Children love to get engaged in activities they find interesting and challenging. Sports are one such activity.
Studies have found that sport teaches children problem solving skills and analytical skills.
It has also been found that sport can develop, among other things, coordination and strengthening of the hearth and lungs.
Sports offer children many opportunities, among them:
- The chance to build fitness
- To develop physical skills
- To learn about team work and competitive sport
- To build their confidence
- And, most of all, to make friends outside the school circle
Sports are very popular with children, as children are eager to learn and to try to do their best.
Studies have also shown that those parts of the brain that deal with word finding and language are stimulated by Word Puzzles, as they push the brain to work and to be active.
Consequently, Word Search Puzzles are good exercises for children to do, and to learn.
As kids do like Sport Themes, they will also love to solve Sport Themed Word Search Puzzles.
Sport Word Search Puzzles are useful, as they offer many benefits to children’s learning, such as:
- Learning and spelling improvement
- Confidence with words
- Grammar improvement
- Vocabulary development
- Communication skills
- Memory improvement
- Improvement of problem-solving skills
- Boosts to their cognitive abilities
- Learning persistence
- Opportunity to see words used in context
- Foster a love of language
- Sport definitions (as shown in the Football Positions Word Search Puzzle)
At times, for various reasons, children are unable to physically play their preferred sport or to attend school.
So, with the aid of Sport Word Search Puzzles, they can still be involved in their favorite sport and learn in the process.
And, children can take the Word Puzzles anywhere. No need for a computer!
Initially, children might need to be explained that the object of the Search Word Puzzles is to find and cross out the words hidden into a box, usually square shape or rectangular. Words could be placed horizontally, vertically, backwards or diagonally.
There are also puzzles where children can circle each letter that forms each word. When all words have been found, the remaining letters will form a surprise word, related to that sport, such as in the included Swimming Word Search Puzzle.
Kids might need few attempts before they find the correct answers, but their persistence will be a skill that will teach them to face any challenge in their life.
There are many Sport Word Search Puzzles available, whether children like swimming, football, etc.
We have chosen, what we think are some of the best, six Sport Word Search Puzzles for children to engage in.
- Football Positions
- Snow Boarding
Regarding this boxing themed puzzle, children can learn proper word spelling.
They can also learn that, by the words “Judges” and Referee”, sometimes a third person is needed to make decisions for us and solve our problems.
A useful learning for children that might be needed in their future.
The Swimming Puzzle will teach children nouns that describe competitive swimming, not just because it mentions many swimming styles, but because the words “Judge” and “Olympics” are used. (You don’t have judges when you go for a relaxing swim at the beach! And your relaxing swim will not be “Olympic” standards.)
Just as sport provides children with many benefits, so do Sport Search Word Puzzles. By practicing both, not only children will have physical benefits, but also educational, cognitive and emotional benefits.
In addition, children will learn skills that will assist them for the rest of their lives.