Discover new vocabulary, learn to spell and have fun at the same time. This Seasons Word Search is a super resource if you’re teaching the topic of seasons or if you’re looking for a constructive way for your students to pass some time in class.
Word search activities are full of benefits for students and are a great tool to use in class. They can be used at the start of a topic to introduce new vocabulary and while completing word searches, children will practise their reading and spelling skills. As they search for the words, they will be looking closely and thinking carefully about how the words are spelled.
These types of activities are also a great way to calm and relax children. A fun, quiet activity that requires them to focus is a handy technique to settle them after they return from the playground. You could also use them as lesson starters or a morning starter to prepare them for the lesson/day ahead.
And in addition, we shouldn’t forget that they are also just great fun! So, if you’re looking for activities to use during playtimes or lunchtimes, word searches are a great option. They are fun and constructive, meaning children will be learning and developing while enjoying themselves, too.
This activity features a Seasons Word Search, making it perfect if you’re teaching a topic on seasons. It would also make a great starter to a geography lesson to warm up and remind children of key vocabulary. And, for your convenience, we have also included an answer sheet. This will speed along your marking and make sure your can support your students quickly if they need a little help.
How to use the Seasons Word Search Activity:
- Download, print out and hand the resource to your students.
- Students must then choose a word from the word bank at the bottom of the page.
- They will then search for that word in the grid above.
- Once they have found the word, they can cross it out or colour the squares.
- Remind them to also mark off the word in the word bank below.
Tip: Words are written from left to right, up and down and diagonally. Remind children to look out for this!
Extension Activities and Fun Ideas:
- We have spoken about using the Seasons Word Search at the start of a topic to help students learn new vocabulary. But, how about asking them to create their own word search at the end of a topic. Print out a blank word search grid and ask your students to make a list of all the new vocabulary they have learned throughout the topic. They can then use this list to create their own word search for a classmate. It’s a super way to review and embed their learning.
- You can use word searches to practise weekly spelling words. They make fun homework activities.
- Giant word searches are good fun too. If you have space on the playground, chalk out a grid and recreate the Seasons Word Search. Students can mark off the words they find using chalk or cones. This is a way to add a little more physical activity to their learning.
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