Horse enthusiasts can pass the time in any setting with fun, challenging horse activities. All you have to do is click on the image of each free, printable activity sheet to download and print it. Directions and additional activities for each worksheet are included, as well.
Horse Code Activity
Do you enjoy funny jokes and cracking codes? If so, test your skills to see if you can break the horseshoe code and decipher the answers to a few fun horse jokes! Kids ages 5 and up can match each symbol with its corresponding letter to complete four hilarious horse jokes. The entire worksheet should take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete. If you run into trouble accessing the activity pages, consult this guide to printables.
Follow these instructions to crack the code:
- Start with the first blank line. Look at the symbol above it, then find that symbol in the horse code.
- Write the letter that corresponds with that symbol on the blank line.
- Repeat for all blank lines until you have a completed answer.
- Repeat these steps for all the jokes.
Now that you've learned a new secret language, see how you can use it to communicate with others.
- Make up your own horse code. Choose another horse-related image or combine several to create your own code. Draw your new symbol(s) next to the correct blank spaces for each joke answer.
- Write your own jokes, then use the horse code to create a new challenge for a friend. They can use the horseshoe code provided to find the answer to your joke.
- Send a picture of the code to a friend and see if you can communicate with each other using Horse Code.
Use your logic skills to place the horse-related images in their correct spots on each of the three blank sudoku-inspired grids in this printable. Kids ages 6 and up who love a challenge or teens or adults looking for a fun puzzle can likely complete these horse sudoku grids in 20 to 30 minutes each.
The printable has three puzzles of varying difficulty levels. The three-by-three puzzle is the easiest, while the four-by-four and five-by-five grids present more of a challenge.
- Cut out the images provided on the last two pages of the printable.
- For each puzzle, set or glue the appropriate images into each square on the grid. Remember, each image can only appear once per row and once per column.
- For the easy puzzle, you'll only need the horseshoe, saddle, and horse images.
- For the medium puzzle, you'll only need the horseshoe, saddle, horse, and boot images.
- For the hard puzzle, you'll need all the images used for the other puzzles and the apples.
Keep the fun going all day long when you use the activity sheet for other fun puzzles and challenges.
- Instead of gluing the images onto the grids, set them in their spots so you can reuse the grid. Find and cut out other horse-related images to see if you can fit them into the puzzle, too.
- Get the most mileage from your printouts by using the blank grids to complete standard sudoku puzzles first. For the three-by-three grid, you can use the numbers 1, 2, and 3 or the letters A, B, and C.
- Challenge yourself to find as many correct solutions as possible, since there can be more than one.
- Use the grid to draw a picture of your favorite kind of horse. Print a photo and cut it to the same size as the entire grid. Draw the same size grid on your photo. Start drawing on a blank grid one square at a time by copying the matching square on your photo.
Horse Word Search
Doing a word search can be a great way to keep your brain sharp, and one that uses equine terms is fantastic fun for horse lovers. Discover some new words while having fun alone or with a friend. Children over the age of 5 can try their hand at the beginner search, while older children and adults will enjoy the worksheet listed as "challenging."
There are two word search grids based on difficulty level. Print out your preferred puzzle and grab a pencil or pen to get started.
- The words listed in the word bank are hidden within the grid.
- Beginning with the first word, or the word of your choice, scan the grid from left to right, looking for the word's first letter.
- Once you've found the first letter, look around it to locate the second letter and so on until you've located the entire word.
- Remember, words can be forward, backward, upward, downward, or even diagonal.
- Circle the word and repeat with all the listed words.
Even after you've completed one or both horse word searches, you can still continue the fun! Try these additional activities with your completed word search.
- Create a story using the words you found. Use your imagination! Your horse could come from another planet or even live in your backyard. Write the story out or recite it to a friend or family member.
- Are there any other words hiding in the grid? Discover what other terms you can find in the word search.
- Look up the meaning of each word. Depending on which puzzle you complete, the terms could describe a certain horse life stage, breed, or anatomical structure.
Horse Anatomy Worksheet
Horse bodies are very different from humans' bodies. Any student or adult interested in horses can benefit from learning about their unique anatomy. Use these printable horse worksheets for schoolwork or pure enjoyment.
The free download includes an image with basic horse anatomy as well as a worksheet with more advanced anatomical structures. Have fun while testing your horse knowledge.
- Use the list of body parts in the word bank to label the horse.
- Choose a term and review the image of the horse to identify which body part the word is referring to.
- Place the word in the box pointing to the body part and repeat until you've used all the terms.
- For an extra challenge, cover the terms in the word bank and see if you can label the parts from memory!
While quizzing yourself with body parts can be fun, these worksheets also contain even more horse activities.
- Once you've labeled each structure, this activity sheet can double as a coloring page! Grab some markers, crayons, or colored pencils, and turn your horse into a work of art.
- Learn more about each part of the horse. What do they use the part for? How is it different from the part on your body?
While word puzzles can be fun and educational, number games are equally entertaining. And yes, they can be horse-focused! A connect-the-dot activity is an entertaining way for children to practice counting. They're also great enjoyment for teenagers and adults. Each can take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the level.
Each drawing is listed with its difficulty level (beginner, challenging) and may be suited for children ages 6 and up or older children and adults.
- Begin with your pencil on the dot next to the number 1.
- Look ahead to find the number 2, then draw a line between the numbers.
- Repeat this process, moving from 2 to 3, then 4, and so on, until you complete the entire picture!
The fun doesn't stop when you've connected all the dots. This horse activity worksheet can be used for other great challenges.
- Use your knowledge from the anatomy activity to label the parts of the horse. Draw lines to each part of their body or anatomical structure.
- Cut the figure of the horse out and use it as a paper doll. Cut out a paper saddle or clothing to place on the horse to dress them up. Take this horse along with you on adventures around your home or outside.
- Create your own connect-the-dot on the back of the sheet or a separate paper. Do this by drawing a light outline of a horse (or another favorite animal!) in pencil, then use a pen or marker to create dots along the outline. Erase the pencil, number the dots, then pass the activity along to a friend or complete it yourself!