A word search puzzle provides a hands-on activity for children that is both enjoyable and educational. Creating a kid’s Christmas word search puzzle is an excellent holiday activity. This type of word puzzle is easy to understand. Just supply players with a list of Christmas-related words that are hidden within an arrangement of random letters. To solve the puzzle, players must search out and circle the hidden holiday-related words.
Come up with a list of 10 Christmas- or holiday-related words. These words should vary in length from the obvious “Christmas” or “nativity” to shorter words such as “magi” or “noel.”
Start at the lower right hand corner of the graph paper and count up 6 squares from the bottom of the paper. Now count over 4 squares from the right side of the paper. Mark the square that this point represents with a faint penciled dot. Repeat this process starting in the lower left hand corner of the paper.
Start at the upper right hand corner of the graph paper and count down 4 squares from the top. Now count over 4 squares from the right side of the paper. Mark the square that this point represents with a faint penciled dot. Repeat this process starting in the upper left hand corner.
Use the ruler to draw puzzle boundaries on the sheet of graph paper by connecting these four pencil dots.
Copy the 10 Christmas-related words at the bottom of the page. This will serve as a reference for the child who is solving the puzzle.
Write the 10 Christmas related words in various places within the boundaries that you drew on the graph. Place one letter per square. The words can be written horizontally, vertically, diagonally, and even backwards.
Fill in the other squares with random letters to complete the puzzle.