: If you looking for a fun reading activity for the Friday before or the Monday after Mother's Day, your kids will enjoy this one. How about using this fun themed informational "fact find" about the holiday. Your students will enjoy this fun 'fact find' style word search! If your students are like mine, they love these puzzles.
Reading about mom is a great way for students to ponder how important she is. For example, did you know the average mom changes over 7,000 diapers before their child is age 2.......crazy!! Kids will think it's crazy too!. :-)
***NOTE: Please note before you buy. Many of these facts are based on US facts, so you may only want to use it with kids residing in the United States.***
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Keep the challenge level in mind when deciding if this "all about Mother's Day" fact find will work for your class. Words are found forward, backward, up, down, and diagonal. I would consider it on the challenging side since students are looking for words in all directions.
Please see the list below as to what terms/words this sheet covers
This is not just any 'ole puzzle. It doesn't just include words to find. It includes fun facts about Mother's Day in the US. They are fun and random, but will allow for fun discussions. The format uses bullet marks, which can help your students remember the information. Within each fact, a word (or words) is underlined. Those are the words the students will find in the puzzle. For example, one sentence says, "Making a phone call to mom on Mother’s Day is one way to let her know you are thinking about her. In the US, about 122 million phone calls are made to moms each Mother’s Day. That means more phone calls are made on this day than any other day of the year. " The words 'phone call' are underlined, and those are the words students will find.
I use word searches to introduce vocabulary, or even just give it as morning work to introduce the topic of the day. Perfect for a sub, too.
There are many options for using this word search 'fact find'. One option is to have students partner up and practice fluency. They can take turns reading the sentences. This can be used for a writing activity. Have them take the facts about Mother's Day from the puzzle and turn them into a paragraph, changing out some of the words to make it their own. Parents can work with their child to find the words.They can even fold it in half and glue it into an interactive notebook for future reference when they lack a writing topic. It's great for triggering ideas. No matter when or how you use it, kids are sure to enjoy reading the fun facts about Mother's Day. Feel free to be creative and use it in your classroom however you would like.
The words included in the word search are:
Mutter, Majka, Madre (mother in other languages)
pink, red, white
**Remember, facts are included that relate to each word above.**
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December and Christmas
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Candy Canes and Christmas Cards
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Winter and Snow
Martin Luther King, Jr.
100th Day of School
Nonfiction Text Features
Black History Month
St. Patrick's Day
March and Spring
Pie in America (incorporate into Pi Day)
Cinco de Mayo
Back to School
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