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1st Grade Summer Word Search

Celebrate the first day of summer with this printable 1st grade summer word search.

The printable word search for kids is a fun and educational summer activity for teachers to give early finishers in the classroom. The puzzle is also a great quiet activity for parents, grandparents, and summer camp counselors to have on hand during the summer holidays.

This easy word search puzzle has 4 different versions of the puzzle to choose from. The puzzle can be printed in:

  1. in black and white with uppercase letters
  2. in black and white with lowercase letters
  3. in color with uppercase letters
  4. in color with lowercase letters.
A printable summer word search for kids. The easy word find has 12 hidden words in a 10X12 grid of lowercase letters. Each of the words to find has an image showing what the word is.

Skill Level

The easy summer word search is ideal for younger elementary students. It was specifically designed for children preparing to enter first grade.

Each word has a picture, so children can complete the puzzle without knowing how to read.

The words to find are mostly simple 4 letter words, with 2 additional 5 letter words. The beginner-level word search has 12 summer words hidden in a 10 X 12 grid of large print letters.

The hidden English words are only horizontal (from left to right) or vertical (from top to bottom). There are no diagonal, backward, or upside-down words.

As the parent or teacher, you can decide whether to print the puzzle with uppercase or lowercase letters.

Fun Summer Learning Activity

Word searches are a fun and relaxing activity for kids during the summer vacation. It’s portable learning fun that can be taken out whenever the child needs a few minutes of downtime.

Word puzzles are educational and help prevent any summer slide. This summer word search for 1st graders will help children with:

  • uppercase and lowercase letter recognition
  • summer vocabulary
  • reading
  • spelling
  • concentration and focus
  • practice completing a printable worksheet

Print Easy Summer Word Search

Use one of the forms below to download the free printable first grade summer word search.

The 5 page PDF includes an answer page and 4 different versions of the puzzle to choose from. You only need to print the puzzle of your choice.

You can choose to have the puzzle:

  • with uppercase or lowercase letters
  • in black and white or in color

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Answer Key

Here’s the color-coded answer key.

It will quickly show you where the hidden words are so you can help your children if they are struggling to find a word.

A color coded 1st grade summer word search answer key. The printable word search for kids has 12 hidden words in a 10 X 12 grid of large print letters.

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