Halloween Word Search Game – Get kids excited about Halloween with this totally screen free printable Halloween word search game for kids. Use markers or a bingo stamper for guaranteed fun for kids as young as 4.
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If things are anything like they are in our home you gladly welcome any activity that encourage screen free play.
Our 4.5 year old loves her iPad and we do let her use it because there are times where she does things with it that help her learn. And, if we’re being honest it does provide for some quiet downtime to relax and watch a little you tube when I need a couple of minutes to get stuff done.
But, we’re always looking for hands on ways to reduce her screen time so we’ve taken to creating seasonal word search games that get our kid thinking, stamping and having fun.
Keep on reading to find out exactly how this free printable Halloween word search game works. And, get detailed instructions on how to download and print your own free copy.
Free Printable Halloween Word Search Game For Kids
This free printable Halloween word search game is great idea for fluent readers. But, not to worry, younger kids who aren’t quite ready to read can have fun with this too. It just requires that you’re a little more hands one with the activity.
M doesn’t read but she does identify her letters really well (thanks to these free printable play-doh alphabet cards). So, she’s able to find the letters with a little encouragement from me. I’ll read her the word and explain that she has to find the letters in the exact same order to form a word. After helping her with the first 2 or 3 words she gets the hang of if and continues on her own.
She particularly loves this Halloween word search game because she uses a dot stamper and dot the letters as she goes.
How This Halloween Word Search Works
This Halloween Word Search Game For Kids is a fun twist on a classic word search game.
A dot or bingo stamper is used instead of a crayon or pencil to circle the words.
So, children are encouraged to find thematic words inside the word search grid and stamp them using a bingo or dot stamper. They can then cross off the words they find as they go to keep themselves organized.
This Halloween Word Search Game is a great activity for kids because it helps reduce screen time. Besides this, it practices reading skills and gets kids to focus on searching for thematic words.
The words contained in this Halloween Word Search Game For Kids include:
The thematic words are hidden throughout the grid. Words can be found left to right and up or down. In some cases, words can also overlap. So, children are encouraged to look extra carefully to find their words.
To make the Halloween Word Search Game even more challenging for older children you can set a timer and count how many words they can find in a set time frame.
And, if you’ve got a few kids to entertain you can easily make it competitive by setting a start time and seeing who can stamp all their words first.
This Halloween Word Search Game requires a few basic supplies that you likely already have at home. This is why we absolutely love this type of game.
Here is what you will need:
- A printer to print a free copy of this word stamp word search game
- Good quality card stock printing paper to prevent the dot stamper from bleeding through
- Dot stampers or bingo stampers.
DOWNLOAD & PRINT INSTRUCTIONS
Printing this free Halloween Word Search Game is easy. Simply click on the link beneath the image below to download a copy of the game in PDF format.
From there, print the game and start having fun!
More Free Printable Halloween Activity For Kids:
To get the kids even more excited about Halloween you can print this free Scary Monsters I Spy game. Not only will kids get super excited for Halloween but they’ll practice their counting and coloring skills. Click here to get your free printable scary monsters I Spy Count and Color game now.
If scary monsters are a little too frightening for your littles then this cute monsters I Spy is another great way to get kids excited about Halloween without the fright factor. Click here to download your free copy of this cute monsters I Spy count and color game.
For a totally spooky Halloween themed I Spy this Spooky Halloween Count and Color game is perfect! Kids wont even realize they are practicing their counting and coloring skills because they will be having so much fun. Click here to download a free copy of this Spooky Halloween I Spy right now.
Ghosts are a must at Halloween! Here is a fun spooky ghosts I Spy game. With 8 different spooky ghosts to count, group and color kids will have a blast practicing their number skills. Click here to download your free copy right now.
And, Halloween isn’t ever complete without fun Jack-O-Lanterns. This Jack-O-Lantern I Spy activity combines scary and cute pumpkins into a large Jack-O-Lantern count and color activity that is the perfect screen free activity for kids around Halloween. Click here to download your free copy of this Jack-O-Lantern I Spy.
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