9 Free Online Word Search Games

Mother and daughter playing with a digital tablet in room
Yagi-Studio / Getty Images

Take advantage of your kids' love for computer games and show them these free online word search games. They can have all the fun of playing computer games and you'll know that they're learning new vocabulary and working on their spelling skills.

These online word search games can also be a lot of fun for adults, so don't be afraid to take a break and try your hand at one of these time wasters. It's a great way to keep your mind sharp during the day.

Find more fun with daily online word search games and printable word search puzzles for kids.

  • 01 of 09

    Letter Lasso

    A screen shot of "Letter Lasso."

    Miniclip

    Letter Lasso, over at Miniclip, is a fun online word search game that's great for kids but it's really so fun that adults will enjoy it as well. It's a little different from other online word search games, here you'll have to find just one word at a time before you can move on to the next.

    Letter Lasso from Miniclip

  • 02 of 09

    Free Online Word Search Game

    A screen shot of the word search at Great Day Games.

    Great Day Games

    Great Day Games has a great online word search game that's perfect for older kids and even adults.

    There are hints that can be accessed if you get stuck on the puzzle and you can even submit your high score when you are done.

  • 03 of 09

    Word Finder

    A screenshot of the online word search at Free Coloring Pages.

    Free Coloring Pages

    This online word search game is just for the youngest puzzlers with only a few words that need to be found in a small grid of letters. There are just a few online word search puzzles to choose from here but it will keep the little ones busy for some time.

    Word Finder from Free Coloring Pages

  • 04 of 09

    Daily Word Search

    A screen shot of "Daily Word Search" at Word Games.
    Word Games

    You can get your daily fix of word search at Word Games' daily word search in easy, medium, or hard. The timer is ticking so complete these online word search games as quickly as possible to make it to the top of the Best Times list.

    Daily Word Search from Word Games

    Continue to 5 of 9 below.
  • 05 of 09

    The Daily Word Search from Shockwave Games

    A screenshot of "The Daily Word Search" game.

    Shockwave Games

    Begin the online word search game, The Daily Word Search, by choosing easy, medium, or hard. If you choose "easy," the words will only appear forwards, otherwise, you'll get horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Hints are available but they'll add 10 seconds to the clock. Can you make it to the top of the daily, weekly, or even all-time chart?

    The Daily Word Search from Shockwave Games

  • 06 of 09

    Online Word Search Game for Kids

    A screenshot of a word search game at Spelling City.

    Spelling City

    If you're looking specifically for a free online word search game to help your child or student strengthen their spelling skills, this word search game over at Spelling City is just what you need. There are four-word search games here for children in K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, and 9th-12th grades. Two skill levels are available and you can set the length of the game if you'd like.

    Online Word Search Game for Kids from Spelling City

  • 07 of 09

    Daily Word Search

    A word search puzzle about Christian Dior

    AARP

    Each and every day, AARP has a new online word search puzzle that you can play for free. All you need to do is use your mouse to select the word or phrase that's hidden within the puzzle. Feeling stuck? You have 3 hints available for each game. There's a high score board so you can see how you rank against other plays today, this week, and this month.

    Daily Word Search from AARP

  • 08 of 09

    24/7 Word Search

    An online word search puzzle

    24/7 Games

    How many hidden words can you find inside of this online word search puzzle? When you begin the game you get to choose from easy, medium, hard, and expert. The tougher the level, the more words you'll have to find. You're timed as you play so you can play over and over again to try to beat your time.

    24/7 Word Search from 24/7 Games

    Continue to 9 of 9 below.
  • 09 of 09

    Word Search

    A word find about French words

    Cool Math Games

    When you first start this word search game, you get to choose the difficulty (easy, medium, hard, and maniac) and the category of puzzle. You'll also get to choose if you want to play to beat the clock and if you want the word bank to be hidden or not.

    Word Search from Cool Math Games