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Kick off a zoo learning adventure with our zoo animals word search printable.

Benefits of Using Word Searches with Your Student

Are word searches good for students? Yes! 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 Zoo Animals Word Search Set?

This printable set of word searches includes two different zoo word searches: one easy and one more difficult. It also includes an answer key for each word search.

The easy word search includes eight short zoo animal words:

  • bear
  • lion
  • zebra
  • snake
  • sloth
  • hippo
  • panda
  • camel

The advanced zoo word search includes sixteen zoo animals.

  • alligator
  • flamingo
  • elephant
  • kangaroo
  • monkey
  • koala
  • ostrich
  • iguana
  • hyena
  • parrot
  • tortoise
  • walrus
  • penguin
  • meerkat
  • lemur
  • gorilla

How to Use the Word Search Printable

Word find puzzles 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.

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