Kids love word searches. They help students pay attention to letters and letter sequence and to help practice their decoding skills.
You can either print on paper for students to use (great for morning work or centers), or place in a pocket protector sheet/laminate and have students use a dry erase marker to circle the words (great for a literacy workstation).
I hope you enjoy this cowboy themed freebie!
You may also be interested in my Wild West Literacy and Math Centers unit for k-1 :)