Looking for a fun and educational way to pass the time during the winter season?
It’s started to ❄️ snow ❄️ today (October 13th) where I live in South Dakota.
All week, the weather alerts for Winter Storm Warnings have been going off on my phone.
I also received an email that October 13th is National Train Your Brain Day, so naturally I combined those two things in a project for you.
To get all of those thoughts and feelings out of my head, I decided to create a word search with them!
You can download it from the Free Files Folder. It’s design #120 – Winter and Holiday Word Search (printable).
It’s not just a delightful diversion from worrying about just how much snow accumulation we’ll have…. it’s a brain-boosting activity!
Why Word Searches are actually good for you
- For kids, word searches are an engaging way to build their vocabulary.
- Keep your creative mind sharp! Word searches provide an excellent way to exercise your brain and enhance your pattern recognition skills.
- Winter is all about warm gatherings with family and friends. Craft and solve word puzzles together for a memorable time.
- It’s something easy and simple to occupy your mind and time, and better for you than doom-scrolling.
Grab your favorite warm beverage, cozy up to the fireplace, and start hunting for words.
Warning: This isn’t an easy search. It has 72 words and phrases that go in all directions.
Don’t worry, the answer key is included in the file.
Creativity comes in many forms, and sometimes taking a break with a brain-boosting word search can be just as fulfilling as crafting.
How do you feel about word searches?
Personally, I like them better than cross-word puzzles because I don’t have to think (and then feel dumb if I can’t get it.)
Looking for another free word search? Try my Printable of Positivity!
Let me know in the comments below:
Do you like word searches?
Would you like me to make easier searches?
Would you appreciate different themed searches?