Sunday, September 4, 2016

DIY WORD SEARCH: Practice Sight Words & Word Building (Practical Mondays #26)

Word Search are fun, however the ones we’ve come across are for older kids. So my 4.5 can find the 2-3 small words but disappointing leaves out the rest. So I made a few myself! Realised it takes only minutes to make. The best part is it can be customised according to what your child is currently learning. Fun way to practise sight words, short vowel and long vowel words! 

  1. Make a list of words that your kid is currently learning. Add them in the Boxes - vertically and horizontally, and diagonally if your kid is already familiar and comfortable with it
  2. Fill the rest of the boxes with random alphabets. Voila! You're ready to play!

(Pssst! If you aren't into making one but are keen on getting customised puzzles, make one online on Puzzle Maker - Enter your words, number of lines etc and print out the result!)

Practical Mom: DIY WORD SEARCH FOR PRESCHOOLERS to Practice Sight Words & Word Building

Love his concentration!

Sunday morning solving puzzles next to mom on the couch :)
Practical Mom: DIY WORD SEARCH FOR PRESCHOOLERS to Practice Sight Words & Word Building

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You’ve heard of Sudoko and you’ve heard of Scrabble, but have you ever heard of Sumoko? 
Excellent for kids practising addition & division!

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  1. How simple - that's great. It would be good for travel too....

  2. I've used the word search puzzle idea for alleviating the boredom of an annual report -- also for a missions emphasis week at church. Making a puzzle of key ideas from our church year's educational ministries -- or the names and countries of our missionaries.

    1. that's the best part, you can customise according to whichever theme you want! Thanks Michele:)

  3. I used to use that Discovery puzzlemaker site all the time in my classroom - they're so much fun to do! I love your idea for making them by hand, too!

  4. I love the sight word self-made puzzle! I tutor children that are of the primary-age and are heavy into sight words. This is great and thanks for the online puzzlemaker link. Thanks!

  5. So simple but effective! I always read your posts and leave feeling so inspired! I'll have to try making one of these for Miss Tot tomorrow. Thanks for sharing x #fartglitter

  6. Such a cute word search idea. I once found a computer program that generated them for me when I was teaching. It was such a fun way for my third graders to practice their spelling words.

  7. My mum used to do this for me when I was little, and I loved it!! I'll definitely be doing this for my children when they're older-very effective yet nice and simple!!