Welcome, friend! Thanks for stopping by today! Spring is finally here – according to the calendar anyway. Mother Nature seems to have missed the memo. But we’re not letting that stop us from having some spring fun! These 5 Spring Word Games are the perfect thing if you need a quiet activity to keep the kids entertained for a few minutes.
Mom hack: print extra copies – even scale them down if you want – and keep them in your purse for waiting rooms, restaurants, church meetings or other places you need the kids to sit for a few minutes!
JUST PRINT AND PLAY THESE SPRING WORD GAMES!
Life is busy and crazy and fast and loud! At least, it is at my house. With 4 kids, and 3 of them boys, silence is a rarity. So rare, in fact, it’s usually cause for concern.
Finding activities my older boys can – and will! – do quietly is a tall order. But nap time is still a daily occurrence at our house and it isn’t going anywhere for a few more years. Finding quick and easy activities is even more difficult.
But these 5 Spring Word Games will be ready in 5 minutes. Seriously. #momwin
3 TYPES OF SPRING WORD GAMES IN VARYING SKILL LEVELS
Included in this word games packet are 3 types of games. There are 2 versions of the games: in color and in monochrome. All the games are different, it’s not a color version and a monochrome version. The puzzles are all different. This means you should be able to find an activity suitable for your elementary-aged child(ren), no matter their age or skill level. I do recommend these word games for 1st grade and up because they will need a basic knowledge of letters and words.
- Word searches
- Crossword puzzles
- Mad libs
WILL THESE WORD GAMES CHALLENGE, ENTERTAIN AND EDUCATE YOUR CHILD?
In order to successfully solve these word puzzles, your child needs a basic understanding of letters and words. These word games are perfect if your child:
- Knows letter shapes and sounds
- Can sound out and read basic words
- Has enough vocabulary to figure out spring-related words
- Understands different parts of speech (noun, verb, past tense, etc)
Second semester 1st graders (who work at grade level) should be able to do these games, but may need some help. Some of the games may be more difficult for younger kids. Take a look at them first and see if you think your child can complete them.
BUSY MOMS AND BORED KIDS WILL LOVE THESE SPRING WORD GAMES
Seriously. 5 minutes. That’s all you need to have these ready to go.
Just download and print.
With 6 activities, some in color and some in monochrome options, you can choose what works best for you and what equipment you have access to for printing.
Because busy moms with bored kids, this is for you!
These Spring Word Games are perfect for:
- quiet time activities
- waiting rooms, restaurants and other meetings
- lazy afternoons during spring break
- a quick distraction while mom makes dinner
- a fun car game for your next road trip
SPRING WORD GAME PRINTABLES
STEP #1: Download and save your Spring Word Games
Choose which you’d like to print – color or monochrome – and click the corresponding links below to access those files.
The color and monochrome puzzles are NOT the same. You can download both file sets and have 6 different games.
And, yes, you can print the color files in monochrome and they will still be usable.
STEP #2: Print your Spring Word Games
Print the games. Each game is formatted to fit on a single 8.5″x11″ US letter page.
If you use Adobe Reader to print, you can format the pages as a booklet and it will print two activities on each 8.5″x11″ page. These are perfect for putting in your purse!
MAKE YOUR SPRING WORD GAMES REUSABLE!
If you’d like to make your activity pages reusable, you can laminate the pages or put them inside a clear page protector. Use dry erase markers or crayons on the pages. Then just erase and play again! Or switch games with a friend!
I started with – and still use and LOVE – the older version of THIS LAMINATOR STARTER KIT for making reusable pages. And I love that the thermal pouches aren’t super expensive to replenish. Because I laminate all. the. things.
THESE PAGE PROTECTORS work well too. I prefer the thicker page protectors to help with durability. And with 50 of them, you’ll have plenty to make lots of reusable pages!
We like THESE DRY ERASE MARKERS the best. There’s lots of colors and everyone can pick their favorite. My kids like that they are skinny and fit in their hands well.
And THESE DRY ERASE CRAYONS are nice for littler kids who don’t have as much hand coordination and have a hard time staying on the paper when they draw. Just don’t leave them in the hot car!
AND YOU’RE READY TO PLAY SOME FUN SPRING WORD GAMES!
Because when you’re busy and the kids are bored, you need something quick and entertaining to save the day. And it doesn’t get quicker than downloading and pressing print.
Keep these fun games on hand for those times when you need a quick distraction!