Fun Free Springtime Word Search

Last Updated on January 9, 2022 by Michele Tripple

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This Springtime Word Search is perfect for kids of all ages. Heck, even I enjoy sitting down for a few minutes and putting my brain to work. Get your kids thinking and having fun all at the same time with this free printable!

Springtime Word Search

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My daughter loves reading. Every time I turn around, she’s got a book open in front of her. I think that is part of the reason she loves word searches so much! Recently, she was working on our Animal Word Search and she had a blast! I knew at the moment I needed to add a few word searches to our collection like this springtime word search and our Superhero word search

If you have a competitive group of kids, you could turn these simple word search sheets into a challenge. Whoever finishes finding all of the words first, or the most words in a set time, wins! Having prizes like candies, toys, accessories, books, or whatever you think will motivate your group is sure to spice things up!

Tips to Complete Word Searches

One tip that my kids find helpful in finding words is to go line by line, like you’re reading a book, looking for the first letter of one specific word. Every time you find that first letter, stop and look at the letters touching that one in a square around it to see if the second letter is there. If you see the second letter, look to the third and so on! If the second or third letter is not, keep going through all of the lines.

Sometimes it helps to start from the bottom line and work your way up to the top too! Sometimes I even start at the top left corner and go through the lines vertically instead of horizontally to catch things I may have missed! 

Remember that the words can be forwards, backwards, vertical, or diagonal!

Why Do Word Searches?

Word searches are a great mental activity! Your kids will be practicing reading, spelling, vocabulary, and problem solving. By taking the time to figure out the puzzle, your kids are building resilience and dedication. 

Not to mention, your kids will be filled with a sense of accomplishment when they finish their sheet!  

Even younger kids can have fun looking for words! Your older kids could work together with your younger kids and guide them along. This builds even more skills such as teaching (which reinforces what they are learning), patience, and helping others!

Word searches are a great busy activity. They require no clean up and minimal supplies (just the download and a marker of choice!). This makes Word Searches very convenient for on the go entertainment. Especially for things like plane rides, waiting at a restaurant, driving, or waiting for a doctor’s appointment… The list goes on! 

Add Even More of A Learning Experience to Your Word Search!

Create a list of definitions for the words that your kids have been asked to find. For younger kids, you could use pictures instead. Cut out each definition. As your kids find each word, they can match the definition to the word. 

This dual activity further reinforces the vocabulary and reading skills they are practicing. 

Or, instead of a vocabulary challenge, you could encourage your kids to write a story including as many of the words on their word search as possible. They will love using their imagination to create a story!

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Free Printable Springtime Word Search

This free printable spring word search comes in color and black and white. It is a perfect stress-free way to add a little fun to the classroom or at home when you need a little downtime.

With the 20 spring-themed words for your kids to find it is sure to keep them busy for a while as they find the words horizontally, vertically, diagonally, and backward. Don’t worry, if they get stuck there is an answer key available as well.

Springtime Word Search Words

On this springtime Wordsearch you will be searching for these 20 words.

  • Birds
  • Bunny
  • Butterfly
  • Carrot
  • Easter
  • Flowers
  • Holiday
  • Ladybug
  • Lilac
  • March
  • May
  • Pastels
  • Peeps
  • Puddle
  • Rabbit
  • Rainbow
  • Seeds
  • Spring break
  • Tulips
  • Umbrella

Helpful Tools We Love When Downloading Printables

  • Printer– I love my HP+ printer that uses Instant Ink. I love it because we can use as much color ink as you want for one low cost starting at $.99/ month for ink. Try it out for free here!
  • Cardstock- I always recommend printing on cardstock. This makes it way more durable so you don’t have to worry about printing it time and time again.
  • Laminator / Laminating Sheets- Again for added durability grab a laminator and laminating sheets so that you can use this again and again!
  • Scissors (seriously love these ones)
  • Dry Erase Pens- Use dry erase pens so that you can wipe your laminated printable clean over and over again for endless use!

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