The hidden owl appears as the students discover the magic of words.
Teaching and using Latin & Greek roots are useful and enlightening to students. It really can help them uncode many unfamiliar words as they read more advanced material!
This mystery picture uses many familiar prefixes (trans, mis, em, im, fore, ped, mid,) Suffixes include -ly, -ed, -en, and -ness.
Roots are bare and abundant!
To further encourage them to embrace larger, more descriptive words, the final page asks them to use three of the words in the puzzle in a sentence with the mystery item.
This meets Common Core, as young as grade 4. English Language 4.4
Try this one for Valentine's Day: Parts of Speech: Color a Mystery Valentine (Suffix and Roots),
This one is of a Lighthouse and uses Compound Words also:
Color a Mystery Picture (Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots & Compound Words) #9
IF you want even more challenge, this is a puzzle with 9 pages to finish on roots before the students can then put the pieces into a 3 x 3 grid to make a picture!
Color a Mystery Picture PUZZLE