Word searches (also known as "word search puzzles") are a fun way for kids to pass the time. When kids are bored or a rainy day, or when travelling on a long journey, such as a plane or train trip, word searches can keep your kids busy. However, it would be wrong to regard these puzzles as simply a method of passing time _ they can have educational benefits too _ these is because in order to solve these puzzles, kids must pay close attention to the words being used and their exact spelling.
You can find complete board games that can be customized and printed out or even very simple word scrambles, word finds and word searches. The last three are probably the most commonly found printable games and can usually be found on the web for free.