Jumble Puzzles with Basketballs and Books

By David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek | July 11th, 2022

The scrambled word game for kids and adults

Black child and adult playing puzzle game for Jumble puzzles. Photo by Chayantorn Tongmorn, Dreamstime

Play this week’s Jumble mental games and giggles, with basketballs and books. Unscramble the words and the humorous bonus answer. Start with the Jumble for Kids as a warm-up – or share the challenge with a favorite youngster.

Build your brain

Mental exercises and games, like the Jumble puzzles, can expand vocabulary, strengthen word recall, improve working memory, and keep your brain in tip-top shape, throughout life. You can actively work to strengthen your mind by learning new languages and skills, practicing long-held skills, gaining new knowledge, and engaging your brain in many other ways.

This week's Jumble puzzle for kids, in the week of basketballs and books


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Classic Jumble puzzle, basketball court pun for surprise answer


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Jumble for Kids Answers





Surprise puzzle answer

The caterpillar that learned to read was a – BOOKWORM

Classic Jumble Answers





Surprise puzzle answer

He sank the winning three-point shot in front of – SCORES OF PEOPLE



Much more than just the Jumble brain teaser game

For mental fitness and fun, from basketballs to books and more, BoomerMagazine.com presents Boomer Brain Games for baby boomers, a regularly updated mix of puzzles and quizzes to stimulate your mind and your sense of joy. We offer classic games such as Jumble and Boggle, a cartoon caption contest, and crossword puzzles and trivia quizzes with a hearty dose of baby boomer pop culture.

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