The Berlin Candy Bomber (Gail Seymour Halvorsen) was born on October 10, 1920, Salt Lake City, Utah and died on February 16, 2022, at 101 years of age. Giving hungry children in Berlin a stick of gum was not enough for him. He came up with the idea of dropping small handkerchief parachutes filled with candy and gum to them as his airplane approached. “How will we know it is you?”, asked the children. “I’ll wiggly my wings,” he said. And that’s how he got his other nickname, “Uncle Wiggly Wings.” Halvorsen and his fellow pilots eventually dropped more than 21 tons of candy to hungry children after WWII from 1948-49. This wordsearch is a small token of our appreciation for his heartfelt service during those challenging times.
Word searches develop spelling skills, extend vocabulary, and emphasize pattern recognition. Find all the hidden words! Enjoy replaying one of your favorite word searches. Each time you replay it, the words are reordered to make it more challenging.
Word Search Instructions:
1. To view vocabulary words in the boxes below the puzzle, click on each box.
2. To play, click on the first letter of the word and then click on the last letter of the vocabulary word to highlight the entire word in the puzzle.
3. Words may be found going forward, backward, up, down, or diagonally.
4. After each vocabulary word is found, each word in the box will have a slash through it if clicked on.
5. Once you have completed the word search, a message will say “CONGRATULATIONS! YOU WIN!”
6. Have fun!
Mobile version may vary. (Word Box: gum, candy, airplane, Berlin, Halvorsen).
Homeschoolers: sketch/color an illustration. Give your picture a title. Theme: happiness. Read the exciting story called “The Flying Trunk” in Learning to Read: Fairy Tale Adventures. Describe Sven’s adventures. How did Sven try to make people happy? Write about what you do to put a smile on someone’s face.
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