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Farm animals wordsearch #31daysofactivities

We are giving you another gorgeous printable activity today in our 31 Days of Activities; this time some wonderful animal wordsearch for the kids from The Purple Pumpkin Blog. These farm animal wordsearch printables are fun for kids of all ages and a great way to learn about the different animals that live on farms.

There are four different word search puzzles in this set that is free to download and print at home, with bonus colouring-in activities on each page too!

Farm animals wordsearch

Word searches are a perfect activity for kids when they need a little bit of quiet time.

Not only are fun to solve, but they have great benefits including developing word recognition, increasing vocabulary and spelling, and encouraging problem-solving.

Puzzles like this farm animal word search are also fab for those with a competitive nature!

Whether it is by yourself and trying to solve the puzzle against a timer, or with other people and seeing who can find all the words first!

A list of words is hidden in a grid of jumbled up letters.

You must search through the grid to find the words, crossing them off the list as you go.

Words appear in a straight, unbroken line. Two-word clues, such as “guinea pig” will be unbroken and appear as “guineapig” in the grid without a space in between the words.

Depending on the difficulty level of the puzzle, words may appear forwards, backwards, horizontally, vertically, and/or diagonally. The directions for each puzzle are included on the printable.

Words may also cross paths or overlap (especially in more difficult levels).

You can use a pen or pencil to cross out the words as they are found.
A highlighter pen is best for children as the letters can still be clearly seen (useful when words cross paths on the grid).

Farm animals wordsearch ideas

Word Search Difficulty

To challenge your kids, there are different difficulty levels in these word puzzles.

Animal Wordsearch: Easy

In the easy word search puzzle (red), 10 words appear forwards only, either horizontally or vertically. There is a cute cow to colour in too!

Printable wordsearch

Farm animal wordsearch: Medium

In the medium word search puzzle (green), 20 words appear forwards only, either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. A mother pig and her two piglets are waiting to be coloured in!

Animals wordsearch

Medium-hard animal wordsearch

In the medium-hard word search puzzle (orange), 30 words appear forwards only, either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. A trickier puzzle with a different direction added and even more words to find, with a sweet horse to colour!

Hard animal wordsearch

In the hard word search puzzle (blue), 30 words appear forwards and backwards, either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. This puzzle has the same 30 words as the medium-hard one, but words are hidden in reverse too, so it’s one for older kids or those who enjoy being challenged! Adorable sheep and chicken pals can be coloured in when the puzzle is complete!

Farm animals wordsearch with sheep

And do not worry if you can’t find all the words because the solutions for each of the puzzles are included too.

With 30 different kinds of farm animals in these word puzzles, it is a fab learning opportunity too. Talk about what animals they may have seen on a farm visit, and which ones they have not. Some of the animals may not be common in your location but found in different types of farms around the country or world. You could even look up the animals online and go on a virtual farm visit!

How to download your wordsearches

It is SIMPLE to get this resource for yourself. Just click on the circular image below and it is yours. This is the A4 version of this activity. If you want the letter sized PDF, just click here.

Wordsearch with animals

We think these are fantastic from Michelle, and we really hope your kids love them as much as we think that they will. If you are stuff for activities for the kids, why not sign up to our 31 days of activities newsletter. We give you an activity a day into your inbox! If you are a big farm animals fan, check out our city farm recommendations in the UK too.

We’ll see you here for the next activity, but if you want more why not check out some of the 31 Days of Learning activities from 2020?

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Find all of our 31 Days of Learning events on one page! Print out our calendar and work your way through each activity! Have fun!

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