Back to school word search puzzles can be a relaxing educational activity for the beginning of a school year.
I find word searches especially useful for helping students learn spelling words. Spelling is worked on, as the whole idea of the puzzle is to focus on finding the letters that make up each word. They will be looking at the letters that make up a word, possibly repeating the letters to themselves as they search for a word, and further reinforcing the words spellings when they find the letters in the puzzle.
Here are free printable back to school word search puzzles. They are especially ideal for kids in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade since the words correspond to the back to school themed spelling words of each of those respective grades.
This first back to school word search puzzle is at a second grade spelling level. The words on the puzzle are the second grade back to school spelling words.
This back to school word search above is ideal for a student in third grade. The back to school words are from these grade 3 themed spelling words.
And finally this last word search is designed with a fourth grader in mind. The words are the back to school themed words of these grade 4 spelling words.
These printable back to school word searches can be downloaded free below. There’s an answer sheet included.
See Back to School Crossword Puzzles for more fun back to school printables.