Celebrate pollinators with these two pollinator word searches. An easy version with 8 hidden terms and a difficult puzzle with 14 hidden words!
Pollinators are a vital part of our ecosystems. We often think about bees and butterflies, but other animals and insects can pollinate plants.
Learn the names of different pollinators with these fun word searches!
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To Print, simply click the image to bring up a PDF version of the puzzle. Each sheet fits a standard 8 ½ by 11 inch piece of paper. Of course, don't forget to print off the answer key!
Skills to Practice
- Pollinator Identification
- Science Vocabulary Terms
- Letter Identification
- Fine Motor Skills
These word searches are fun activities to go along with a unit study about plants, flowers, and pollinators.
Hunting for specific words reinforces the names of different pollinators. Kids can also practice spelling scientific vocabulary terms including nectar, pollinate, and pollen.
Many children are surprised to find out that animals including bats pollinate flowers. It would be fun to take this word search outside and observe pollinators in action while you learn about them together!
Perfect for young learners, the easy version has only 8 hidden terms. Words are hidden both horizontally and vertically within the puzzle.
I added images around the sides of the puzzle that your child can color. The images also reinforce the concept of pollination!
Pollinator Vocabulary: ant, bat, bee, beetle, butterfly, flower, nectar, and pollen.
The next puzzle is more advanced and has 14 hidden words. Along with the name of different pollinators kids can find antennae, nectar, and pollen.
As your child finds the words, you can discuss how animals and insects pollinate blooms. Along with the life cycle of a plant! Dissecting flowers, like tulips is a fun hands-on way to observe the parts of a plant.
Pollinators Vocabulary: ant, antennae, bat, bee, beetle, bloom, butterfly, flower, fly, hummingbird, nectar, moth, pollen, and pollinate.
You can find an activity guide for learning about the parts of a flower in this post - parts of a tulip exploration.
Explore pollinators with these additional coloring pages! Nature inspired designs that are great for kids in preschool, kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade!
Kids also love learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. These free butterfly sorting cards and worksheets are perfect when studying Monarch butterflies!
These printables were created by Nature Inspired Learning and are for personal use only for your home, classroom, or public library. All of these free pollinator word searches are for non-commercial use. See full disclosure.