Printable Word Search Puzzles

hidden word in a grid of random letters

Our selection of free Printable Word Search Puzzles for Kids are perfect for when you need to keep bored children occupied for 10 minutes whether you’re a parent at home or a teacher in the class room. Each unique 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 kids’ word search sheet has a unique theme, and there are twelve words or phrases for children to hunt for on each A4 puzzle sheet. Quiz themes currently available range from educational (e.g. physics and Presidents of the USA) through home hazards to fun themes like Star Wars, signs of the zodiac, The Simpsons and Roald Dahl characters.

The answers to all of these free children’s word puzzles are available in a single PDF booklet which can be found at the very bottom of this page. Have fun and let us know if there are any themes you would like us to add. Roald Dahl is our most popular so far.

Check out our new Two-Player Word Search Sheets too for something a little different

Preview of picture pattern search hearts cats and flowers

Picture Pattern Search with Hearts, Cats and Flowers

Here’s something a bit different to print out and keep kids occupied … it’s a picture pattern search rather than a word search. Suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities and if they’re popular we’ll create some more. There are nine picture patterns at the bottom of the page that are each hidden in the grid. Kids can time themselves and others to see who is the fastest. Want more? … please let us know.

Here’s the Answer Sheet for our Picture Pattern Search with Hearts, Cats and Flowers.

Preview of Printable Children's Wordsearch Sheet about Star Wars
Star Wars Word Search Quiz

Join forces with your favourite Star Wars characters and battle the Dark Side of this Star Wars puzzle. Hunt the galaxy for Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Leia, Chewbacca the Wookie, Obi-Wan and Darth Vader. We recommend using a pen rather than a lightsabre … May The Force Be With You … always.
Preview of Printable Children's Wordsearch Sheet about the Weather

Printable Weather Word Search Quiz

We British are always preoccupied with the weather, we’re either too hot, too cold or too wet! Join in with our national pastime by searching for some weather related words including sunshine, clouds, lightning, hail, fog and thunder ….. and don’t forget our most favourite one of all, drizzle !

Preview of Printable Children's Wordsearch Sheet about The Simpsons TV Characters

Printable Simpsons Word Search Quiz

Hunt all over Springfield and search out some of your favourite Simpsons cartoon characters including Marge, Homer, Bart, Lisa, Maggie, Apu and the eccentric Mr Burns. We didn’t have enough room to include Apu’s very long surname; it’s Nahasapeemapetilon if you didn’t know.

Preview of Printable Children's Wordsearch Sheet about Astrology and the Signs of the Zodiac

Printable Astrology Word Search Quiz

Have fun searching for the twelve signs of the zodiac like Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Libra and Sagittarius. (This printable word search is not recommended for Taureans because apparently they will start off with lots of patience but might eventually lose their temper if they get frustrated!)

Preview of Printable Children's Wordsearch Sheet about Roald Dahl Characters

Printable Roald Dahl Character Word Search Quiz

A genius and visionary author, Roald Dahl continues to delight kids and adults alike with his weird and inventive stories; many of which are now blockbuster movies. Fans can search for their favourite Roald Dahl heroes like Charlie, Matilda and Mr Fox, and a few good old villains too like The Twits and The Witches.

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Printable Physics Word Search Quiz

From famous physicists like Einstein and Newton, to neutrons, magnetism, mass and acceleration ….. print out our free kids’ physics quiz sheet and children can have fun while learning as they search for important scientific hidden words in the amazing science of physics. Pure magnetism!

Preview of Printable Children's Wordsearch Sheet about Harry Potter Characters

Printable Harry Potter Character Word Search Quiz

J. K Rowling’s literary creations continue to top the best-sellers lists. Take a magical journey to Hogwarts and reveal the secrets of all your favourite characters including Harry Porter, Hermione, Ron, Dumbledore, the mighty Hagrid, the unpleasant Malfoy and Dudley, and of course Voldemort.

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Printable Baby Animal Word Search Quiz

Perfect for younger children this printer friendly PDF puzzle generally has shorter words (except spiderling!) which should make it less challenging than some of our other free quizzes. Kids can get cute and cuddly looking for a puppy, kitten, lamb, chick and fawn …. not so cuddly are tadpoles and fish fry.

Preview of Printable Children's Wordsearch Sheet about Capital Cities

Printable Capital Cities Word Search Quiz

The perfect accompaniment to a school geography project on capital cities of the world we’ve chosen a few of the more well known places to hunt for. So grab a guide book and camera and head off for London, Paris, Wellington, Rome, Tokyo, Vienna and several other amazing capital cities of the world.

Preview of Printable Children's Wordsearch Sheet about Home Hazards

Printable Home Hazards Word Search Quiz

Young and old children alike benefit from being properly educated about hazards around the home. Our printable home hazard quiz for kids helps to reinforce all the everyday dangers, risks and hazards that they may encounter in their own home (or others’ homes) including matches, sharp knives, medicines and chemicals, electricity and garden ponds

Preview of Printable Children's Wordsearch Sheet about American Presidents

Printable American Presidents Word Search Quiz

Powerful and often controversial these men have shaped the history of The United States of America and influenced the whole world. Our word search puzzle of American Presidents includes famous names like Washington, Roosevelt, Clinton, Nixon, Reagan, Lincoln and the current President Obama.

Need the solutions? Help is at hand! All of the ANSWERS to our word search quizzes are available in this single Adobe PDF document (the file size is approximately 0.4MB).