Find-A-Word puzzles are always a hit with my kidlets! These worksheets are organised by vowel sound. There are two puzzles for each vowel, with an additional two featuring a mixture. That's 12 unique puzzles altogether! Kidlets read each word after looking at the picture clue and then find them in the puzzle. I've also provided colour copies of each puzzle in case you'd like laminate them and use them with dry erase markers.
As kidlets solve each puzzle they are faced with multiple opportunities to apply their knowledge of letters and sounds - as they decode each word, and again as they search for the words in the grid. Because the words are organised by vowel sound they will fit easily into your phonics teaching sequence, or can be used for targeted intervention. (Aren't medial vowels a huge hurdle for some of our little learners?)
Spell & Find is a little trickier! Kidlets need to complete each word by correctly writing the beginning sound on the line before finding the words in the puzzle. As our 6 year old was 'testing' some of these out for me I loved to see her thinking as she searched for words. Initially she wrote the letter j for the word gem, and then when she couldn't find the word in the grid she went back and thought about another letter choice. :)
These resources are perfect to use during Literacy small groups! They're also great as a quiet 'Fast Finisher' task - kidlets can tuck one away in their desk or a folder and move onto a puzzle without leaving their chair. :)
Click on any of the photos above to see these resources in my TpT store - make sure you view the preview file there for a closer look inside each pack. Happy weekend, friends!