These free themed word search games are a fun way to introduce students to vocabulary related to American-style football. These puzzles vary in difficulty from fairly easy to challenging. Some of these games can be played online; others are printable worksheets that are geared towards classroom use.
Football Word Search Games to Play Online
To start, we have the Football Word Search Game, an online game in which up to 25 words related to the game of football are hidden in a medium-sized grid. We also have word searches dedicated to each football conference in the NFL, namely the NFC Football Teams Word Search and the AFC Football Teams Word Search. These word search games use extra-large fonts for easier reading. If you're not happy with the random letter jumble or you'd like to play again, click on the "Rescramble" button for a new game.
Football Word Search Printables
For classroom solving, we have a variety of print-friendly word search games listed by difficulty level from very easy to challenging.
- Football Word Search: In this themed word game, you need to find 10 words or phrases hidden amongst quite a few jumbled letters.
- AFC Football Teams Word Search to Print: the sixteen teams of the American Football Conference are featured in this print-friendly word game.
- Football Word Search: same as the previous game, but lists the teams in the National Football Conference.
- Football Word Search: Though it has 20 words, the grid in which they are hidden is fairly small, making this a good choice for primary level students.
- Football Positions Word Search: How well do you know your football positions? Fullback, lineman, quarterback - 20 positions played in an NFL football game are featured in this word game of medium difficulty. Complete the puzzle, then read the remaining letters to learn an interesting football fact.
- Printable Football Word Search: In this word search of medium difficulty, 25 football-related words are hidden in a medium-sized grid.
- Football Teams Word Search: All 32 teams from the AFC and The NFC can be found in this fairly challenging word search game.
- NFL Football Team Names: Here's another word search game that lists all the teams of the NFL. Complete the puzzle, then read the remaining letters to learn an interesting NFL Team fact.
- NFL Team Locales Word Search Puzzle 1: This word search game lists, in alphabetical order, the first 16 U.S. cities which are home to NFL football teams. Complete the puzzle, then read the remaining letters to learn an interesting NFL Team fact.
- NFL Team Locales Word Search Puzzle 2: Part two lists the remaining cities, from Miami to Washington. Complete the puzzle, then read the remaining letters to learn an interesting NFL Team fact.
- Football Word Search: 39 words appear in this fairly challenging word search game.
- Famous American Football Players: The full names of 38 of the best-known players in American football history need to be found in a large grid of letters. Better suited to teens and adults.
- Famous American Football Players: The most challenging football word search of all, in which 54 words and phrases associated with the game of football are hidden in a large jumble of letters. For older solvers.