These German-language wordsearches are not only spirited activities for the holiday season, they also serve other important, instruction-related purposes.
The three Christmas in Germany word searches
1. Bell ringers / Warm-ups
2. Thematic holiday vocabulary lists for all levels of German
3. Reward for completed work / differentiation
4. Substitute teacher activities
Please not that all of the holiday words are hidden from left to right or top to bottom to support sight recognition for what may be new vocabulary to most of your students. I realize that words spelled backwards in the puzzle increases the rigor and challenge, but I think that level of complexity is best suited for recreational puzzlers. Of course answer keys are included for each activity.
There is also an added bonus for students on the "Weihnachten" word search. Although there is no mention of them in the "Worte" section, the names of German cities and towns are also hidden in the puzzle. You may wait to see who stumbles upon that fact, or give that to your students as an added challenge.