We use word searches a lot in our homeschooling. Not only are they fun, but they are a great way to practice reading and spelling, too. So, I make word searches on various topics as we work our way through learning modules.
Another great thing to do with word searches is to use them to as an addition to your Thanksgiving games for the kiddie table. If a child can identify ABCs, they can usually do a word search (even if they can’t read). Enjoy this free printable worksheet–print some out and spread them around the kids’ area for Thanksgiving. You can even make a little competition by offering a little gift to the kid who finishes first.