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Back to School Word Search – 5th Grade

Welcome 5th grade students back to class with this free printable back to school word search.

A word search for kids is a great first day of school activity. It’s fun and educational, and a relaxing activity students can do at their desks.

Free printable back to school word search for 5th grade students. 24 hidden words to find and circle in a 19 X 20 grid of letters. Most of the hidden words are 5th grade spelling words.  Black and white printable. There's an image of a boy doing Science that kids can color if they wish.

If your student is in a different elementary grade, see these back to school word searches for earlier grades, or this 6th grade puzzle.

Difficulty Level

The difficulty level is medium to hard.

This printable puzzle has 24 hidden school words for kids to find and circle. They are hidden in a 19 X 20 grid of uppercase letters. Many of the words to find are grade 5 spelling words.

The words can be found in every direction: horizontally, vertically, and diagonally – forwards, backwards, and upside down.

Free to Download and Print

You can download a free copy of the 5th grade back to school word search below.

The pdf includes an answer page.

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Answer Key

Here is the answer key for this 5th grade word search. It’s color coded to help you find any word you’re having trouble finding.

A color coded 5th grade back to school word search answer key.

oshin Hannah Oluwafunmilayo

Sunday 7th of August 2022

You guys are awesome with these puzzles. Greater grace beyond educating the mind of learners Thanks

Reese Carlson

Thursday 29th of October 2020

My teacher gave this to me for homework.


Thursday 29th of October 2020

I found all the words, some of them were hard to find.