My Mom loved Word Searches. Every time I saw a new one I would buy it for her. After a while I had to start looking for the JUMBO print ones. I thought I would make a word search of some things your loved one can do. And share a link for you to make your own. Happy Searching!
Above is a link for you to make your own word searches. I turn off the “words going backwards”. And tried to pick a font easy to read. You can make yours about anything but since you KNOW the person you care for, it may be fun for them to have a puzzle all about them. My Mom loved it. I had to print out many copies because she would finish it and then want to do it again.
Also her abilities to do the word search changed over the years. For many years she did them like we all do them. Then she started to find the words but circle each letter in the word and not around the whole word. My sister tried to tell her how she was doing it was wrong and wanted her to do it the “right way” and Mom would get mad at her and throw her word search book. I mean I don’t blame her. It was her book, it was making her happy, why did she have to do it the way someone else told her?
Then she started to just circle letters for words. She would think of a word. C A T and find those letters in the puzzle. It didn’t matter if they were together or not. if you looked at the puzzle, you couldn’t tell that’s what she was doing. But if you sat with her and asked she would explain how you do this puzzle. She was adapting for herself.
This is a hard lesson for us families to learn. We want our loved one to do things the “normal” way. We want them to be normal. But it’s not going to happen. So we need to just adapt ourselves and go with the flow. Who’s it hurting? Right? Probably ourselves if we push them to try and do these that are “normal”. I mean what is normal anyway?