'Bake Away' Wordsearch

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About the activity & how to play it

What better word search to complete over a cuppa and slice of cake than one that’s all about baking? With a whole list of baking ingredients to find, it’s a great way to spend 15 minutes, and bound to stir up memories about making (or eating) cakes.

Encourage the whole family to get involved and they can share their sweet stories too. Yum.


You’ll need

  1. Active Minds 'Baking' wordsearch
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  2. Pen or pencil
  3. A tray
  4. A magnifying glass (to make the letters bigger, if necessary)

The Activity

  1. Sit down at the table together, ideally one with a plain tablecloth or background so the words are seen easily). Or, if it’s tricky to sit at the table, rest a tray and book on their lap instead
  2. Give your word searcher the book and a pen or pencil that’s easy to hold
  3. Ask them to look at the list of hidden baking words and search for them in the grid
  4. Encourage them to do the word search independently, by asking them to choose one word at a time, and to start by finding the first letter of that word
  5. If they’re struggling, offer some support to keep the word search fun and light – and remember to give words of praise each time they find a word

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