Word Search Creator, Jr. is one of the many interactives available on ABCya.com. This particular game allows the user to type in ten words that are eight letters or less. It then generates one-line horizontal word searches for each word. This would be a great way to differentiate for those younger students who know their spelling words backwards and forwards, or who might want to do a little independent research and create a list of their own. This game has a dragon, who guides the user through the steps, including the creation step which allows the student to decide if the activity will be done on the computer or printed out.
While you are visiting Word Search Creator, Jr., check out the other activities available on ABCya.com. They offer fun, educational games for K-5, and they even have apps for iDevices.
As my second (and last) week of favorites nears its closing, I wanted to give you my three Favorite Educational Game Sites:
#3: Brainpop for Kids Gameup – The only reason this is #3 for me right now, instead of #1, is that it’s relatively new, and still building its catalogue of games. I predict that it will definitely move farther up on my list next year.
#2: ABCya – If you are a regular reader of this blog, then you will know that I’ve actually never reviewed this one. I have been reading about it on several different blogs, and on Scoopit.com, so I finally checked it out. I think that it’s a great site for kids in grades K-5.
#1: Mensa for Kids – I love the variety of games on this site, and the different types of thinking it targets. It isn’t a well-known site, so students generally like the novelty.
For my original posts on #3 and #1, you can click on the following: Gameup and Mensa for Kids.