                                                                            
                                                                           7               
             5                                                                               
                                                                                              
                                    6                                                         
7                                                                                            
                                                                                          
                        8                                                              
                                           8                                                  
                                                                                          
9                                                                                             

 

ACROSS

1. Any of various insects of the order Lepidoptera, characteristically having slender bodies, knobbed antennae, and four broad, usually colorful wings.
2. An expanse of ground, such as a lawn, covered with grass or similar plants.
3. Any of the class Aves of warm-blooded, egg-laying, feathered vertebrates with forelimbs modified to form wings.
4. The flower of a plant.
5. The round or oval female reproductive body of various animals, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, and insects, consisting usually of an embryo surrounded by nutrient material and a protective covering.
6. An arc of spectral colors, usually identified as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, that appears in the sky opposite the sun as a result of the refractive dispersion of sunlight in drops of rain or mist.
7. Any of several bulbous plants of the genus Tulipa, native chiefly to Asia and widely cultivated for their showy, variously colored flowers.
8. A small pool of water, especially rainwater.
9. A device for protection from the weather consisting of a collapsible, usually circular canopy mounted on a central rod.

   

DOWN

1. A game played with a bat and ball by two opposing teams of nine players, each team playing alternately in the field and at bat, the players at bat having to run a course of four bases laid out in a diamond pattern in order to score.
2. Any of numerous tailless, aquatic, semiaquatic, or terrestrial amphibians of the order Anura and especially of the family Ranidae, characteristically having a smooth moist skin, webbed feet, and long hind legs adapted for leaping.
3. Any of several winged, hairy-bodied, usually stinging insects of the superfamily Apoidea in the order Hymenoptera, including both solitary and social species and characterized by sucking and chewing mouthparts for gathering nectar and pollen.
4. The reproductive structure of some seed-bearing plants, characteristically having either specialized male or female organs or both male and female organs, such as stamens and a pistil, enclosed in an outer envelope of petals and sepals.
5. Any of various bulbous plants of the genus Narcissus, especially N. pseudonarcissus, having showy, usually yellow flowers with a trumpet-shaped central corona.
6. Any of various long-eared, short-tailed, burrowing mammals of the family Leporidae, as the commonly domesticated Old World species Oryctolagus cuniculus or the cottontail.
7. A brief fall of precipitation, such as rain, hail, or sleet.
8. A light framework covered with cloth, plastic, or paper, designed to be flown in the wind at the end of a long string.