Teaching Resource

Goods and Services Word Search

PDF, Google Slides | 2 pages|Grades: 1 - 2

Stretch your students’ vocabulary and reading skills with this economics-focused word search that features examples of goods and services.

This worksheet is best used as an independent practice to support your Goods & Services teaching presentation and for Social Studies lessons on topics like community, economics, and occupations. 

Students will find the following horizontal, vertical and diagonal vocabulary words:

  • Goods
  • Doctor
  • Waiter
  • Librarian
  • Services
  • Soccer ball
  • T-shirt
  • Firefighter
  • Consumer
  • Veterinarian
  • Toys
  • Bananas
  • Producer
  • Police officer
  • Soap
  • Pencil

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Even More Goods and Services Worksheet Activities 

This word search is an excellent task for fast finishers! But you can also use this game to create additional opportunities for active learning, lesson reviews, comprehension assessments, and more. 

🖍️ Giant Word Search

Project this worksheet onto your whiteboard during your social studies lessons, and have students take turns walking up to the board to circle the words. 

🧢 Charades 

Write each word on a piece of scrap paper, fold them up, and put them into a container. To play, divide your class or small group into two teams. Teams will take turns sending up one student to choose a word from the bowl and get 30 seconds to act out the word soundlessly for their team. If no one guesses the word, it goes back into the bowl, and no point is given. Once every student has had their turn to act out a word, the game is over, and the group with the highest points wins. 

✏️ Sentence Writing

Have students practice writing full sentences with words from the list. As a challenge, see how many sentences they can write that use more than one of the words.  

Easily Prepare This Goods and Services Worksheet 

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.  

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity! Print a few copies on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can circle the words with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse them. 

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This resource was created by Allie Kleijnjans, a teacher in Pennsylvania and Teach Starter Collaborator.

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