Free Printable Juneteenth Word Search

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Discover the joy of learning and celebration with our Juneteenth word search, a free printable designed to engage and educate.

This word puzzle is not just a fun activity, but a great way to honor and explore the profound meanings behind one of America’s most important holidays.

Each word selected, Freedom, Joy, Liberty, Unity, and more, reflects the spirit and history of Juneteenth, providing an enriching experience for both kids and adults.

Juneteenth marks a pivotal moment in American history, commemorating the end of slavery and celebrating African American freedom and achievements.

Our free word scramble printable embraces this celebration with words that resonate with the themes of heritage, resilience, and progress.

It’s a perfect tool for teachers, parents, and community leaders to use as an educational resource to spark conversations about the values of equality and liberty.

Juneteenth themed word search printable featuring key terms like 'Freedom', 'Heritage', and 'Emancipate' highlighted in a variety of colors, emphasizing the significance of the holiday.

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Why do we celebrate Juneteenth?

Juneteenth is celebrated as the day that marks the end of slavery in the United States.

It commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced the freedom of all enslaved people in the state, following the Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln over two years earlier.

The proclamation had freed slaves in Confederate states, but enforcement required the presence of Union troops.

Known also as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, Juneteenth is a celebration of African American culture and history. It’s a reminder of the long struggle for freedom and serves as an occasion to reflect on the ongoing pursuit of racial justice and equality.

Juneteenth word search printable

This Juneteenth word search is free to print and ideal for personal or classroom use. Scroll to the bottom of the post to access the PDF file.

Find the words related to Juneteenth horizontally, vertically, diagonally, forwards, or backward to add an extra layer of challenge to your search.

We’ve also included the word search answers, as some terms related to this historic day can be a bit challenging to find!

Tip: Using a highlighter pen or circling the letters is recommended. Avoid crossing out the letters once you find a word, as they might be part of another word!

Have fun learning with our Abraham Lincoln unit study.

Juneteenth word search answers

  • Freedom
  • Joy
  • Liberty
  • Unity
  • Jubilee
  • Hope
  • History
  • Embrace
  • Equality
  • Resilience
  • Heritage
  • Culture
  • Emancipate
  • Celebrate
  • Victory
  • Honor
  • Progress
  • Legacy
  • Courage
  • Pride

The answer sheet is included for the June Nineteenth word search.

Juneteenth-themed word search puzzle on a printable worksheet with terms like 'Freedom', 'Heritage', and 'Equality' highlighted in vibrant colors, surrounded by decorative beads symbolizing celebration and education

Additional printable word searches

Explore more with our collection of themed printable word searches:

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Download the free Juneteenth word search printable

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)