59 Printable Word Search Puzzles

Word search puzzles are entertaining as well as educational.

  • Word search puzzles improve spelling. Just by searching for a word, puzzlers are learning to spell. In fact, they are rehearsing the spelling over and over in their minds as they look for the letters the word contains.
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  • Word search puzzles improve concentration. A valuable and increasingly rare skill, concentration is required to successfully complete these or just about any puzzle. They really do encourage the brain to stay focused.
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  • Word search puzzles enhance visual acuity. Eyes that are trained regularly to look for small details will be stronger and more effective in many situations.
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  • Most importantly, word search puzzles are entertaining! They can really come in handy during doctor visits, long trips in the car, or anytime you are hoping your child can sit still for a while.
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Our selection of printable word search puzzles are perfect for when you need to keep bored children occupied, whether you’re a parent at home or a teacher in the classroom. Our word search exercise to improve spelling can also be used as a tool to improve spelling.

Each puzzle sheet is in printer-friendly Adobe PDF format and can be printed off directly for immediate use or alternatively saved to a PC for a later date. Each word search has eight to ten words to hunt for on each puzzle sheet. To print out your word search puzzle, just click on the link or image you want to view and print the puzzle.


Word search exercise to improve spelling, level 1

Word search exercise, level 1, number 1 (ea as in break; and bl-)
Word search exercise, level 1, number 2 (cr- and review)
Word search exercise, level 1, number 3 (-ck and review)
Word search exercise, level 1, number 4 (ea as in bread and review)

Word search exercise, level 1, number 5 (ea as in teach and review)
Word search exercise, level 1, number 6 (-gh and review)
Word search exercise, level 1, number 7 (gh- and review)
Word search exercise, level 1, number 8 (i as in ivory and review)
Word search exercise, level 1, number 9 (g as in giant and review)
Word search exercise, level 1, number 10 (silent k and review)
Word search exercise, level 1, number 11 (-nd and review)
Word search exercise, level 1, number 12 (o as in ocean and review)
Word search exercise, level 1, number 13 (-pt and review)
Word search exercise, level 1, number 14 (qu- and review)
Word search exercise, level 1, number 15 (-rd and review)
Word search exercise, level 1, number 16 (sn- and review)
Word search exercise, level 1, number 17 (-st and review)
Word search exercise, level 1, number 18 (tw- and review)
Word search exercise, level 1, number 19 (u as in humans and review)
Word search exercise, level 1, number 20 (oo as in bathroom and review)
Word search exercise, level 1, number 21 (oo as in bookshop and review)
Word search exercise, level 1, number 22 (ou as in couch and review)
Word search exercise, level 1, number 23 (ow as in coward and review)
Word search exercise, level 1, number 24 (sh and review)
Word search exercise, level 1, number 25 (ch and review)
Word search exercise, level 1, number 26 (wh and review)
Word search exercise, level 1, number 27 (th – voiceless th – and review)
Word search exercise, level 1, number 28 (th – voiced th – and review)


Word search exercise to improve spelling, level 2

Word search exercise, level 2, number 1 (ai; and eigh as in eight and height)
Word search exercise, level 2, number 2 (ch as in character and review)
Word search exercise, level 2, number 3 (ph and review)
Word search exercise, level 2, number 4 (igh and review)
Word search exercise, level 2, number 5 (dge and review)
Word search exercise, level 2, number 6 (mb – silent b – and review)
Word search exercise, level 2, number 7 (silent m and n)

Word search exercise, level 2, number 8 (oa as in approached and review)
Word search exercise, level 2, number 9 (or as in orphanage and review)
Word search exercise, level 2, number 10 (silent p and review)
Word search exercise, level 2, number 11 (wr – silent w – and review)
Word search exercise, level 2, number 12 (c pronounced as ‘s’ and review)
Word search exercise, level 2, number 13 (y pronounced as ‘uh’ and review)
Word search exercise, level 2, number 14 (ough pronounced as ‘oa’ or ‘oo’ and review)
Word search exercise, level 2, number 15 (oi as in ointment and review)
Word search exercise, level 2, number 16 (oy as in oyster and review)
Word search exercise, level 2, number 17 (aw as in awkward and review)
Word search exercise, level 2, number 18 (ar as in article and review)
Word search exercise, level 2, number 19 (ch pronounced as ‘sh’ and review)
Word search exercise, level 2, number 20 (-ous and review)
Word search exercise, level 2, number 21 (i-ous and review)
Word search exercise, level 2, number 22 (sion pronounced as ‘shun’ and review)
Word search exercise, level 2, number 23 (tion pronounced as ‘shun’ and review)
Word search exercise, level 2, number 24 (-ance and review)
Word search exercise, level 2, number 25 (im- meaning not and review)
Word search exercise, level 2, number 26 (-ity and review)
Word search exercise, level 2, number 27 (-itive and review)
Word search exercise, level 2, number 28 (-ment and review) 


Themed word search puzzles

Christmas

Farm animals

Vegetables