Word Search Worksheets

Word search worksheets can provide an easy way for students to do some extra spelling practice. Why? For some reason, kids (and adults, too!) always seem to enjoy solving word search puzzles. Maybe it's because solving the puzzle is so much fun that it doesn't seem like real work!

someone whispering Shhh

Here's a worksheet that focuses on spelling words with silent consonants.  On this page, kids will have to so some spelling and some searching.

Scroll down to find links to more word search worksheets on other skills.

Silent Letter Search

Use the printable link to get the entire puzzle and word list. On it, you'll see that students must first supply the missing consonants, then look for the completed words in the puzzle.

word search puzzle

More Word Search Worksheets

word search in the shape of 8

Printable spelling reproducibles - Mini word search puzzles: Students must spot the correct spelling of troublesome words.  For grades 2 - 5.

Fifth grade - Free spelling page: Students identify incorrectly spelled words and find the correct ones in a fun word search puzzle. Based on our fifth grade spelling word list; suitable for grades 4-6.

package of frozen waffles with misspelled words

Here's another really fun, puzzle-y type worksheet. Kids must examine some wacky packages and find several spelling errors. It's one of our most popular pages!

Homonym Pairs - Or is it pears? This fun page requires students to select the correct homonym in ten sentences. Then they'll find their answers in a pear-shaped maze!

We have lots more worksheets in all sorts of fun formats on our main Spelling Worksheets page.

More Fun Spelling Resources

You may also want to try out some of our original Spelling Word Games including:

Spelling Bee Games - Try one of our new Silent Spelling Bee variations. A fun--and quiet--twist on  a classic game!

Here's another Spelling Bee Game - Students step up to victory as they help their team advance in this fun new game.

callouts filled with gibberish

Free spelling activities for two players - "Shady Spelling"  Printable game boards for two players.

More Spelling Fun for Kids - New games to play on a Scrabble game board. Mumbo-jumbo, anyone? 

 Fifty-Fifty - Fun word game for kids. Older students earn points as they engage in word play and spelling fun.

cartoony boy laughing and raising his hands

If you enjoyed our word search worksheets, you may also enjoy some our popular brain teasers. Here's  a partial list:

Mystery Words - Printable worksheets, especially for kids. They'll need to carefully read the directions, use critical thinking skills and spelling skills to find the mystery words.  Fun and challenging!

Magic Word Squares - 7 printable word brain teasers. Kids will complete squares in which the same words are spelled in both directions.

Picture Puzzlers - 2 Printable brain teaser worksheets where knowing how to spell simple words is a must!

Brain Teasers for Adults  & Upper Grade Students - Two REALLY difficult letters with hidden messages. Good spelling skills are the key to uncovering them!

Don't miss our brand-new crosswords! I've written a collection of easy crosswords, and some more difficult ones, too. 


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