Give your students a head start on honoring their moms with the 3 word search puzzles and 1 crossword puzzle in this Mother’s Day resource. All the puzzles use 20 words and phrases related to this maternal holiday. Please see below for a list of the terms.
Resource at a Glance:
★ What will students learn?
* 20 vocabulary words about Mother’s Day.
★ Who is it for?
* All students, including English Language Learners.
★ How does it help teachers?
* Use when teaching about American holidays, the role of women in the U.S, and/or families in America.
* Puzzles can be used for fun, as homework, in a center, for early finishers, or when you have some extra time left in a class period.
* Printable and Digital versions mean it can be used both with in-person classes and distance teaching.
* The Digital version lets students practice some technology skills.
What you get in this Mother’s Day product:
In the PDF file:
★ A list of materials in the PDF and Google Drive™ files (1 page)
★ Notes to the Teacher (explanatory information for teachers) (1 page)
★ Instructions for accessing the Google Drive™ materials (1 page)
★ Instructions for doing the online versions of the puzzles (3 pages)
★ 3 word search puzzles with answer keys (6 pages)
★ Word bank for the crossword puzzle (1 page)
★ 1 crossword puzzle with answer key (2 pages)
★ Copyright, related products, social media, and credits information (1 page)
★ Cover page (1 page)
In the Google Drive™ materials:
★ Instructions for doing the online versions of the puzzles (3 slides)
★ 3 word search puzzles with answer keys (6 slides)
★ Word bank for the crossword puzzle (1 slide)
★ 1 crossword puzzle with answer key (2 slides)
★ Cover page (1 slide)
The word searches are available at 3 levels of difficulty, based on the direction the words are written in the puzzle, to meet the needs of your English Language Learners and other students. There are answer keys for all these Mother’s Day puzzles. There is also a word bank for the crossword puzzle for students who need additional support.
The terms used in the puzzles are: Appreciate, Breakfast, Brunch, Buffet, Candy, Card, Children, Daughter, Flowers, gift, Gratitude, Hug, Jewelry, Love, May, Mom, Mother, Relax, Son, Sunday.
Both Print and Google Drive™ versions are provided for all the puzzles. The PDF file includes teacher notes, instructions for accessing the online materials, instructions for completing the puzzles as well as all the word searches and the crossword puzzle with their answer keys. The Google Drive™ materials include directions for using the materials, the word search puzzles and the crossword puzzle, and the answer keys for the puzzles.
Here are some suggestions for using this resource:
★ For words that may be new, you can have your students find their definitions and use those words in sentences.
★ Students can also draw pictures that illustrate the words to show their understanding.
★ More proficient students can write paragraphs or stories that include some of the words.
★ Extend your students’ learning by having them record their sentences or stories online, for speaking and technology practice.
★ Have students create a Mother’s Day card that includes a picture of one of the target words.
★ Ask students to use some of the target words and explain how they celebrate Mother’s Day in their family and/or country (if they are immigrants and willing to share their customs).
Your students will enjoy celebrating Mother’s Day with this resource!
Thank you and happy teaching!
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