make a wordsearch

Make a wordsearch from first names.

Paper (ideally squared)



Prep time: 2 minutes

Activity time: 15 minutes


Split the makers into groups of around six.

Get them to make a square wordsearch from all of their first names.

Add random letters to fill the gaps.

Pass the completed wordsearches to different groups to solve.

A photograph of a wordsearch

Build on this

Ask the groups to try and make the wordsearch as small as possible, whilst still including all of their names.

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