9 Best Free Printable Summer Word Search Puzzles for Kids

Last updated: April 15, 2024

The sun is shining. The pool is open. School is out. It’s official - summer is here! Can you smell the barbecue? I love having my kids home from school for the summer, but those long summer days really are long when the kids start getting restless. A free printable word search puzzle can patch over the downtimes between trips to the park and beach. Even better, these puzzles are educational as well as entertaining, so you can sneak in a little summer learning during the break!

Free printable Summer Word Search

If the summer sun is shining a bit too hot, stay cool indoors with a summer word search puzzle. There are words galore about sunny summer days at home, at the beach, and on vacation.

These puzzles come in a range of themes (general, beach, vacation) and difficulties (easy, medium, hard), so there's a word search here that’s perfect for everyone from your littlest ones to mom and dad. If your child is young, start from the easiest puzzle and work through to the most difficult. Shhhhh! - the kids won't even notice they're doing something educational.

The difficulty levels are:
Easy - 10 words; down and right directions only
Medium - 20 words; up, down, left, and right directions
Hard - 30 words; up, down, left, right, and diagonals

Each puzzle has different words to find. They're sure to keep the entire family busy! Why not even make it a race to finish?

Have you noticed that there always seems to be that one word you can't find? Don't worry if you get stuck. At the bottom of this page, you'll find all of the solutions for each summer word search puzzle.

Let's get started! All you need to do is print off the summer word search PDF, grab a pen, and start searching.

Jump to a section or scroll down the page to see all of our summer word search puzzles and solutions. These printables are for personal, non-commercial use only.

Easy | Medium | Hard | Solutions

Easy Summer Word Search Puzzles

Start your children off with an easy summer word search puzzle. Each of these easy word searches has 10 hidden words, and the word direction is either right or down. There are no backward or diagonal words.

Summer Word Search General Easy

Easy Summer Word Search

Summer Word Search Beach Easy

Easy Beach-Themed Summer Word Search

Summer Word Search Vacation Easy

Easy Vacation-Themed Summer Word Search

Medium Difficulty Summer Word Search Puzzles

Want to hone your word searching skills even more? Each of these medium-difficulty summer word searches contains 20 hidden words, and the word direction is either horizontal or vertical. But you'll need to look very carefully because some of the words could be spelled backward!

Summer Word Search General Medium

Medium Summer Word Search

Summer Word Search Beach Medium

Medium Beach-Themed Summer Word Search

Summer Word Search Vacation Medium

Medium Vacation-Themed Summer Word Search

Hard Summer Word Search Puzzles

These hard summer word searches will really make you sweat! These challenging word searches have 30 hidden words each. And, just to make it extra difficult, the words can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal, and they can also be spelled backward! If you manage to find all of these tricky words, you and your kids should be proud.

Summer Word Search General Hard

Hard Summer Word Search

Summer Word Search Beach Hard

Hard Beach-Themed Summer Word Search

Summer Word Search Vacation Hard

Hard Vacation-Themed Summer Word Search

Solutions for Summer Word Searches

If your family is going crazy trying to find that last word in the puzzle, we have the answers! Here are the solutions to each summer word search puzzle. Give your family a clue to encourage them or check your work.

More Summer Printables for Kids

I hope you enjoyed our summer word search puzzles! If you're looking for more summer activities to do with your kids, take a look at our huge collection of coloring pages! They're all completely free to download and will keep your little ones happily busy.

Or, if your kid just really loves word searches, check out our complete collection of Printable Word Searches on All Topics and our Hard Word Searches.


This printable is for personal, non-commercial use only.


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