Ice cream, 2 Levels Word Search
The words to find are all listed below the grids and once you find them, mark them in both places. A highlighter pen is good for this, or a pen. Some letters may be used in more than one word.
Choose the Level That Suits You.
In level one, the words in the grid all read from left to right as you would read a word usually.
In the second version, you will find the words in straight lines, vertically, horizontally, or diagonally and they can be read forward or backward.
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Directions for Caregivers:
Pick the level for you.
In the first version, you will find all the words in the grid written from left to right only. As you would read a word on a page. This is a more dementia-friendly version and may also suit people that are not used to doing word searches and are looking for a simpler challenge.
To make it even easier, put a ruler or paper just below one line at a time and see if the person can find words on that line. That way they won’t have the confusion of looking at a maze of letters.
Give everyone in the group a word search sheet (the same one) and encourage the participants to engage and help each other.
Have a discussion about favorite ice creams. Maybe you all get to eat one?
Early-stage memory care/dementia.
You may have to find the starting letter of a word and see if the person you are with can work out which direction the word reads in.
In the first version, you will find all the words in the grid written from left to right only, as you would read a word on a page. This level is a more dementia-friendly version and may also suit people that are not used to doing word searches and are looking for a more straightforward challenge.
To simplify level one further, put a ruler or a sheet of paper under one line in the grid at a time so that the person you are with is not looking at the whole grid.
Have an ice cream to finish the activity!