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1st Grade Winter Word Search

Here is a free printable 1st grade winter word search.

The easy winter word search printable is a fun, relaxing, and educational activity for kids stuck inside on a cold winter’s day. It’s also a quiet activity to have on hand to give to early finishers in a classroom.

The puzzle can be printed with your choice of uppercase or lowercase letters. And you can decide whether to print the puzzle in black and white or to have the images in color.

A printable 1st grade winter word search for kids. The easy word search has 12 winter words hidden in a 10 X 12 grid of uppercase large print letters. The winter words to find are: boot, coat, cold, hat, ice, mitts, plow, scarf, skate, ski, sled, and snow. There are small images in color, above each word to find.

Skill Level

This puzzle is perfect for 1st graders, and early elementary children who are new to word searches.

The easy beginner level word search has 12 winter words hidden in a 10 X 12 grid of uppercase (or lowercase) large print letters.

There are no diagonal, backwards, or upside down words. All the words can be found horizontally (from left to right) or vertically (from top to bottom).

Kids don’t need to be able to read to do this puzzle. They will be able to see what the word is as there is a picture above each word.

All the words to find are simple 3, 4, or 5 letter words.

Educational Winter Activity for Kids

A word search is a fun and enjoyable activity for kids, but it is also educational. While they are having fun doing a puzzle, they will also be working on their:

  • uppercase or lowercase letter recognition
  • winter vocabulary
  • reading of winter themed words
  • spelling
  • concentration

Printable 1st Grade Winter Word Search

You can download the 1st grade winter word search free below.

The printable PDF has 4 versions of the puzzle to choose from. You can choose to print the puzzle in:

  1. color with uppercase letters
  2. color with lowercase letters
  3. black and white with uppercase letters
  4. black and white with lowercase letters 

There’s also an answer page to make life easier for parents, teachers, and anyone helping a child find a word.

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More Winter Word Searches

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Answer Key

Sometimes kids might ask for help to find a word.

I know when my daughter was little, if she felt overwhelmed, she would ask for my help. Instead of showing her where the word was, I would sometimes narrow down her search a little. I might say something like: “Look in the bottom half.” Or I might tell her the direction the word is in.

If you need to help a child find a word, here is a color coded answer key. It will make it quick and easy for you to see where the words are.

A 1st grade winter word search answer key. The answers are color-coded to make it easy to locate the hidden words. There are 12 hidden winter words in a 10 X 12 grid of large print letters.