Take a look at these food word searches I've put together for y'all. I love food and I love word searches so I figured why not combine the two. Hopefully there will be something you and your students will enjoy figuring out. They are great to use for early finishers or during free time. You can also use them at home to keep your kiddo's entertained. All the word searches are free and printable and ready to use. Just click on the pictures below and download.
I have always loved puzzle games especially fun food word searches. I'd much rather be spending time with my old, torn-up "variety puzzle" book than in front of a video game. Even today I love doing logic problems. I hardly ever am able to solve one without looking in the back for a hint, but I love them just the same.
I found that my students love puzzle games too. In our free time we do crosswords, mazes, hidden pictures, and even soduko puzzles. I'd tie their spelling words each week into a word search which they enjoyed very much. I found that even the kids who struggled more in class really lit up when they completed a puzzle. They were having fun, but still had to use their own thinking skills to complete the puzzle. There are such a variety of them too, offering something fun and challenging for most everyone.
I believe puzzle games are perfect to enhance creative thinking and problem solving. It gives children a chance to use their brains differently and "outside the box." They may seem like just fun free time activities, but I really think that puzzle games keep the brain active and encourage exploration of different problem solving methods.