Looking for a fun and educational way to celebrate the coming of Winter? These free printable Winter Word Searches are the perfect activity!
These Winter word searches cover everything there is to love about this fun season: falling leaves, cooler weather, holidays, harvest days, and more. Kids will love these winter word search puzzles and parents love that the kids are also working on spelling and vocabulary when completing the puzzles.
Whether you’re a teacher looking for a classroom or afterschool activity or a parent searching for a fun and educational way to celebrate autumn with your kids, these winter word searches are the perfect solution.
The first day of winter, also known as the winter solstice, is the day with the fewest hours of sunlight- making it the shortest day of the year.
The winter solstice is always on December 21 or 22 in the Northern Hemisphere. After the winter solstice the days start getting longer and longer until the summer solstice in June.
It’s a beautiful time of year, with cool weather, snow, and lots of celebrations!
And what better way to celebrate winter than with a word search!
Ways to Use the Printable Winter 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
- Developing problem solving skills
- Improve memory
- Learning to spell
- Improving vocabulary
- Pattern recognition
Plus they are great for the brain and for a screen-free entertainment option!
Here are a few ways to use these free printable Winter 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 grandma’s!
- As part of a Winter Festival or celebration for your homeschool/classroom.
- As an easy winter activity for the kids
- To jump start discussions about the season of Winter and what kinds traditions, holidays, and activities happen during the season.
- As part of a larger seasonal learning unit in your homeschool or classroom.
Download the Winter Word Search Printables Now
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 Winter Word Search Coloring Page
This first printable 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 18 words.
Hard Winter Word Search
This wordsearch is more difficult with words going both forwards, forwards, and diagonally.
There are 28 words to find.
More Winter Word Searches
These next few word searches have words that go up, down, and diagonally.
They have between 16 and 24 words each.
You are free to use these Winter 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.
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