Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Make Your Own Worksheets

Okay, so you found a book that your child loves. They want to have you read it over and over again.

Now what? You can do arts and crafts that go with the story, bake cookies in the shape of the main characters, but what if you want to go further? What can you do?

Here's one idea I used during 'Zebee's Summer Zoo Camp' this summer. I created fun word sheet puzzles.

How can I do that, I'm not an artist?

Here are two different ways you can creat your own word puzzles like mine.

1. Start with picking the word you want to use, ie antelope or snake and deciding which type of word puzzle you want to create.

2. Find clip art online. I found mine by doing searches like this:
"public domain clip art of apples"
Up popped a bunch of pictures and I chose the one I liked best.
you can look through magazines and cut out pictures that will work with your puzzle.

3. Now you can print out your pictures and glue them onto a piece of paper or you can open a word document and create one like my Antelope one.
you can print them out, glue them onto a piece of paper and write the names of each under the pictures.

If you want to do one like my snake one, open a spreadsheet to creat your puzzle part. Then pop that into a word document, add your pictures and you're done.
you can print them out, glue them onto a piece of paper and then hand draw your word puzzle.

Have fun creating these fun word puzzles. Want to share them? Just send me a copy and I'll post them here.
posted by Joy Delgado
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Anonymous said...

These are great ideas, Joy. I especially like the Antelope one!

Zebee said...

Thanks Christina. I really have fun creating things like these.


Jean said...

Thanks for the step-by-step. I'm trying to come up with such sheets for my website.


Joy said...

Jean, You are most welcome.