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Learning about the land down under? Start your outback adventure with this free Australia word search.
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Are Word Searches Good for Students?
Word search puzzles are fantastic for many reasons. They include these brain-building benefits:
- Word searches are a great way to introduce or review new vocabulary.
- Word searches help new readers learn to recognize sight words and to sound out phonetic words.
- Word searches boost spelling skills.
- Word searches develop pattern recognition as well as word recognition.
- Word searches are fun and provide students with an engaging puzzle to solve.
What’s Included in the Australia Word Search Set?
This printable set of word searches includes two versions: an easy option and an advanced option.
The easy version includes eight different Australian animals to find. Your student has to identify the animals and can color them as he finds them in the word search puzzle. (Animals include: platypus, quokka, echidna, wombat, emu, kangaroo, koala, and dingo.)
This word find is the perfect way to introduce your student to new animals.
The second option includes sixteen more difficult words. Discuss each word with your student and how it relates to Australia. This is a great way to kick off a unit study for this amazing place. Your student will find these words such as: Tasmania, Canberra, kookaburra, continent, lamington, and more.
How to Use the Word Search Puzzles
Word finds are simple to use. Just print and go! You can even print the answer key and let students check their own work as they finish.
If desired, you can make the word searches reusable. Simply laminate or put in a plastic sheet protector and give your student a dry erase marker to complete the activity. When your student is finished, she can wipe it off and have it ready for the next student.
Get Your Free Printable Word Search
Simply click on the image below to grab your free Australia word finds.
Learn More About Australia with These Printables and Activities:
Jump in to a Australia themed learning adventure with these printable resources.
- Australia Lapbook
- Wombat Stew Unit Study
- Australian Animals Printables (for early learners)
- Kangaroo Lapbook
- Australia Three Part Cards