Puzzle Basics: First, buy a packet of graph paper at your local office supply store. Purchase graph paper with 4 squares per inch, for kids ages 8 and up. By starting in one corner of a paper, you can make several puzzles from a single page. One packet of graph paper can last for months! Always think about who will be receiving/solving the puzzle before you make it. Choose simple words for young solvers and bigger words for older friends
Your puzzle_writers just might come up with their own creative twist on the popular word search puzzle format. Maybe they will even start compiling their own word lists to use in the future. And they just might get the same puzzle_writing itch that this author has had since she was eight years old!