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26 Word Search Puzzles You Can Print for Free

Download these printable word search puzzles for hours of word hunting fun. It's the perfect exercise for your brain.

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Printable word search puzzles

Break out your pens or pencils and get your eyes ready. These free printable word searches are the perfect solo activity for a rainy day or if you’re just stuck inside for both kids and adults. If you’re good at logic puzzles and sudoku puzzles these will be a breeze. All the words are hidden vertically, horizontally, or diagonally—in both directions. The letters that remain unused in each puzzle form a sentence from left to right. Happy word hunting! Also, make sure to try these printable crossword puzzles and printable brain teasers to test your smarts.

House Word searchMind Stretchers

House-themed word search

These words related to your house might be tricky to find.

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Mammals Word searchMind Stretchers

Animal word search

How fast can you find these mammals?

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Flirt WordsearchMind Stretchers

Flirty word search

How many of these flirty words can you find in the word search puzzle? After these, check out some word puzzles that’ll leave you stumped.

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Winter Word searchMind Stretchers

Winter word search

Don’t get too cold solving this word search.

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Bible Word searchMind Stretchers

Bible word search

See if you can find the names of some of the teachers from the bible.

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Jack Nicholson Word searchMind Stretchers

Jack Nicholson-themed word search

How well do you know Jack Nicholson and how fast can you find these words that relate to him?

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Unitedstates Word searchMind Stretchers

United States word search

Here’s another printable word search that’s fun for all ages.

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Frankenstein Word searchMind Stretchers

Frankenstein word search

Laboratory, lifeless, lonesome. Can you find them? After you find them, try to solve these tough rebus puzzles.

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Cars Word searchMind Stretchers

Cars-themed word search

If you know cars, you’ll be able to find these words quickly.

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Nursing Word searchMind Stretchers

Nursing-themed word search

All nurses are heroes. Try to find these words about nursing in this word find puzzle.

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Astronomy Word searchMind Stretchers

Astronomy word search

How fast can you find all of these words?

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Machines Word searchMind Stretchers

Machines word search

Try to find all 22 instances of the word. By the way—how many triangles do you see in this puzzle?

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Picasso Word searchMind Stretchers

Picasso-themed word search

Still life, studio, surrealism. Try to find all of these words related to the famous artist, Picasso.

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Kitchen utensils Word searchMind Stretchers

Kitchen Utensils word search

You might be able to locate all of these items in your kitchen, but can you find them in this free printable word search? Then, try to solve as many of these math riddles as you can.

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Sounds Word searchMind Stretchers

Sounds word search

Try to find all 32 words that relate to sound.

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Dreams Word searchMind Stretchers

Dreams word search

Some of these words related to dreams are tricky to find.

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Magic Word searchMind Stretchers

Magic-themed word search

The words on this word find puzzle aren’t just going to magically appear, you need to find them. While you’re trying to find them, have your kids try to solve these riddles.

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Art trends Word searchMind Stretchers

Art Trends word search

Some of the words are pretty tricky.

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Pizza Word searchMind Stretchers

Pizza-themed word search

Basil, mozzarella, parmesan, pepper. Yum!

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Waltdisney Word searchMind Stretchers

Walt Disney word search

If you’re a big fan of Mickey, this one might come easy to you. After you wrap these up, see how many squares you can find in this image.

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RELATED: How Many Squares Do You See in This Puzzle?

Printing Word searchMind Stretchers

Printing-themed word search

Try to find all 28 words.

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Ball Sports Word searchMind Stretchers

Ball Sports word search

Even if you’re not into sports, you should be able to find these words. Don’t miss these optical illusion photos—they’re tricky and give your brain a workout!

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Picnic WordsearchMind Stretchers

Picnic-themed word search

What yummy treats would you bring to your picnic?

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Poetry Word searchMind Stretchers

Poetry-themed word search

Don’t let the riddle, prose, or elegy scare you off.

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Carnivorans Word searchMind Stretchers

Carnivorans word search

How many of these carnivorous animals can you find in this free printable word search? Once you find them, see how many of these short riddles you can solve.

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Zoo Word searchMind Stretchers

Zoo-themed word search

There are 33 words in this word search, so it might get a little crowded. Make sure to use a sharp pencil. Then, check out these holiday word searches you can print for free.

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More puzzles

If you enjoyed these printable word search puzzles and want more puzzles to challenge your brain, purchase Mind Stretchers. Test your smarts with sudoku, crosswords, word searches, logic puzzles, and more. Now, try these brain games that are guaranteed to boost brainpower.

Morgan Cutolo
Morgan is an Associate Editor at Reader’s Digest. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2016 where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She writes for rd.com, helps lead the editorial relationship with our partners, manages our year-round interns, and keeps the hundreds of pieces of content our team produces every month organized. In her free time, she likes exploring the seacoast of Maine where she lives and works remotely full time and snuggling up on the couch with her corgi, Eggo, to watch HGTV or The Office.

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