Send kids on a word hunt this Easter

Would you like to incorporate some learning into your child’s Easter fun this year? How about some language arts practice with the help of “E. Bunny” and his pickup truck full of Easter eggs. Instead of hiding his eggs for children to find, he sends them on a hunt for words in an interactive Easter Word Search by abcya.com.

The game works like a traditional word search, with a grid full of letters and a list of words to find on the side. Hidden words can be spelled up and down, backwards and forwards, and diagonally. To play, children must hold the mouse button over the first letter of the words they find, drag to the end of each word and then release the mouse. If the whole word is identified correctly, E. Bunny travels across the bottom of the screen, cheering about a job well done! This game is great practice for children approximately 6 to 9 years old.

Check it out at:

http://games.abcya.com/easter_word_search/easter_word_search.swf.

Easter Word Search is colorful, festive, and aesthetically pleasing for its target age group

The game is initially activated by answering a few simple questions. For reasons unknown to me, this activation process appears to have some minor glitches that can potentially halt activation. However, once the game is started, it’s behavior is reliable. Since it’s such a great learning activity and so well suited for the season, I believe it’s worth a taking a few minutes of trial and error to get it running.

By choosing certain options over the others, I was able to easily bypass these issues.

To start the game, press the “Go” button, select the “Big” puzzle option and click the “Next” arrow, and then click the computer icon and “Next,” and you’re ready to go! Enjoy!

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