Pony Express Puzzles


Studies have shown that word search and other word puzzles can help improve memory, focus, vocabulary, word recognition, pattern recognition, and overall mental acuity! With this in mind, why not engage students in some brain exercises using these puzzles? Perfect to use while you are doing a unit on the Pony Express and the westward expansion of the United States.

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  • – Code Breaker puzzle
  • – 2 Word Search puzzles – Puzzle (a) can be used as a standalone puzzle as the words are given. Puzzle (b) must be used after students complete the Code Breaker. Once the words are ‘discovered’, they can then find them in the Word Search.

Word list for each puzzle: legendary, route, station, rider, gallop, prairie, pony, trail, mountains, express, saddle, telegraphy, westward, expansion, rushed, arrived, stagecoach, buffalo, outlaw, relay, letters, packages, communication

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