Word search puzzles are pen and paper puzzles containing a grid of letters. The player's task is to locate words hidden within this grid. Each word is in a straight line, but can be placed in any direction, horizontally (left to right, or right to left), vertically (upwards or downwards), or diagonally. Just to make the puzzle that little bit more difficult, words may overlap or intersect, and of course not every letter in the grid is actually part of a word.
Kids like to keep busy. Make sure yours have options other than the television and video games! Making word search puzzles for friends and family is one great hobby. But your kids don't have to make ordinary puzzles with a random set of words. Use one of the ideas below for a puzzle with a twist! Kids can learn new words, practice their spelling, make cool gifts, and have fun while making these puzzles.