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Back to School Word Search – 6th Grade

Welcome 6th grade students with a back to school word search!

A word search is a great way to get kids excited for the new school year. It’s also a relaxing activity that gives a few minutes of calm to help ease first day of school jitters.

You can download the puzzle free below.

Need a different grade? Try one of these back to school word searches for 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade, or this 5th grade puzzle. Or let your kids try this challenging puzzle.

Free printable back to school word search for 6th grade students. 24 hidden words to find and circle in a 19 X 20 grid of letters. Most of the hidden words are 6th grade spelling words.  Black and white printable. There's two images of owls with a graduation hat on.  The one is flying and the other is perched on pencils and a pencil sharpener. Kids can color the images if they wish.


A word search is also a fun way to work on spelling, since kids will be intently studying the letters that make up each word and the order the letters are found.

This 6th grade puzzle has 24 hidden words for kids to find and circle. 17 of the words are 6th grade spelling words.

Kids will really need to hunt for some of these words. The words are hidden in every possible direction, and can be found horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, forwards, backwards, or upside down. They are hidden in a 19 X 20 grid of uppercase letters.


Since grade 6 is the year where kids will graduate elementary school, a lot of the school words are related to graduation and vocabulary they will encounter as they prepare for what comes next.

A black and white printable back to school word search with 24 hidden words in a 19X20 grid of letters.  The word puzzle is decorated with images of an owl wearing a graduation hat.

Free Printable Word Search

The 6th grade back to school word search can be downloaded free below. The pdf includes a solution or answer page.

More Free Back to School Printables

Here are some more school themed word puzzles that would be great for the beginning of a new school year:

Answer Key

If you’re having trouble finding a word, here’s a color coded answer key to help you find the hidden word.

A color coded 6th grade school word search answer key.

Go here for more printable back to school activities.


Tuesday 10th of November 2020

Thank you! Word search is an enjoyable activity for learners