Cicada Hunt!

Make Your Own Word Search

You can make your own word search at
DiscoverySchool.com:
< http://school.discovery.com/ >
You can either go directly to this page:
<http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com/WordSearchSetupForm.html>
Or, if that doesn't work, you can
click on the Teaching Tools link (under 
"For Teachers"), then look for Puzzlemaker.
You can make word searches and many
other sorts of puzzles.

Here are some word lists to get you started.
Highlight the words with your cursor, copy
them (CTRL-C on a PC), then paste them 
into the appropriate box (CTRL-V on a PC).  
We include easier, harder, and hardest words.
   

EASIER WORDS (from the Cicada Hunt! story):

CICADA CLIMBS CRAWLS NIGHT NYMPH SHEDS SKIN SUMMER TREE WINGS
   
   Here's a story that uses these words:

   Itís a warm summer night.  A cicada nymph digs out of the dirt.  
  
It crawls across the ground, finds a tree, and then climbs to 
   safety.  Then it sheds its skin, and its wings grow larger. 
   

HARDER WORDS (includes words from the 
More Finds page):

BURROW CAPTURED CICADA CLIMB CRAWL HUNT INFLATE MORNING NIGHTS NYMPHS PARALYZE SHED SIDEWALKS SKINS STINGERS SUMMER TREE UNDERGROUND WASPS WINGS

   Here's a story that uses these words:

Cicada nymphs live underground for years.  They burrow through the 
soil, suck sap from tree roots, and slowly grow.  Then, on warm summer 
nights, they dig to the surface and leave their burrows.  They crawl 
across the ground, find trees, and climb to safety.

Ethan and Aaron hunt for the nymphs on sidewalks near their home.  
They put captured nymphs in large plastic jars.  Overnight the nymphs 
shed
their skins and adult cicadas emerge.  Their wings inflate 
with blood.  The next morning, when the cicadasí wings are dry and 
stiff, the boys set them free.

Cicada killer wasps catch adult cicadas.  They paralyze them with 
their stingers and drag them down into their burrows.  The worm-like 
baby wasps will eat the cicadas.
  
   

HARDEST WORDS (includes words from the 
Cicada Mysteries pages):

ANNUAL BEETLE HATCHED INJURY ISOPODS LARVA LOCUST MAGICICADA MICROSCOPE MYSTERIES NEIGHBORHOOD PARASITES PATTERNS PERIODICAL PRICKLY SANDALID SPECIES SPRINGTAIL TIBICEN TUNNELS
   
Are some of these words unfamiliar to you?
Then click
on the word below to see it used in
a sentence.  (You will have to use your 
browser's BACK button to return to this
page):

ANNUAL BEETLE HATCHED INJURY ISOPODS LARVA LOCUST MAGICICADA MICROSCOPE MYSTERIES NEIGHBORHOOD PARASITES PATTERNS PERIODICAL PRICKLY SANDALID SPECIES SPRINGTAIL TIBICEN TUNNELS
   

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Copyright 2001 Eric D. Gyllenhaal                                                    Table of Contents
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This page was created on February 27, 2001, and it was last updated on September 3, 2005.