Huge list of 25+ free printable word searches you can download, including seasonal, holiday, and many more themes of word search printable puzzles.
Whether you are a teacher looking for word searches for the classroom, a parent looking for word searches for the kids to complete on rainy days, or an adult who just enjoys completing word search puzzles, you have come to the right place.
We have over 25 free printable word search puzzles available for download.
- Season Word Searches
- Holiday Word Searches
- Various Topic Word Searches
What is a Word Search?
A word search is an activity where you find specific words hidden within a grid of letters.
If you hear someone mention a word find or word seek, those are usually the same thing.
Why Do Word Searches?
Doing word puzzles such as word searches are a fun way of exercising your brain.
While solving the puzzles won’t necessarily make you smarter or increase your IQ, I believe that there are still many reasons to do them.
There is no doubt that solving word searches require focus and concentration.
I think that it is a great idea to use them as an activity to help reinforce spelling and vocabulary words.
Many word searches have decoy words hidden within them, just a few letters off from the actual word that needs to be found. These decoy words help make it essential to really focus and know the correct spelling of the word that needs to be found.
Another reason some people do word finds is simply that they enjoy doing them. Finding each word is like a small victory, and completing the entire word search gives a sense of accomplishment.
I have found that they are also a great way to unwind and clear your mind. Word finds require such concentration and focus it is difficult to think of much else. So next time you need to get your mind off of something, try doing a word search!
How can I get a Free Word Search?
- Browse the list of free printable word searches available below. Click on the specific one that you would like to download. This will open a new page.
- Scroll down on the page and click “download here” to download the PDF file to your computer.
- Open the file on your computer, and print on a regular sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ paper.
Free Printable Word Searches
25+ Free printable word searches for kids or adults.
General Word Searches
These word searches are great for any day of the year.
24 zoo animals to find, such as crocodile, elephant, and tiger
24 words for different types of clothes to find such as shirt, dress, shoes, jacket, and shoes
24 tasty desserts to find including cheesecake, pudding, and cupcake
10 colors to find including: red, green, blue, and purple
Days of the Week
8 words are hidden in this word search: the 7 days of the week plus the word "week"
Months of the Year
13 words to find including all 12 months plus the work "calendar"
18 math terms to find, such as: multiplication, fraction, and addition
Find the names of 21 of the most popular dog breeds hidden in this word search.
A whopping 100 words are hidden in this one, making it the most difficult word search puzzle we offer!
Season Word Searches
These printables are perfect for getting the kids excited for the start of a new season.
24 Winter-themed words to find including blizzard, sledding, and mittens
24 Spring-themed words to find such as April, bloom, hatch, and Easter
23 Summer-themed words to locate, such as sunglasses, beach, and vacation
15 Fall-themed words to find, such as autumn, harvest, and apple cider
Holiday Word Searches
Perfect for celebrating holidays and occasions throughout the year.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day words to find such as: courage, civil rights, and equality
18 Valentine's Day terms to find including heart, cupid, flowers, and chocolate
Includes the words Washington, Lincoln, America, and February.
St. Patrick's Day
15 St. Patrick's Day words like rainbow, Ireland, and shamrock are hidden in this word search
20 Easter words to locate, including jellybeans, bunny, and flowers
27 Earth Day words are hidden in this word find including recycle, environment, and oxygen
Cinco de Mayo
18 Cinco de Mayo themed words to find, including victory, maracas, and celebration
12 Mother's Day words are hidden in this puzzle, such as flowers, caring, and mother
Memorial Day Word Search Printable
22 words to find such as honor, parade, military, and service
12 Father's Day themed words are hidden in this puzzle, such as June, dad, and card
4th of July
21 Independence Day related words are hidden inside this word search puzzle
36 Halloween-themed words are packed into this challenging word search, including: hayride, monster, and costumes
20 Veterans Day-themed words are hidden in this word find, such as soldier, remember, and courage.
17 Thanksgiving-related words are hidden throughout this word search, including stuffing, pilgrims, and November
20 Christmas words are hidden in this puzzle, including gingerbread, elves, and December
18 New Years words to find such as resolution, countdown, and midnight
Want more free printable word searches?
I really enjoy creating word searches and would love more ideas of printables to make and share with you all.
If you have any suggestions for what I should make next, please leave me a note in the comments below.
I would love to have all these word searches.
We run a Community Service Seniors Group with seniors that are still active in the community. We would like to start Word Search (puzzle) as one of our monthly activities. Can you please send us all your printable Puzzles.
Thanks in advance.
Jaclyn Shimmel says
I think that is a wonderful idea!
I have it set up so that you can automatically download each word search that you would like. Just click through to the page of a particular word search that interests you and follow the instructions to download.
These are great for long term care!
Thank you so much for posting them my residents will love to do them!
Hi , I love that I have found these to be able to print . I have a reluctant reader who has a fascination with the “Amulet ” book series by Kazu Kibuishi . Are you able to do a few from them ?
Thank you from New Zealand 🙂
Sheryl Beaudoin says
Hi. I like that your puzzles have a border and small picture on them. Could you please make more, such as: types of music/instrument, rocks, tropical places, fish, hockey items, baseball items, video game items, sports equipment, vehicles, hunting (game, plants…), geography, pets, scary animals…
Anton Pieries says
Thanks very much for all these Word Searches. I like to use these when I tutor students in English.
I just love all your resources in Pinterest especially for languages.
Retired English Teacher from Canada
Veronica Buxton says
Great word searches to use with my elderly clients as I am their activities co-ordinator. However I thought you should let you know that there is a spelling mistake on the DESSERTS WORD SEARCH. The bottom word in the middle row of words to find is PASTY which is a savory food. I think it should have been PASTRY because that is the word that can be found in the grid. I changed the Y to an R and added another Y so as not to confuse the residents.
Jaclyn Shimmel says
Whoops! Thank you for pointing that out! I will get it fixed 🙂