Looking for a fun and educational way to celebrate the season of spring? These free printable Spring Word Searches are the perfect activity!

These spring word searches cover everything there is to love about spring – warmer weather, baby animals, flowers, and more. Kids will love these spring word search puzzles and parents love that the kids are also working on spelling and vocabulary when completing the puzzles. 

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Whether you’re a teacher looking for a classroom activity or a parent searching for a fun and educational way to celebrate springtime with your kids, these Spring word searches are the perfect solution.


spring word searches


The first day of spring is determined by the astronomical event known as the vernal equinox,. This is when the sun is directly above the equator resulting in equal periods of daylight and darkness.

This usually occurs on March 20th or 21st in the Northern Hemisphere, marking the official start of spring.

Spring is also signifies the changing of the seasons in terms of weather as well. The days get longer, the temperatures get warmer, and new life begins. 

Coming out of the cold, dark, winter, spring is a happy time of year, full of color and life. 


Free Printable Spring Word Search for Kids

Everyone loves spring, right? There’s more sun, holidays like Easter, and Spring Break to look forward too!

Use one of these free printable spring word searches as a way to kick off and celebrate the new season.

These puzzles are perfect for introducing spring vocabulary to kids and helping them learn about the season.

There are 5 different printable spring word puzzles to choose from. 


Ways to Use the Printable Spring Word Searches

Word searches are a fun pastime for people of all ages. They have tons of benefits too- from relaxation to anxiety relief to stimulating the brain. 

When it comes to kids, word searches have even more benefits. Such as:

  • Help with word development
  • Learning to spell
  • Improving vocabulary
  • Developing problem solving skills
  • Pattern recognition
  • Improve memory

And many more! They are great for the brain and for a screen-free entertainment option!

Here are a few ways to use these free printable Spring word searches:

  • As a anxiety relieving or calming activity. Word searches occupy the mind and keep it off of stressful thoughts.
  • As a car ride activity. Just add a pencil and clipboard and you have a fun screen-free activity for a long trip.
  • As part of a spring celebration for your homeschool/classroom.
  • As an easy spring activity on the first day of spring
  • To jump start discussions about the meaning of spring and what kinds of changes take place in the season.
  • As part of a larger seasonal learning unit in your homeschool or classroom. (You can find Summer Word Searches here)


spring word search example pages


Download the Free Printable Spring Word Searches

To download, simply click on the image or link below the word search you want and it will download to your device. 

They are all PDF files that are easily printed from home. 


Spring Word Search #1

This first printable Spring word search can double as a coloring page!

It’s great for younger kids and it’s less difficult with words only going up and down- no backwards or diagonal. 

This easy word search has 17 words.


easy spring word search coloring page



Spring Word Search #2

The second word search of medium difficulty.

It has 20 different words that can go in up, down, or diagonally.


spring word search with pastel colors



Spring Word Search #3

This next word search is all about spring flowers!

It has 20 different flower words that can go up, down, or diagonally.


spring word search flowers edition



Spring Word Search #4

This next word search is more difficult and is better for kids who are a little older or love a challenge.

It has 28 different words that can go in any direction- forwards, backwards, up, down, or diagonally.


hard spring search



Spring Word Search #5

This last word search is circular shaped. It’s black and white for easy printing. 

It has 21 different words that can go in up, down, or diagonally- but not backwards!


spring word search in cirlce shape


You are free to use these Spring word searches for personal use at home or in the classroom. Please don’t share the file, but if you’d like to share the word search with friends, please forward this page to them so that they can download the file themselves. These downloads may not be used in any commercial fashion. 

Want more word searches? Click here for all of the Printable Word Searches.


You may also like these other spring printables and activities:

St. Patrick’s Day Word Searches

Easter Word Search (Religious and Non)

Free Spring Acrostic Poem Templates

Free Printable Mother’s Day Cards to Color

Free Printable Rainbow Coloring Pages

Realistic Flower Coloring Pages for All Ages

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