WORD SEARCH Puzzles with Word Definitions
KIDS PUZZLES

WORD SEARCH
Puzzles with

Word Definitions
KIDS PUZZLES

Welcome to Word Search Puzzles
with Word Definitions

Welcome to
Word Search Puzzles
with Word Definitions

for Kids ~ Ages 8 and up

Relax! We’ve got you covered. Be “The Absolute Best Grandparents” in your grand kids’ eyes by providing hours of fun when they come to visit!

BORED BOOMERS for Grand Kids Word Search Puzzles use all 26 letters of the alphabet to create 26 fun-filled Word Search puzzles!

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‘A to Z’ Word Search Puzzles for Your Grand Kids - with a difference!

‘A to Z’ Word Search
Puzzles for Your
Grand Kids
- with a difference!

Word Search Puzzles with word definitions for kids
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Word Search Puzzles with Word Definitions!

Word Search Puzzles
with Word Definitions!

If you want to see what the interior looks like, check the image below! It's the old saying, "A picture says a thousand words."

On the left, you can see the words with their definitions. Over on the right is the actual word search puzzle with the rows of words to search for beneath it.

Each letter of the alphabet has its own 'double spread', like the image shown below. We hope your kids will enjoy hunting and learning what the words mean, too!

word search definitions example
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BUT WAIT, there’s MORE!

BUT WAIT,
there’s MORE!

As stated above, I'm trying to drive home that we not only provide the words, but their definitions, too. Your grand kids can learn the spelling while they hunt for the words AND see what the words mean!

Our puzzle books also include our ‘famous’ bookmark that you can cut out (at the back of the book). No more dog-eared pages!

Thank you for checking out our BORED BOOMERS grand kids’ puzzle books. We also have large print puzzle books for you grown-ups too! Check out the "Puzzles" menu drop-down at the very top of this page.

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>>> We Have Even MORE puzzles for Hours of Fun! <<<

Word Search Puzzles with Word Definitions Ages 8 + Up

We Have Even MORE
puzzles for Hours of Fun!

Word Search Puzzles
with Word Definitions
Ages 8 + Up

When your kids and/or grand kids have finished those books, consider picking up these too:

Hey kids! ... or mom and dad if you’re reading this 😉 No more boring SQUARE Word Search puzzles for you or your kids… instead we offer FUN Shaped Word Search Puzzles! 

Check out our fun shapes in these special puzzle books:

  • 3-leaf clover
  • airplane
  • apple
  • trees
  • car
  • dog
  • house
  • America
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • computer
  • 3-leaf clover
  • airplane
  • apple
  • trees
  • car
  • dog
  • house
  • America
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • computer

Perfect for kids ages 8 and up.

Parents: Also know that this book is considered “large print” so it’s also great for Grandparents too… yes—large print, so you won’t squint! And if YOU want to solve them? Go ahead. We don't mind.

These are DIFFERENT!

My goal is for children and adults alike to not just find all the words in each Shapely puzzle, but to appreciate the creativity within the curving outlines itself. I want eyes to light up in the search - whether in thinking strategically about hunting down words or simply admiring my asymmetric lettering compositions. Pleasing both sides of the brain was my aim!

Where Did Word Search Puzzles Come From?

Word searches, also known as word find puzzles, are a type of puzzle where players scan a grid of letters looking for hidden words written in the grid. Here are some details on the origins of word search puzzles:

  • In the United States, word searches started appearing in puzzle books and magazines in the early 20th century, around the 1920s and 1930s. Though the creator is unknown, many credit the popularity of the puzzle to its inclusion in Dell puzzle magazines at that time.
  • The earliest word searches were simple grids with a list of hidden words to find, without any overarching theme. It wasn't until later decades that thematic word searches became more commonplace.
  • While traditionally printed on paper, word search puzzles made the jump to digital formats as personal computers, apps, and educational software gained steam. This increased their distribution and accessibility.

So in summary, while word search puzzles had roots in printed Victorian puzzles of England, they gained prominence in America in the 1920s/30s via print magazines and books before flourishing in the computer age. Their origins come from creative puzzle inventors, but much is still unknown about the specific designers of the earliest word search grids.

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Author Susan Gast

Since 1980 Susan's involvement in publishing - in one form or another - led her to write "reviews" of apps and tools related to the publishing industry.

She realized it was time to explain how she published all her books and got them to market. To that end, she created this website to showcase her puzzle books and other fiction and non-fiction books she's written and produced since 2012. Read Susan's story here. Her newest blog venture is "DIY with SupaBees" and read how she got started with all things "home decor" here.

Susan has been featured on the Mother Earth News blog, and on Solo Build It (SBI). Read her first SBI interview and her second SBI interview. This site is hosted by the amazing team at Solo Build It!

Do you want to send Susan a quick message? Visit her contact page here. She'd love to hear from you!