Thanksgiving Word Search

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Scholars search through a crossword puzzle to locate a variety of words related to Thanksgiving. Either online or on paper, players highlight or circle their findings. Words disappear from a list after they've been located.  

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • If computers are not readily available, make a class set of copies to have on hand for early finishers 
  • Have participants record their scores to see if they've improved
  • Have the link bookmarked on classroom devices during the month of November, read aloud a Thanksgiving story, then direct pupils to complete a puzzle 
Classroom Considerations
  • Thanksgiving occurs the last Thursday of November 
  • The paper puzzle requires highlighters or another writing tool to mark words 
  • Two grids are available—one small, one large—to better fit the needs of learners 
  • The game is available online and for print
  • Fun sound effects play when a word is found 
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