25+ FREE Printable Word Searches

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Huge list of 25+ free printable word searches you can download, including seasonal, holiday, and many more themes of word search printable puzzles.

25+ Free Printable Word Searches for Kids

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 is 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 requires 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?

  1. 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.
  2. Scroll down on the page and click “download here” to download the PDF file to your computer.
  3. Open the file on your computer, and print on a regular sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ paper.

General Word Searches

These word searches are great for any day of the year.

Zoo Animals
24 zoo animal names to find, such as crocodile elephant, and tiger.
Get Zoo Word Search
Zoo animal word search free printable for kids with 24 zoo animals to find including elephant, tiger, lion, kangaroo, and gorilla.
Clothing
24 words for different types of clothes to find such as shirt, dress, shoes, jacket, and shoes.
Get Clothing Word Search
A free clothing word search printable with 24 words for different types of clothes to find such as shirt, dress, shoes, jacket, and shoes.
Desserts
24 tasty desserts to find including cheesecake, pudding, and cupcake.
Get Desserts Word Search
A fun desserts word search printable with 24 tasty desserts to find.
Colors
10 colors to find including red, green, blue, and purple.
Get Colors Word Search
Colors word search free printable worksheet for kids. Ten color words to find including red, yellow, green, orange, blue and pink.
Day of the Week
8 words are hidden in this word search: the 7 days of the week plus the word "week."
Get Days of the Week Word Search
This days of the week word search has 8 words to find -- the 7 days plus the word week
Months of the Year
13 words to find including all 12 months plus the work "calendar."
Get Months Word Search
A free printable months of the year word search puzzle worksheet. This activity is great for children learning how to spell the months of the year.
Math
18 math terms to find, such as multiplication, fraction, and addition.
Get Math Word Search
A free math word search printable with 18 math terms to find, including: decimal, algebra, multiplication, fraction, and addition.
Dog Breeds
Find the names of 21 of the most popular dog breeds hidden in this word search.
Get Dog Breeds Word Search
Printable Dog Word Search
100 Words
A whopping 100 words are hidden in this one, making it the most difficult word search puzzle we offer!
Get 100 Word Word Search
100 Word Word Search

Season Word Searches

These printables are perfect for getting the kids excited for the start of a new season.

Winter
24 Winter-themed words to find including blizzard, sledding, and mittens.
Get Winter Word Search
Winter word search printable worksheet with 24 Winter themed vocabulary words. Download and print for the classroom or as a fun activity at home.
Spring
24 Spring-themed words to find such as April, bloom, hatch, and Easter.
Get Spring Word Search
Free Spring Word Search Worksheet Printable
Summer
23 Summer-themed words to locate, such as sunglasses, beach, and vacation.
Get Summer Word Search
Free Summer word search printable worksheet with 23 Summer themed vocabulary words. Perfect for the classroom or as a fun seasonal activity at home.
Fall
15 Fall-themed words to find, such as autumn, harvest, and apple cider.
Get Fall Word Search Printable
Free Fall Word Search printable worksheet with 15 Fall themed vocabulary words. Perfect for the classroom or as a fun Autumn activity at home.

Holiday Word Searches

Perfect for celebrating holidays and special 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.
Get MLK Day Word Search
This Martin Luther King Jr. word search printable worksheet with 15 words to find is a fun and educational MLK Day activity for the classroom or at home.
Valentine’s Day
18 Valentine's Day terms to find including heart, cupid, flowers, and chocolate.
Get Valentine’s Day Word Search
Printable Valentine's word search for kids with 18 words to find.
Presidents’ Day
Includes the words Washington, Lincoln, America, and February.
Get Presidents’ Day Word Search
Presidents Day Printable Word Search Puzzle for Kids
St. Patrick’s Day
15 St. Patrick's Day words like rainbow, Ireland, and shamrock are hidden in this word search.
Get St. Patrick’s Day Word Search
Free St. Patrick's Day Word Search Printable Worksheet
Easter
20 Easter words to locate, including jellybeans, bunny, and flowers.
Get Easter Word Search
Easter word search with 20 easter-related words and a bunny and easter egg graphics.
Earth Day
27 Earth Day words are hidden in this word find including recycle, environment, and oxygen.
Get Earth Day Word Search
Free Earth Day Word Search Printable Worksheet
Cinco de Mayo
18 Cinco de Mayo themed words to find, including victory, maracas, and celebration.
Get Cinco de Mayo Word Search
Cinco de Mayo word search printable worksheet with 18 words to find. A fun Cinco de Mayo activity for the kids in the classroom or at home.
Mother’s Day
12 Mother's Day words are hidden in this puzzle, such as flowers, caring, and mother.
Get Mother’s Day Word Search
Mother's Day word search printable worksheet with 12 words to find. Download this free printable Mother's Day activity for kids here.
Memorial Day
22 words to find such as honor, parade, military, and service.
Memorial Day Word Search
Memorial Day Free Printable Word Search Puzzle for Kids
Father’s Day
12 Father's Day themed words are hidden in this puzzle, such as June, dad, and card.
Get Father’s Day Word Search
Father's Day word search puzzle
4th of July
21 Independence Day related words are hidden inside this word search puzzle.
4th of July Word Search
4th of July Word Search Worksheet
Halloween
36 Halloween-themed words are packed into this challenging word search, including: hayride, monster, and costumes.
Halloween Word Search
Veterans Day
20 Veterans Day-themed words are hidden in this word find, such as soldier, remember, and courage.
Name Veterans Day Word Search
Veterans Day Printable Word Search Puzzle for Kids
Thanksgiving
17 Thanksgiving-related words are hidden throughout this word search, including stuffing, pilgrims, and November.
Thanksgiving Word Search
Free Thanksgiving Word Search printable worksheet with 17 Thanksgiving themed vocabulary words. Perfect for the classroom or as a fun activity at home.
Christmas
20 Christmas words are hidden in this puzzle, including gingerbread, elves, and December.
Get Christmas Word Search
Free Christmas Word Search printable worksheet with 20 Christmas themed vocabulary words. Perfect for the classroom or as a fun Christmas activity at home.
New Years Word Search
18 New Years words to find such as resolution, countdown, and midnight.
Get New Year’s Word Search
New Year's Eve Word Search Free printable worksheet with 18 New Year's themed vocabulary words. A fun word find activity for kids and adults alike!

Want more free printable word searches?

I really enjoy creating word searches and would love more ideas for 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.

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9 Comments

  1. Dear Sir/Madam:

    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.

    Warm Regards.

    1. 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.

  2. These are great for long term care!
    Thank you so much for posting them my residents will love to do them!

  3. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚
    Bronwyn

  4. 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…
    Thank you!
    Sheryl Beaudoin

  5. 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.

    Anton Pieries
    Retired English Teacher from Canada

  6. 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.

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