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Free Printable Summer Word Search for Kids

Download two free printable summer word search puzzles (answer sheets available!)with word lists perfect for the season of summer.

easy summer word search printout in black and white with illustration of a sun wearing a snorkel and mask, an ant and pool toys

Happy summer, friends!

Ready to beat the heat with a fun and challenging (and FREE) indoor activity for the kids?

These free printable summer word searches for kids are a great way to have some quiet time inside when rain or unbearable heat forces you indoors for a bit.

We have two levels to choose from so you’ll have something for everyone! And, if you have some kiddos who are able to finish quickly, they can spend time coloring in the pictures when they’re done with the word search!

(Speaking of coloring pages, be sure to also grab our free printable summer coloring pages before you go).

If you like to have answer sheets on hand, scroll down to the bottom of the post to download the full bundle with both word searches and their answers.

Two summer word search puzzle sheets in black and white with pink and blue background

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Free Printable Summer Word Search Puzzles for Kids

Whether you have a young child just starting to learn how to read or an older sibling who loves a good challenge, there are two levels of difficulty available to download.

Below, you’ll find an easy download button for each sheet.

Plus, at the bottom of this post, we have a bigger download pack that includes both summer word searches and their respective answer sheets (just in case someone needs a little help!).

Easy Summer Word Search

The first level is perfect for younger kids, with larger fonts and simpler word lists. This word search includes vocabulary that is easily associated with summer fun, such as fish, camp, and swim. As children search for these words, they not only build their reading skills but also reinforce their understanding of the themes of the season.

This smaller word search is a great option for beginning readers. The puzzle contains 10 words that are easy for younger kids to read. Also, there are no diagonal words.

easy summer word search printout in black and white with illustration of a sun wearing a snorkel and mask, an ant and pool toys

Summer Word Search: 20 Words

For older kids, the second level offers a more complex puzzle. The fonts are slightly smaller, and the word lists include longer words appropriate for more advanced readers.

There are 20 summer words hidden in this puzzle! Can you find them all? Grab this printable for stronger readers who are up for more of a challenge. The words in this puzzle go every way except backwards.

summer word search with twenty words and cute drawings of a flip flop, a hot dog, a sun, and a popsicle

Both Word Searches with Answer Sheets PDF

Has anyone has gotten stuck? Or, would you like to grab both word searches and have the answers handy? If so, grab the PDF download for the 4 page bundle that includes both summer word search puzzles with their answer keys.

word search sheets for summer  with answer sheets on pink and blue wavy background

Thanks for visiting and good luck with these word search challenges!

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