If you read last month’s January Word Search Puzzle Packet post, you know that I created a set of monthly word search packets in 2017 for my then-6-year-old daughter that couldn’t get enough word searches!
The word search puzzles were quite dated and needed a fresh face lift. Make sure you check back each month as I publish these lovely updated sets!
✅ Browse through all of the word search puzzles here at Mama’s Learning Corner! Not only will you find monthly themes, but also phonics work such as short vowels and long vowels. More topics include holiday themes and U.S. States.
✅ Don’t miss: Groundhog Day Activities!
February Word Search Packet
This was part of the original post from way back in 2017:
While we don’t cover each of these themes in our own homeschool, I like the fact that these word searches expose my 6-year-old to different ideas and holidays.
For example, Mardi Gras isn’t something we don’t often talk about in our home (it just doesn’t come up!), but this word search is a neat way to expose her to vocabulary associated with the holiday.
Since my girl is such a beginning reader, I always go over each one of the words with her. That also gives us an opportunity to talk about words with which she is not familiar.
Each word in the search can be found horizontally, vertically, or diagonally from left to right.
Each word search puzzle includes 12 words, and there are 10 word search puzzles total.
✅ Browse through all of the word search puzzles here at Mama’s Learning Corner!
You’ll find the following topics in this Word Search packet for February:
♥ Groundhog Day
♥ George Washington – America’s first president in honor of President’s Day
♥ Abraham Lincoln – America’s 16th president in honor of President’s Day
♥ Valentine’s Day
♥ Leap Year
♥ Black History Month – Includes last names of famous Black Americans
♥ All About Teeth! – February is National Children’s Dental Health Month
♥ Mardi Gras
♥ Super Bowl Time!
♥ Yummy Hot Chocolate
Also included is an answer key.
Why Word Search Puzzles for Kids?
Are word searches just busy work for kids? I say absolutely not!
Yes, they are fun pages, but word searches can be packed with learning.
Here are a few suggestions:
- These word searches are grouped by theme. Choose a ‘theme for the day’ or have a ‘Fun Friday Theme’ each week. Talk about the theme – read a book, watch an educational You Tube video, and go over each vocabulary word. Ensure your children know what each word means and can use it appropriately in a sentence.
- Do your students need phonics help? Choose a few words from the word bank in the puzzle and focus on a particular phonics concept. For example, choose to work on vowel teams, silent letters (such as a silent k or g), consonant blends, tricky spelling concepts, or types of syllables. The opportunities for phonics mastery are endless here.
Need help with teaching spelling? Take a look at How I Teach Spelling in Our Homeschool
- Use this as a brainstorming activity. After reviewing the vocabulary words together on your chosen puzzle page, brainstorm other words that could be included. Make a list on the board and add to it throughout the day or week.
- Need penmanship practice? Have your child write the vocabulary words – in print or cursive – in their best penmanship.
Need more handwriting resources? Hop over to my handwriting and copywork section to find a variety of helps.
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