What you need

  1. 'Loves' wordsearch - Download resource
  2. Pen or pencil
  3. A tray
  4. A magnifying glass (to make the letters bigger, if necessary)


We all know that love makes the world go round, but now, thanks to this fun game, it can give our grey cells a work out too. This word search is made up of some of the most popular things that people love – from food, to animals and more, and it’s a great way to inspire a discussion about what (and who) we love, and why.

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 love 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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