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 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?

  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.

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.

Season Word Searches

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

Holiday Word Searches

Perfect for celebrating holidays and occasions throughout the year.

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.

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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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