Grab the challenge of these related word search puzzles.
The use of word search puzzles is wide and varied. From a 5 minute mental exercise to kill some time whilst waiting for the next train or a rainy day inside with family and the need for a few moments personal space and peace.
Rarely do we see their use in the workplace although they have some good representation in the educational fields.
What can word search puzzles do for adults?
Apart from the obvious benefits, we have highlighted above, here are some additional reasons you should consider using them more.
· They develop contextual vocabulary.
· They support pattern recognition development.
· Provide a contextual break.
· Offer some fun.
· Rewards and sense of achievement.
So when we face a small technical hitch at a workshop or training program at JAMSO (yes, it happens to everyone), then we have some backup tools, one is the use of these simple word search games.
To explore further some research conducted on the power of word games then run through this study conducted in 2010 by the US National Reading Technical Assistance Centre linked to a wide range of other supportive studies.
Some other alternatives to word search tools.
There is an almost infinite list of alternative games, puzzles, and challenges we could share within such a list. The most popular versions include Snakes and Ladders (see other publications we have issued for free), Crosswords, Monopoly (designed with a unique subject theme), Jigsaw puzzles and a wide range of other familiar concepts and games.
4 Sources of word search generators.
For the download we have made available we used the great auto generator tool by createwordsearchpuzzle.com. Here is a list of other providers.
Word – Simply create your table and fill in the words and letters manually
Help teaching.com offer a good tool.
Quick worksheets offer also a login system to save your old worksheets.
Have some fun and try out these word search puzzles to keep your mind fresh and focused in the areas of metrics, goals, and gamification.
Here is a copy of the metrics word search.
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