Looking for educator lesson plan ideas for Fourth of July? Here is a word search puzzle that challenges the brain while making learning fun without kids even knowing it!
To complete the activity, students need to locate 20 words hidden in the grid. Brainstorming ideas for words before hand is a good strategy to use. This activates prior knowledge and gets the brain ready for the activity.
Other ideas for lesson plan activities:
l. create a model for some of the words in the list
2. put the words in alphabetical order
3. have students create a report using: who, what, when, where and how
Word search puzzle is available in both PDF and Google apps versions. Puzzle supports distance, hybrid and in-person classroom. Puzzle also supports homeschooling and tutoring.
Solve the puzzle
-locate the 20 words hidden in the grid
-trace the letter paths
-letter paths travel horizontally, vertically and diagonally in all 8 directions
-record the words in the space below the grid
This variation on word searches further extends students' problem solving strategies as they work through steps to complete the puzzle.