25 Free Word Search Printables

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You are going to love our free word search printables. We have over 25 for you to download.

Word searches are one of the best educational games that promote critical thinking, improve vocabulary, and enhance cognitive skills in an engaging and enjoyable manner.

Whether you use these in school or just for fun, these word search puzzles will keep you busy for hours as you try to find the words.

These are aimed at upper elementary aged kids and above, including us adults.

We have a free word search for nearly every holiday, and a few subjects such as Greek mythology, body parts, and more. These can be used alongside our free word scramble printables too.

We love adding fun into our homeschool and learning through play is my top tip.


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How to download the free word search printables?

There are 2 ways you can download our word search printables. The first is you can purchase all of them for a small fee (currently with 25% off), or you can click on each of the images and download each of them individually for free.

Whichever option you choose you will get the answer sheet for every single one.

There are at least 2 word searches included in the paid download that are not yet available on the blog but they will be included soon.

Supplies needed:

  • cardstock (normal copy paper will work)
  • pens or pencil

How to play word search puzzles?

Download the printable you want from the links below.

All of the word search printables have an answer sheet with them.

Below is an example of the Elf word search, apart from the July 4th word search and the Halloween word search they all follow this format.

elf word search printable

Make sure you don’t scribble out the letters when you find a word, as the same letter could be used multiple times. I find circling the words found is the best method.

The words can be found horizontally, diagonally, vertically, and both forwards and backward.

When you print them out make sure to not give the answer sheet.

What are the educational benefits of doing word searches?

There are loads of educational benefits that come along with doing word searches.

Including, of course, spelling, increased vocabulary, and the development of word recognition, and we like to use them as an end of unit wrap up.

Carry on reading to download the word search puzzles you want. Or download all of them for a small fee (currently with 25% off).

Last Updated on 1 June 2023 by homeschoolof1

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