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April Fools wordsearch

Word searches are a great way to help kids with their literacy, and most importantly just have a little bit of fun. We are going to share with you a simple free one-pager April Fools wordsearch. Something to help pass the time before 12 noon, so that you are less lightly to be pranked! 😂

We have picked a few different words for this, with an April Fools Day, and cheeky humorous theme. We all love a harmless April Fools prank, don’t we?

What words have we included in our April Fools wordsearch?

There are a total of 18 words within the word search.

They are located in lots of different ways, and you can find them going, diagonally, vertically, and horizontally.

Solutions are also available going both forwards and backwards.

Because some of the words are a little difficult, younger children might need a little bit of help locating the words within the puzzle.

  • Jokes,
  • Kidding,
  • Wacky,
  • Clown,
  • Funny, and
  • Bamboozle.
  • Humor,
  • Silly,
  • April,
  • Riddle,
  • Mischief, and
  • Surprise.
  • Bluff,
  • Prank,
  • Gag,
  • Antics,
  • Jest, and
  • Spoof.

What does the wordsearch look like?

We have given you the solutions to this in another sheet – just in case you find it hard to locate all the words.

One of the great ways of using this is to get children thinking about synonyms and antonyms while they are working through all of the ideas within this wordsearch.

Some of the areas that the children could think about might include::

  • What is a Synonym?
  • What is an Antonym?
  • Give me a Synonym for Gag? Can you find it in the wordsearch?
  • Give me an Antonym for Wacky? Think of a time when you felt like that.

The beauty of this activity is that you can extend it if you have time, but if you don’t, just keep the focus on having fun for April Fool’s Day without the learning!

To get the activity – just click on the button here:

We love encouraging literacy and learning on KiddyCharts, so do check out our other phonics and reading resources as well as our overall home learning and schools section.

Why not check these specific resources out too?

Phonics and reading on KiddyCharts

More ideas and activities for kids around phonics and reading.

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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