Holiday Word Search & Crossword Puzzles for the Whole Year

Holiday Word Search & Crossword Puzzles for the Whole Year
Holiday Word Search & Crossword Puzzles for the Whole Year
Holiday Word Search & Crossword Puzzles for the Whole Year
Holiday Word Search & Crossword Puzzles for the Whole Year
Holiday Word Search & Crossword Puzzles for the Whole Year
Holiday Word Search & Crossword Puzzles for the Whole Year
Holiday Word Search & Crossword Puzzles for the Whole Year
Holiday Word Search & Crossword Puzzles for the Whole Year
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    Teach your students about popular American holidays with this big bundle of 17 resources! There are word searches and crossword puzzles for 18 holidays in every month of the year except August. Each resource includes 3 word search puzzles and 1 crossword puzzle. All the puzzles in a particular resource use the same 20 vocabulary words. Please see below for lists of the words.

    ✓ Please note:

    ★ Each resource is available individually but you'll save 20% by purchasing this big bundle. Please click on the links below for more info about the resources.

    ★ Small bundles with 4 or 5 resources are also available at a savings of 20% off the cost of purchasing the resources individually. Click HERE for the January & February bundle; click HERE for the March, April & May bundle; click HERE for the June, July & September bundle; and click HERE for the October, November & December bundle.

    In every individual resource, the word searches are available at 3 levels of difficulty, based on the direction the words are written in the puzzles, so they can meet the needs of all your students, including English Language Learners. Answer keys are provided for all the word searches and crossword puzzles. In addition, each individual resource includes a word bank for the crossword puzzle for students who need more support.

    Every individual resource also contains both Print and Google Drive™ versions for all the puzzles. A PDF file includes teacher notes, instructions for accessing the online materials, instructions for completing the puzzles as well as all the word search and crossword puzzles with their answer keys and word bank. The Google Drive™ materials include directions for using the materials, the word search and crossword puzzles, the word bank, and the answer keys for the puzzles.

    The New Year’s Day resource is aimed at students in Grades 5 - 8. The words used in the puzzles are: Auld Lang Syne, Baby, Balloons, Champagne, Confetti, Dance, Eve, Fireworks, Floats, football, January, Kiss, Midnight, Parade, Party, Resolution, Rose Bowl, Television, Times Square, Toast.

    The Martin Luther King Day resource is aimed at students in Grades 5 - 8. The words used in the puzzles are: Assassinated, Birmingham, Birthday, Boycott, Bus, Church, Dream, Gandhi, Jail, January, March, Martyr, Minister, Nobel Peace Prize, Nonviolence, Racism, Segregation, Speech.

    The Valentine’s Day resource is aimed at students in Grades 6 - 8. The words used in the puzzles are: Arrow, Be Mine, Bow, Candy, Card, Chocolate, Cupid, Dinner, February, Flowers, Heart, Love, Pink, Poetry, Red, Romantic, Roses, Secret, Sweetheart, Valentine.

    The Presidents Day resource is aimed at students in Grades 6 - 8. The words used in the puzzles are: Assassinated, Birthday, Cherry Tree, Emancipation, February, General, Gettysburg, Independence, Kentucky, Lawyer, Lincoln, Mary, Martha, Revolution, Slavery, Surveyor, Valley Forge, Virginia, War, Washington.

    The St. Patrick’s Day resource is aimed at students in Grades 5 - 8. The terms used in the puzzles are: Beer, Cabbage, Catholic, Clover, Corned Beef, Green, Irish, Leprechaun, Luck, March, Missionary, Patrick, Potatoes, Pot of Gold, Rainbow, Religion, Saint, Shamrock, Snakes, Symbol.

    The Earth Day resource is aimed at students in Grades 4 - 8. The terms used in the puzzles are: Air, April, Climate, Earth, Endangered, Energy, Environment, Future, Green, Litter, Nature, Planet, Pollution, Preserve, Recycle, Reduce, Reuse, Technology, Trees, Water.

    The Mother's Day resource is aimed at students in Grades 4 - 8. The terms used in the puzzles are: Appreciate, Breakfast, Brunch, Buffet, Candy, Card, Children, Daughter, Flowers, Gift, Gratitude, Hug, Jewelry, Love, May, Mom, Mother, Relax, Son, Sunday.

    The Memorial Day resource is aimed at students in Grades 4 - 8. The terms used in the puzzles are: Bugle, Cemetery, Died, Flag, Flowers, Freedom, Honor, May, Military, Monday, Parade, Picnic, Sacrifice, Soldiers, Summer, Taps, Tribute, War, Wreath.

