Do your kids get magazines? Or do you get them for your classroom? Our friends gave us a subscription a few years ago for a birthday present- what a fun monthly surprise to read and a good way to get engaged with different types of texts! In our last edition there was a word search and the kids wanted to make a giant word search card to go with an Easter gift. What magazines do you get? We’d love to hear your recommendations! Materials Large paper (bristol board or foam board) Markers (We wanted to try out these chalkboard writers, but truthfully they were a bit smudgy!) Letter Stickers Ruler or metre stick Pencil/eraser (For planning) Lined paper (For planning) Smock & tablecloth *Optional Directions We made an optional border on our large piece of paper using the width of the ruler. Make your paper into a grid. We used the width of the ruler, making horizontal rows and vertical columns that intersected. Just make sure your spaces are big enough to fit your chosen stickers! We wrote out our greeting in different colours, but you could hide this within your word search if you like. Plan out the words that you would like to include and list them on a piece of paper. You may need to get an adult to help you confirm the spelling. Put your words into your grid with some horizontal, vertical and diagonal. The kid’s ideas might included: Spring, bunny, celebrate, rabbit, lamb, basket, daffodils, chick, jellybeans, egg, hunt, hop, lily and chocolate. Once you have inserted all your words, fill the additional spaces with your left over stickers in a random manner. Give your card to someone special. You could provide them with the sheet of words to find or not- increasing the complexity of the activity! You might want to tape a special pen or marker to the card for them to do their circling. (We circled one word so the recipient of the card would get the idea!) Purpose Thinking of others Learning vocabulary commonly associated with various holidays or celebrations Safety Notes A smock can be handy in protecting one’s clothes from markers and a plastic table cloth for crafting helps to protect your workspace/table! Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.