Kindergarten Word Search Worksheets and Printables
The excitement kindergarteners express when they first learn to read words is momentous. Suddenly, they experience the world with insatiable appetites to read every word they see. These word search worksheets will engage kindergarteners as they master new words. Word searches are also helpful practice for deciphering words among others in print. Once kids build familiarity with new words, these worksheets are perfect for independent reinforcement.
Search, Find and Build Vocabulary
As kindergarteners build and hone their reading skills, they need to track words on a page in various ways. Following words from left to right, top to bottom and page-by-page are all essential fundamentals for reading success.
These words search worksheets provide ample practice for these skills. Many are developed around high-interest themes such as construction and vacations, which hold kids' attention while helping them to build new vocabulary. These worksheets also offer opportunities for additional skills practice by integrating specific initial letters, sight words, number words, and single-syllable words.
You can expand on the concept of a word search in multiple ways. Use the worksheet words for a game of hide and seek. Assemble a list of words with corresponding word cards. Hide the word cards around your home or classroom for kids to find. Encourage them to check the words off the list when they find each card. Once kids have added these new words to their vocabulary, you can work with them to build sentences and stories, both orally and in writing.