Making a GIANT Halloween Word Search – trust me on this.
Need a fun, easy, somewhat educational spook-tastic activity? You need to make a GIANT Halloween word search. It is basically everything.
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Let’s get this Halloween party started!
Making a Giant Halloween Word Search for my six year old was such a clutch October decision.
It’s fun for him, it’s fun for me, there’s spelling, there’s problem solving: this literally has everything.
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Why should you make a GIANT Halloween word search?
Ok, other than that it’s awesome – this activity is crazy good for our big kids.
This nasty rumor started floating around that big kids can only learn from worksheets and that is ridiculous.
Big kids need just as many hands on activities and this is the perfect example of how whole body learning can be integrated into time with out big kids.
Activities aren’t just meant for the early years.
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How do you make this word search?
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- Kraft paper
- Sharpie marker
- Construction paper (for the answer key)
- Painter’s tape (my favorite tape that’s wall safe)
Quick tips to make a Halloween word search:
This does take a little pre-planning.
Think of your word list first.
To draw mine: I start by setting the 4 edges of the word search and working in from there. First, I make the top row, then the left side, bottom, and ride side.
From there- it’s a matter of slowly and carefully adding in the words.
My last step is adding in all the letters that don’t “go” with a word.
It’s not super complicated once you know the order of operation to make this work.
Guess what? My son CAN NOT read these words.
Nope- most of these words are above his reading level and that’s great!
It means we get to talk about the words he’s finding and he gets to interact with words important to the season.
You don’t need to be able to read a word to find it in a word search.
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What’s my son learning here?
He’s learning tons – thanks for asking!
- Letter and word recognition
- Literacy skills
- Visual discrimination
- Hand-eye coordination
- Spatial awareness
- Arm strength (anytime a child is writing on a vertical surface is a seriously good thing)
Go on – make that word search!
Your big kid is NOT too big for activities – and this one is perfect for Halloween.
Grab your supplies, make a quick word list, you’ve got this!
When will you make a Halloween word search?