Puzzles are not only a good way to pass the time—they also exercise the brain. Puzzles that are related to a historical event, celebration, or special day are even more engaging and meaningful. August 26 is Women's Equality Day. Celebrate the 1920 passage of the 19th amendment to the Constitution, which granted women the right to vote by solving the Women's Right to Vote word search puzzle and learn about the event.

  1. Review the word list in advance of the activity and be prepared to explain them. You can ask a community member who has an interest in history to provide some information.
  2. Print the puzzle and hand out a copy to each participant. Give each person a pen or pencil.
  3. Announce the reason for doing the puzzle:  "Today is World Equality Day (August 26). The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote.  Let's solve a word search and learn more about this milestone."
  4. As you read the word list, explain the meaning of the words.
    Encourage everyone to share what they know about women's suffrage.


For more special days and activity ideas, check out the Special Days section of Activity Connection.

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