If you are learning about the moon at school or in your homeschool as we are, you are going to love our free phases of the moon word search.
There are 15 important vocabulary words to find relating to the phases of the moon.
Word search printables are excellent for when the kids just need a break.
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What are the phases of the moon?
You probably already know that the moon goes through different shapes, but do you know why?
Well, the phases of the moon happen because of its position in relation to the sun and Earth.
As the moon orbits around Earth, different parts of it are lit up by the sun, creating the different phases.
The cycle starts with the new moon, when the side facing Earth is completely in shadow, and then moves through waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, third quarter, and finally waning crescent before starting all over again.
Pretty cool, right?
Teach phases of the moon through this fun word search. It is a great way to get your students interested in astronomy and science!
What are the educational benefits of word search puzzles?
Word searches are seriously some of the best educational games out there! They totally rock at leveling up your vocab, boosting your brain power, and sparking a genuine love for learning, no matter how old you are.
Word search puzzles aren’t just fun for kids, they also offer some great educational benefits.
First off, they help kids develop their vocabulary and spelling skills as they search for words hidden in the grid.
Plus, word searches can help improve pattern recognition and visual scanning abilities, which can be helpful in subjects like math and science.
They’re also a great way to improve cognitive function and memory retention in a fun and engaging way.
So the next time you’re looking for a fun and educational activity to do with your class, consider printing out a word search puzzle!
Moon Word Search Puzzle
This moon phases word search puzzle is free to print but is for personal or classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the page to get the pdf file.
The phases of the moon words can be found, horizontally, vertically, diagonally, frontwards, or backward! Just to make it that much harder!
I have also added the answer sheet, some of the words are a little tricky to find!
Tip: I recommend either using a highlighter pen or circling around the letters. Do not cross the letters out if you have found a word, as it may be used in another word!
There are 15 phases of the moon words to find:
- Astronaut (free Astronaut worksheets)
- Full moon
- New moon
Our free phases of the moon worksheets will go really well with this activity too.
The answer sheet is included in the download.
You will also enjoy our free If I were an astronaut writing activity.
You are going to love all of our free homeschool printables we have over 200 worksheets.
Download the free moon phases word search
This will print out on 2 pages, the first one with the word search, and the second page will show you the answers.
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Last Updated on 1 September 2023 by homeschoolof1