    The Flag Day resource is aimed at students in Grades 4 - 8. The terms used in the puzzles are: Allegiance, Banner, Betsy Ross, Blue, Ceremony, Colonies, Display, Flag, Freedom, June, Old Glory, Patriotism, Pledge, Pole, Red, Salute, Stars, Stripes, Symbol, White.

    The Father’s Day resource is aimed at students in Grades 4 - 8. The terms used in the puzzles are: Appreciate, Card, Children, Dad, Daughter, Dinner, Father, Gift, Gratitude, Hobby, Hug, June, Love, Play, Relax, Son, Sports, Sunday, Television, Tie, Tools.

    The Independence Day resource is aimed at students in Grades 5 - 8. The terms used in the puzzles are: America, Bunting, Colonies, Commemorate, Concert, Declaration, England, Fireworks, Flag, Fourth, Freedom, Independence, July, King, Liberty, Parade, Philadelphia, Picnic, Sparkler, War.

    The Labor Day resource is aimed at students in Grades 6 - 8. The terms used in the puzzles are: AFL-CIO, Barbecue, Factory, Guarantee, Job, Labor, Manufacturing, Monday, Negotiate, Organize, Parade, Picnic, September, Shopping, Strike, Summer, Union, Wages, Workday, Worker.

    The Columbus Day resource is aimed at students in Grades 5 - 8. The words used in the puzzles are: Admiral, Caravel, Caribbean, Columbus, Disease, Expedition, Explorer, Ferdinand, Genoa, Gold, Hispaniola, Indies, Isabella, New World, October, Old World, San Salvador, Slavery, Spain, Taino.

    The Halloween resource is aimed at students in Grades 3 - 8. The words used in the puzzles are: Apple, Bat, Broom, Candy, Cat, Cauldron, Cemetery, Coffin, Costume, Ghost, Jack O'lantern, Moon, Mummy, Pumpkin, Skeleton, Skull, Trick or Treat, Vampire, Witch, Zombie.

    The Veterans Day resource is aimed at students in Grades 4 - 8. The words used in the puzzles are: Air Force, Armistice, Army, Cemetery, Honor, Marines, Military, Navy, November, Parade, Poppy, Sacrifice, Service, Soldier, Tomb, Unknown, Veteran, War, Warrior, Wreath.

    The Thanksgiving resource is aimed at students in Grades 4 - 8. The words used in the puzzles are: Colonists, Corn, Cranberry, English, Family, Gravy, Harvest, Indians, Massachusetts, Native Americans, November, Pie, Pilgrims, Pumpkin, Settlers, Stuffing, Sweet Potatoes, Thanksgiving, Turkey, Wampanoag.

    The Christmas & Chanukah resource is aimed at students in Grades 5 - 8. The words used in the puzzles are: Applesauce, Candles, Carols, Chanukah, Christmas, Dreidel, Elves, Gelt, Gifts, Ham, Latkes, Light, Maccabees, Menorah, Mistletoe, Oil, Reindeer, Santa Claus, Stocking, Tree.

    Here are some additional ways you can use the vocabulary words in these resources:

    ★ For words that may be new, you can have your students find their definitions and use those words in sentences.

    ★ Students can also draw pictures that illustrate the words to show their understanding.

    ★ More proficient students can write paragraphs or stories that include some of the words.

    ★ Extend your students’ learning by having them record their sentences or stories online, for speaking and technology practice.

    Many of the resources list additional ideas for using the terms in their product descriptions and the Notes to the Teacher section in the resources as well.

    Enjoy the holidays with these fun puzzles!

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    What you get in this bundle:

    In the PDF file for each resource:

    ★ A list of materials in the PDF and Google Drive™ files (1 page)

    ★ Notes to the Teacher (explanatory information for teachers) (1 page)

    ★ Instructions for accessing the Google Drive™ materials (1 page)

    ★ Instructions for doing the online versions of the puzzles (3 pages)

    ★ 3 word search puzzles with answer keys (6 pages)

    ★ Word bank for the crossword puzzle (1 page)

    ★ 1 crossword puzzle with answer key (2 pages)

    ★ Copyright, related products, social media, and credits information (1 page)

    ★ Cover page (1 page)

    In the Google Drive™ materials for each resource:

    ★ Instructions for doing the online versions of the puzzles (3 slides)

    ★ 3 word search puzzles with answer keys (6 slides)

    ★ Word bank for the crossword puzzle (1 slide)

    ★ 1 crossword puzzle with answer key (2 slides)

    ★ Cover page (1 slide; except for the Halloween resource which has 2 slides)

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