Overview: Word searches are a great way to build vocabulary, improve spelling skills and exercise the brain. The following worksheet is a word search activity to use with the book Happy Birthday, Moon by Frank Asch. Use it as a follow-up activity to the story or as a literacy center. 

Recommended Grade Level(s): First, Second

Objectives: Students will be able to...

  1. Apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills to decode and locate words from the story Happy Birthday, Moon.


Happy Birthday Moon Word Search

Possible Modifications/Accommodations: 

  • Cover half of the words in the word bank to make the task more manageable.
  • Highlight the first letter of each word in the puzzle to help students locate words more easily.

Possible Extensions: Use one of our word search templates to allow students to create their own word search related to the story.