What’s in a Word Puzzle Activity

Instructions

 

 

COMPONENTS

 

OBJECT

The object of the puzzle activity is twofold: 1) form words using the letters in the word shown on the puzzle and 2) find the images of the words formed within the puzzle scene.

 

HOW TO PLAY

First, assemble the 100-piece puzzle. When you are finished, you will see the word “Celebrations” spelled out at the top of the puzzle scene. Second, play the puzzle game. Make sure that each player has a piece of paper and a pen or pencil handy.

 

The Game:

  1. The youngest player (Player 1) goes first. Using the letters within the word “Celebrations,” form a new word of three letters or more.
  2. Player 1 then reads his/her word out loud. If the word can indeed be formed using the letters in the word “Celebrations,” then Player 1 gets one point. Next, all players take a look at the puzzle image. The images of at least 70 words that can be formed from the letters in the word “Celebrations” are in the puzzle scene. The first to find the image of the word formed (if it is there) scores one point.
  3. Play passes to the left.

 

Note:

  1. A letter can only be used more than once if there are more than one of that letter in the word. In the word “Celebrations,” only the letter “e” is used more than once.
  2. Making a word plural by adding an “s” to it does not count as a new word.

 

WINNING THE GAME

The first to reach ten points wins!

 

 


What’s in a Word Puzzle Activity Answer Key

 

Words with images in the puzzle scene:

  1. Ace           
  2. Acorn        
  3. Air
  4. Alien         
  5. Ant            
  6. Antler        

7.      Arc           

  1. Bacon       
  2. Bar            
  3. Bat

11.  Bear          

12.  Beast

  1. Bee                 

14.  Bison

15.  Boat          

  1. Bolt           

17.  Bone         

  1. Cab
  2. Cabin
  3. Can
  4. Canoe
  5. Car           
  6. Cat
  7. Cereal       
  8. Coal          
  9. Cobra 
  10. Coin
  11. Cola
  12. Cone
  13. Corn

31.  Crab

32.  Crest

33.  Ear

34.  Eat            

  1. Eel

36.  Ice            

37.  Insect              

38.  Isle

  1. Lion
  2. Lobster
  3. Nail

42.  Nose

43.  Nostril

  1. Note
  2. Oar
  3. One           
  4. Rain          
  5. Rib            
  6. Robin
  7. Rose               

51.  Seal

52.  Seat

53.  Sit             

  1. Slice          
  2. Snail

56.  Soil

57.  Son

  1. Star

59.  Steel          

  1. Stereo 
  2. Stone

62.  Table         

63.  Tail            

  1. Ten
  2. Tie
  3. Tire
  4. Toe
  5. Toenail

69.  Train               

70.  Tree          

 

Words without their images in the puzzle scene:

Acne   

Act      

Aisle    

Aerobics               

Ancestor               

Art

Articles

Bait     

Balconies               

Banister                 

Barn

Base    

Basin   

Baton  

Bean

Beet    

Belt     

Blister  

Boar    

Bracelet                 

Brain

Cabinet                 

Cane

Cart    

Case   

Cast

Castle  

Clarinet                 

Cleaners                

Closet

Coast

Coaster                 

Coat

Coral   

Cot

Crane  

Crib

East

Easter  

Eclairs

Elastic 

Iron     

Lens    

License

Nectar

Net     

Nest

Noise  

Oats    

Obstacle                

Ocean 

Oil       

Oriental                 

Race

Ran

Rat      

Rent

Rest

Rice

Rise

Roast  

Robe   

Sail      

Sailor  

Saint    

Salon   

Salt     

Scale

Scar    

Scone

Score 

Screen 

Sea     

Senior 

Siren   

Sole    

Sonar

Sore    

Stain

Stare

Stir

Store   

Tailor

Talon 

Tan

Tar

Tea     

Tear

Tears   

Tenor  

Tiles    

Tin      

Ton

Trails