Monday, May 7, 2012

Make Your Own Word Search

I have always loved word search puzzles.  When my daughter started bringing them home from Kindergarten I was so excited that she seemed to like them as much as I do. 

The word searches she brings home from Kindergarten contain sight words that she has learned.  I thought it would be fun to make her a personalized word search puzzle that contained her own name and other family member names along with site words that she knew.

I Googled "make your own word search" and came across this website.  It was the best one I found because you can choose how many letters you want in each column and row and you can also choose to overlap words or not overlap words.

I wish I would have gotten a picture of Nutty's reaction when she realized that her first, middle and last name were in her puzzle!  She thought it was the coolest thing in the world!
Making your own word search puzzle is a great way of teaching your children their sight words and building their confidence.  Personalizing them with their own name and family member names is even more fun!

Other ideas for personalized word search puzzles include:

  • Birthday party activity--make a word search using words from the party's theme or the names of guests at the party
  • Include a word search in a card to Grandma and Grandpa and put in the children's and grandchildren's names
  • Baby shower or wedding shower activity--include the couple's names, suggested baby names, where the couple met, and wedding/baby shower themed words

Do your kids like word search puzzles?  What would you do with a personalized puzzle?

We did not receive any compensation for writing this post. Discovery Education is simply a fun website that we decided to share with our readers.

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea! I have a kindergartner too...he would love this! Thanks for sharing!
    I'm stopping in from SITS Spring Fling! So glad to find your blog!


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