This set of free printable Earth Day Word Search puzzles is full of words associated with the environment and ecology and a great way to celebrate Earth Day on April 22. There are eight different word searches of varying difficulty in this set which means the whole family can join in the word fun!
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Earth Day Word Search
Word search puzzles are fun for kids and adults alike, and these Earth Day word searches are a great starting point to talk about environmental issues with your kids.
Use this years theme (Restore Our Earth™ for 2021) to discuss issues such as deforestation, pollution, and climate change. Talk about ways you can help – maybe picking up litter in your neighborhood, planting a tree, recycling at home, or simply going for a walk in nature.
What is Earth Day?
Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EarthDay.org including 1 billion people in more than 193 countries.Wikipedia
I have created eight different word searches of varying difficulty (they are color-coded) using words and phrases associated with snowman as described below:
- In the three easy word search puzzles (green), 10 single words appear horizontally and vertically and forwards only.
- In the three medium word search puzzles (blue), 15-20 single words and two-word phrases appear horizontally, vertically, and diagonally and forwards only.
- In the two hard word search puzzles (brown), 30-40 single words and two-word phrases appear forwards and backward and in all directions – horizontally, vertically, and diagonally.
Also included is the answer sheets to all the puzzles should you have trouble finding all of the words/phrases.
How To Solve A Word Search
A list of words is hidden in a grid of jumbled up letters.
You must search through the grid to find the words, crossing them off the list as you go.
Words appear in a straight, unbroken line. Two-word clues, such as “EARTH DAY” will be unbroken and appear as “EARTHDAY” in the grid without a space in between the words.
Depending on the difficulty level of the puzzle, words may appear forwards, backwards, horizontally, vertically, and/or diagonally. The directions for each puzzle are included on the printable.
Words may also cross paths or overlap (especially in more difficult levels).
You can use a pen or pencil to circle around or cross out the words as they are found.
A highlighter pen is best for children as the letters can still be clearly seen (useful when words cross paths on the grid).
As you find the words, cross them off the list so that you can keep track.
Puzzles like this Earth Day word search are fab for those with a competitive nature! Whether it is by yourself and trying to solve the puzzle against a timer, or with other people to see who can find all the words first.
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- Printables are available in two paper sizes – A4 and US Letter (8.5″ x 11″). Download the size that is appropriate for your printer.
Benefits of Word Searches
Word searches are great brain training puzzles for people of all ages.
They are fun to do and they have some great benefits including:
- Developing word recognition
- Developing pattern recognition
- Encourage problem-solving
- Increasing vocabulary
- Improving spelling
- Helping to boost memory and brain development
More Word Search Printables
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- Free Printable Remembrance Day Word Searches
- 3 Free Printable 4th of July Word Search Puzzles
- Mardi Gras Word Search – Free Printable Activity
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