Grab a copy of this printable hard c soft c word search.
The word puzzle is free to download and print.
The difficulty level is easy.
The word search is best suited for early elementary aged children in grade 2.
The printable puzzle has 20 hidden hard c soft c words for kids to find and circle.
The words are only hidden horizontally and vertically. None are diagonal.
All words are forwards facing, in the direction easiest to read. None of the words are upside down or backwards making it easier for children to find.
The 20 words are hidden in a 12 X 14 large print grid of letters.
Most of the hidden words are grade 2 spelling words.
Hard C Words to Find
In 2nd grade children learn that the C has a hard sound if the vowel after the C is A, O, or U.
The word search has 8 hard C words for kids to find:
Soft C Words to Find
Another phonics rule is that a C is soft if the vowel after it is E, I, or Y.
The printable puzzle has 8 hidden soft C words to find:
Hidden Hard & Soft C Words
The phonics word search has 4 hidden words with a hard and soft C:
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