Word Search Fun

August 3, 2005 -- From Joel, a parent from Oklahoma, who is affiliated with the site

Create your own word search puzzle online. Select a category, choose a puzzle size, enter your words and click the button. Your puzzle is instantly available to play online or to print. Create a free account, so you can keep track of your puzzles and edit them.

Etymologic.com

January 17, 2003 -- From Dave Taylor, a parent from Boulder, Colorado, who is affiliated with the site

This simple site features a 10-question quiz randomly drawn from an extensive database of etymology (word origin) and related topics. It’s tough, but it’s highly entertaining and quite compelling! After each game, players also have the opportunity to submit their own questions, if desired.

Reading at iKnowthat.com

January 23, 2001 -- From Lisa, a reader from Pittsburgh, PA who is affiliated with the site

Using animations, words, sentences and sounds, kids will learn basic phonics skills. The game can be refreshed each time it’s played, and children earn certificates for each game completed. Kids set their own pace and can explore any subject they’re learning about that interests them, all at iKnowthat.com!

A Game A Day Interactive

March 29, 2000 -- From T. Priber, a teacher from New Jersey who is affiliated with the site

A Game A Day Interactive features free, interactive word games and puzzles, including crosswords, anagrams, word searches and brainteasers for kids and adults. Great for spelling, vocabulary, critical thinking, language development. Puzzles and games are fun, educational and challenging!

Detective Shell’s Word Search

March 16, 2000 -- From Melissa Schipper, a parent from Garland, TX who is affiliated with the site

Detective Shell’s Word Search is a free Shockwave game for children to work word find puzzles online. There are two levels of difficulty.

Online Activities at Syvum

February 19, 2000 -- From Bill Watson, a reader from Calgary, Canada who is affiliated with the site

Build vocabulary, spelling, grammar and reading skills through fun activities and interactive stories. Each activity has a detailed introduction and dynamic tests that are automatically generated and graded. Fun characters Nottie and Webbie give the kids company while they learn.

Thinks.com

January 6, 2000 -- From Jeannie Rae Justus, a parent from Newark, Ohio who is not affiliated with the site

There is something for all ages here. There are word games, math games, puzzles, brain teasers, etc. Not only is this site great for making kids think, they have great fun doing it.