How to create a crossword puzzle for your students

In the final week of the semester I usually put together a ‘festive quiz’ for my students using Kahoot! ( or PowerPoint. However, this year I thought I would try something a little different by creating a crossword puzzle.

The crossword is intended as a fun task students can complete in their own time. In addition, it also ‘pulls together’ some of the material taught on my Market Research module. One way to use the crossword is as a form of flipped approach. Students complete the puzzle in their own time, you can then go through the questions and answers during your online or in-person synchronous class.

To create the crossword puzzle I used Canva. If you’re not familiar with Canva, it’s a wonderful graphic-design tool website that uses a simple drag and drop format. You can learn more about Canva by clicking on the link below.

Once you’ve registered with Canva, on the Home Page enter ‘crossword’ in the search box. This will bring up a number of crossword templates. You can then choose the template you want to use and start adapting the colour and content to your choosing.

Here’s my finished crossword puzzle. I’ll post the answers in the next couple of weeks!