Enjoy a copy of this free printable vacation word puzzle for kids. It’s a fun print and go educational activity to take with you on your family’s next vacation.
The printable puzzle is like 3 word puzzles in 1. It’s a mix of a crossword, word scramble, and word search.
It has 30 travel themed words that need to be solved, unscrambled and then found.
3 in 1 Word Puzzle
The 3 in 1 vacation word puzzle is perfect for upper elementary to middle school students, or 10 years old and up.
Although some of the vocabulary might challenge them a bit, most of the words to solve should not be overly difficult.
The three word puzzles would be especially ideal for 5th graders learning to spell the vacation themed spelling list as all of their words are included in this puzzle.
Previously learned 3rd grade vacation spelling words are also included.
The word search by itself is challenging enough for anyone 5th grade or older.
The difficult vacation word search has 30 words hidden in a 19 X 21 grid of letters. They are hidden in every possible direction: forwards, backwards, upside down – horizontally, vertically and diagonally.
#1 – Crossword Puzzle
The first part of the word puzzle are crossword like clues.
Kids are given the definitions of 30 different vacation words to solve.
#2 – Word Scramble
The next part of the word puzzle is a word scramble.
To help kids solve each clue, the answer is given but in scrambled form.
After reading a clue, they can look at the scrambled word to help them figure the word out. The first letter of the jumbled word is given to them.
As they solve each word, they can write it in the blanks provided.
Just the act of writing the word makes this word puzzle especially good for students learning to spell these vacation themed words. It also helps that they have the letters of the jumbled word to help them with the spelling.
#3 – Word Search
After having written out and solved all 30 words, the next part of this word puzzle is finding all the words in a printable word search.
The words they have written are the words to find and circle.
2 Versions of the Difficult Vacation Word Search
There’s 2 versions of the word search to choose from. You can choose to print a copy with or without the words.
If you choose the copy without the words, the child has the option of searching for each hidden word as soon as they’ve solved a word to find.
Or you could choose the version with words, but it would need to be done after the first page of the puzzle was complete.
The page with words could also be used as a standalone difficult vacation word search.
Printable Vacation Word Puzzle
The vacation word puzzle can be downloaded free below.
The 4 page pdf includes:
- the crossword / word scramble page
- 2 versions of the word search to choose from (with or without words given)
- answer page
To complete the word puzzle, only two pages need to printed.
More Travel Word Games for Kids
Here are more than 150 free word puzzles for kids you could choose from to take on your family’s next trip.
It includes puzzles like these:
- easy road trip crossword puzzle
- travel word scramble
- summer vacation word search
- difficult camping word search
- vacation crossword puzzles
Vacation Word Search Answer Key
There is an answer page for the word search included in the printable pdf. However some prefer this color coded answer key: