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

These summer word searches cover everything there is to love about summer- vacation, sunshine, swimming, summer camp, and more. Kids will love these summer 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 or camp activity or a parent searching for a fun and educational way to celebrate summertime with your kids, these summer word searches are the perfect solution.


summer word search puzzles


The first day of summer 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 Summer Word Search for Kids

Everyone loves summer, right? There weather is nice, school’s out, the swimming pool is open, and you get to look forward to family vactions.

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

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

There are 4 different printable summer word puzzles to choose from. 


Ways to Use the Printable Summer Word Searches

Word search puzzles 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

Plus they are great for the brain and for a screen-free entertainment option!

Here are a few ways to use these free printable summer 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 your long trip to the beach!
  • As part of a summer celebration for your homeschool/classroom.
  • As an easy summer activity on the first day of summer
  • To jump start discussions about the meaning of summer and what kinds of changes take place in the season.
  • As part of a larger seasonal learning unit in your homeschool or classroom.


summer 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. 


Easy Summer Word Search #1

This first printable Summer 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 20 words.


easy summer word search coloring page



Hard Summer Word Search #2

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

It has 27 different summer words that can go in any direction- forwards, backwards, up, down, or diagonally.



hard summer word search



Summer Beach Vacation Word Search #3

This next word search is all about going to the beach!

It has 23 different beachy words that can go up, down, or diagonally.


summer beach vacation word search



Summer Word Search #4

The last word search of medium difficulty.

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


medium difficulty summer word search



You are free to use these Summer 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. 


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