Offline Icebreakers | Puzzles for Teaching HTML

CC-BY-SA by Mozilla, ginger coons, Mark Lesser, Thomas Park and Karen Smith

30 minutes

Explore web literacy skills with these puzzle-like activities designed to engage participants with offline learning about the web.

Activity 3 of 6

Read and Participate on the Web

21st Century Skills

Collaboration Communication Problem-solving

Web Literacy Skills


Learning Objectives

  • Learn how HTML tags function.
  • Explore "webmaking 101" tags and website components.
  • Explore the markup of text as a component of site architecture and the Web Literacy Map.
  • Solve an HTML puzzle dealing with search syntax.


  • 13+
  • Beginner web users


  • Cards labeled with opening and closing HTML tags for common elements like p, h1, and img.