24 Free Holiday Word Searches

Every holiday throughout the year needs a brain game to go with it! Try celebrating Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and much more with these holiday word searches that you can print for free!

Challenging your brain with printable word searches is fun all year long, but these holiday word searches are sure to get you in the spirit and help you celebrate. You can print out these free word searches to keep yourself or the kids in your family entertained for everything from St. Patrick’s Day, to the 4th of July, to Christmas. Different words are hidden in the puzzles horizontally, vertically, diagonally, and sometimes even at a right angle (more details on those unique word searches below)!

If you’re not a word search expert, no need to worry—there are easy, medium, and hard puzzles below for everyone. If your brain is in need of some more exercise, make sure to try these printable brain teasers, printable sudoku puzzles, and printable crossword puzzles as well. Bonus, they’re also free!

Valentine’s Day word searches

Ready to celebrate all of the love in your life with flowers, chocolate, and hugs? These Valentine’s Day word searches start off easy and get more challenging. See how many you can work through. The first puzzle has 12 hidden words and the last has over 30.

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St. Patrick’s Day word searches

Coins, leprechauns, luck, rainbows, everything green, oh my! Try to find all of the words in the three St. Patrick’s Day word searches below.

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Easter word searches

If you got through Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day, you should be a pro at these Easter word searches. Try to find all of the hidden words. Remember, they’re spelled out horizontally, vertically, and diagonally. Arrows on the puzzles also indicate how the words appear.

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Mother’s Day word searches

Print out these free holiday word search puzzles and spend some quality time with mom solving them. Also, don’t forget to get her a card, flowers, and tell her how much she means to you.

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Father’s Day word search

Don’t forget about the dads! Here’s a fun, easy word search you can do with your dad or grandfather on Father’s Day this year.

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Fourth of July word search

See how quickly you can find the words fireworks, liberty, patriotism, and freedom in this printable word search.

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Halloween word searches

The first Halloween word search here is pretty easy, but the last one is a little more tricky. Word search number three is a zigzag word search, meaning that words go left, right, up, down, and can bend at a right angle. Words do not go diagonally. One word is already highlighted to help you get started.

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Thanksgiving word searches

Before cutting into the turkey and eating your pumpkin pie, try out these fun holiday word searches. They get harder as you go on and the last puzzle is a zigzag word search. Don’t forget to bookmark these fun Thanksgiving riddles the whole family will love!

Thanksgiving Day Word Search Puzzle.Natalia Gramakova/Getty Images

Thanksgiving Day Word Search Puzzle.Natalia Gramakova/Getty Images

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Christmas word searches

The holidays can be a stressful time. Take a break from cleaning, cooking, and shopping for gifts to unwind with these Christmas word search puzzles. Get the whole family involved by printing them out and adding them to everyone’s stockings on Christmas morning.

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