9 Best Free Printable Summer Word Search Puzzles for Kids

Last updated: May 9, 2023

Dive into a summer word search now that the sun’s shining and summer is here! The weather is HOT, the flowers are blooming, and we can smell the barbecue. If you’ve got kids at home during Summer Break and are looking for fun activities or want to challenge your own brain, our free printable word search puzzles are a great choice. They’re entertaining and educational for the whole family, whether you’re five or ninety-five years old!

Free printable Summer Word Search

If the summer sunshine makes you sweat, stay cool indoors or under a shady tree and get stuck into a summer word search puzzle. There are words galore about sunny summer days at home, at the beach, and on vacation.

They come in a range of themes (general, beach, vacation) and difficulties (easy, medium, hard), so there’s a word search perfect for all abilities. If your child is young, start from the easiest puzzle, and work through to the most difficult. Shhhhh – the kids won’t even notice they’re doing something educational!

The difficulty levels are:
Easy – 10 words; down & right directions only
Medium – 20 words; up, down, left & right directions
Hard – 30 words; up, down, left, right, & diagonals

Each puzzle has different words to find. They’re sure to keep the entire family busy searching! Why not even make it a race to finish?

Have you noticed that there always seems to be that ONE word that you can’t find? Don’t worry if you get stuck because, at the bottom of this page, you’ll find all of the solutions for each word search puzzle.

Let’s get started! All you need to do is print off the summer word search PDF, then search for the words on the list within the jumbled puzzle.

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Easy Summer Word Search Puzzles

Start your children off with an easy Summer word search. Each of these easy word searches has 10 hidden words, and the word direction is either right or down. There are no backward or diagonal words.

Medium Difficulty Summer Word Search Puzzles

Want to home your searching skills more? Each of these medium-difficulty Summer word searches has 20 hidden words, and the word direction is horizontal or vertical. But you’ll need to look very carefully because some of the words could be spelled backward!

Hard Summer Word Search Puzzles

These hard Summer word searches will really make you sweat! The challenging word searches have 30 hidden words each. And, just to make it extra difficult, the words can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal, and they can also be spelled backward! You and your kids can be very proud of yourselves if you find all the words in these tricky puzzles.

Solutions for Summer Word Searches

If your family is going crazy trying to find that last word in the puzzle, we have the solution! Here are the solutions to each summer word search so that you can give them a clue about where to find that elusive last word.

More Summer Printables for Kids

I hope you enjoyed our summer word search puzzles! If you’re looking for more summer activities, take a look at our huge collection of free coloring pages! They’re all completely free to download and will keep your little ones happily busy.

Or, if your kid just really loves word searches, check out our complete collection of Printable Word Searches on All Topics.