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In this word search worksheet, 2nd graders find the name of 9 cookie types hidden in a circular shaped puzzle. They find the words that are found in a word box at the top of the page which include oatmeal, molasses, pumpkin, and gingerbread.
In this sight words activity worksheet, learners use the 35 clues and word bank to identify the words needed to complete the crossword puzzle.
For this awareness of career choice worksheet, learners find 42 careers in a word search puzzle. The careers span a range of skill and education levels.
In this energy crossword worksheet, students read 36 clues pertaining to energy conservation. Students fit their answers in a crossword puzzle. There is no word bank.
Discover the joy and excitement of improving your math fluency through four different puzzles. Combine those with 25 different ways to represent numbers and you have hours of enjoyment that can be fun outside of the classroom as well.
First graders practice identifying simple geometric shapes. As a class, they discuss positional words and review the words for simple shapes and their characteristics. They work together to create their own puzzle using the shapes.
Students cooperatively complete a puzzle. In this lesson on working with a group, students must work together with their classmates to assemble a puzzle. The first group to complete their puzzle wins.
Students explore world geography by identifying the continents on Earth. In this continental drift lesson, students examine a worksheet which uses the world continents as puzzle pieces to create the single land called "Pangea." Students complete a crossword puzzle using vocabulary terms associated with the Alfred Wegener.
Students work out a teacher created writer's puzzle. They cut and piece the puzzle back together based on the designated paragraphs.
Fifth graders visit Early Huguenot Street which showcases several examples of architecture and design from before 1720. They, in groups, record information on specific houses, arrange the information in a puzzle format and present it to the class.
Students watch a demonstration on how to create a puzzle quilt. Using different fabric combinations, they use each block design twice to create the illusion that each block is unique. They are to determine which blocks are the same in one of their classmates quilts.
Students define tikkun olam and discuss how they participate in it. They work together to create illustrations for the opportunities associated with tikkun olam. They copy the illustrations onto large puzzle pieces and then complete the puzzle.
For this crossword puzzle worksheet, students read the clues to find the 32 sight words that complete the crossword puzzle. Students may use the word bank for help.
In this sight word activity, students complete a crossword puzzle using a set of 29 clues given at the bottom of the page. Answers are included.
For this quilting crossword worksheet, learners solve the puzzle using a set of 16 clues about quilting given at the bottom of the page.
Take a creative approach to division using this "cereal box puzzle" lesson. The idea is clear: learners examine division number sentences with missing numbers, all of which have nine as either the quotient or divisor. Then, they notice patterns which allow them to use multiplication to figure out the numbers, arriving at the connection between division and multiplication. However, the puzzle, which you can project, is not fully compatible with procedures. Adjust to fit your class needs.
Students participate in a computer based activity about Cardinal directions and create a Cardinal direction puzzle for classmates.
In this science instructional activity, students identify and locate various vocabulary terms related to the sciences in the word search. Then they write each on the corresponding line to the right of the puzzle.
Get to know the mascots for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics with this fun, cooperative art activity. Start by introducing the new mascots and comparing them with those form previous years. Consider using a Venn diagram to record comparisons and discuss ideas for why these particular mascots were chosen. Then break the class into small groups, asking each to accurately color the mascot you assign them. These pictures will then be cut into puzzle pieces and given to other groups to reassemble. Use this lesson to teach descriptive language, inviting individuals to write short, illustrative paragraphs about a mascot of their choosing.
No one can deny the relationship between addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. However, it's not always easy for learners to see the connection between basic operations. Help your class by providing them with an entire packet that includes skills practice as well as puzzle activities that will help them see how each of the four operations are related.