The Wordsearch Designer is a computer program produced to help
you create your own wordsearches. The program is simple and easy
to use. The simplicity of it means that you can create a wordsearch
in just a few minutes. The wordsearches can be printed out, or
you can use the included wordsearch viewer program. There are quite
a few options when making a wordsearch. You can change the size
of the grid, the font, and the direction in which the words are
I used this program to make wordsearches for my first grader.
I took the words from her spelling lesson, and added spelling words
from previous lessons. She enjoyed searching for the words, and
it helped prepare her for the next lesson. This program is best
suited for first graders and up. Older children would probably
enjoy making their own wordsearches. If you decide to print the
wordsearch, you have two options: portrait, which prints one wordsearch,
or landscape, which will print two. I chose the landscape option
because I was then able to make an answer key from the second wordsearch,
which gave my daughter the opportunity to correct her own work.
This program would work well for homeschoolers, as well as traditional
I like the program, but one thing that I found lacking was the
size of the font and grid once printed. You are able to change
the size of the grid to accommodate more words, but that does not
change the size of the font, or the size of each square in the
grid. Therefore, the letters are small and slightly close together,
which makes it more difficult to search, especially for my first
grader. This would not be a problem if you were able to increase
the size, once you go to print. I would recommend it to those with
older children, because the grid size and font is so small. At
this stage in our homeschooling, I would not purchase this program.
My children are all too young. I will still use it with my first
grader, though, because I think she will benefit from it.