Creating a word search puzzle by hand is no easy task _ it's a time consuming, trial error process, but, in all honesty, not nearly as much fun as solving these puzzles. One solution is to use your computer to create these puzzles _ it then becomes quick and easy _ just type a list of words, and with the help of suitable software, a puzzle appears in a flash. Additionally the computer makes it very easy to try out different sizes, shapes and word lists when creating these puzzles.
Word jumbles (also sometimes known as "word searches" or "word search puzzles") are a fun activity for kids to pass the time. They are in fact an ideal way to keep kids busy on rainy days, when travelling, or when they are bored and need to something to fill the time. However, you should not regard these puzzles as simply a leisure activity _ they could have educational benefits too _ for example, by helping kids to learn to concentrate, to pay attention, and to focus on the precise spelling of the words in the puzzle.