Whether it’s your favorite TV show or Monday Night Football, you might invite your friends over every week for a little viewing party. Now you want to kick it up a notch by adding something extra fun that doesn’t distract from the main event. A word search will fit the bill. Make a word search for your viewing party or watch party now. Or who knows, maybe some of these word searches will even inspire you to throw a party you weren’t planning.
TV Shows and Movies
TV gets better and better all the time, and with the rise of streaming apps, it’s easier to watch than ever. There are a number of shows out there right now that are wildly popular; make a word search about them with character lists, places unique to the show, or anything else fans would enjoy. This Game of Thrones word search lists most of the characters and places in the show. It might take your guests an entire episode to solve this one!
You could even make predictions about the latest episode with a word search. Maybe your list features characters you think might die in future episodes. This works well with soap operas, too. Did the last episode reveal someone has an evil twin? Guess who it is with a word search!
If you’re binge-watching a show or marathoning a movie (whether in parts or all at once), make a word search as a break between episodes or movies. This works well for shows like Stranger Things, or movies like Star Wars.
You could make a word search for every new installment of a franchise. Make a new puzzle every time another Marvel movie comes out, for example.
Many Americans watched the solar eclipse earlier this year, and some of our subscribers even made puzzles for their viewing parties.
However, you don’t have to wait for a big astronomical event to have a scientific viewing party. You can have parties and puzzles just for stargazing, or for visiting the planetarium. You might also pair your puzzles with a documentary or other educational movie. Meteor showers are great fun, too, and are made even more fun with a word search like this one.
If you have a fondness for the big scientific events, you can find all sorts of celestial events here. And mark your calendar now for the next total solar eclipse in the United states, which will take place April 8th, 2024.
Sports account for many regular viewing parties, and it’s not limited to the big games like the Super Bowl or the World Series. Make a word search for your favorite team, like this fan did with the Chicago Blackhawks.
We also love this word search Nicole made for the New England Patriots.
Sports word searches can be as general or as specific as you want. Simply list football terms if you don’t want to start a rivalry at your party. Or list every member of a team from a specific year to show off your knowledge. Add players to your word search, then change the word list to give only their jersey number as the clue. If you have several favorite game day snacks, put them in the puzzle! There are enough options to make a new word search every week.
No matter what you’re watching, and whether it’s for a party of one or one hundred, word searches will add something special. Have you thrown a type of viewing party or a watch party that didn’t make the list? Tell us about it in the comments section. Then go ahead and make some word searches for your next party, and add some crosswords to the mix while you’re at it!
Kristen Seikaly used her artistic background, research skills, and love for the internet to launch her first blog, Operaversity. Now she uses the skills to connect teachers, parents, and game enthusiasts with Crossword Hobbyist and My Word Search. She studied music at the University of Michigan, and now lives in Philadelphia.