A great way to encourage kids to continue learning even when school is out is with free, printable summer word search puzzles. They'll keep their brain sharp with problem-solving skills that they can apply to just about every school subject. Plus, not only will kids have a blast with these free word search puzzles, but they'll also be able to keep working on their vocabulary and spelling skills.
Here are 31 free summer word search puzzles ranging from easy to challenging.
Easy Summer Word Search Puzzles
These summer word search puzzles are on the easy side with 15 words or fewer to find. They're great for children ages 6 to 8.
1. Summer Word Search
There are only five words to find in this super easy summer word search puzzle.
2. A Day at the Beach
Find eight hidden words in this easy summer word search.
3. Easy Summer Word Search
Find nine hidden words to solve this easy summer word search.
4. Sunny Summer Word Search
Print this colorful summer word search, and find the 12 hidden words.
5. Sunny Summer Day
Find 12 hidden words in this summer word search puzzle.
6. Summer Word Search Beach Theme
Find 15 words about summertime at the beach in this free word search puzzle.
Medium Summer Word Search Puzzles
The summer word search puzzles below are a little bit tougher with 16 to 30 hidden words. They're recommended for kids ages 9 to 11.
7. Summer Sports Word Search Puzzle
Find 16 summer sports words in this puzzle.
8. Beach Word Search
After you've found all 16 words in this puzzle you can reveal a secret message.
9. Ice Cream Flavors Word Search
Find 18 flavors of ice cream in this tasty summer word search.
10. Free Summer Word Search
There are 18 words that need to be found in this free summer word search puzzle.
11. Summer Safety
There are 18 words having to do with summer safety hidden inside this word search puzzle.
12. Cool Drinks Word Search Puzzle
Find 20 cool drinks in this summer word search puzzle to reveal an interesting fact about a cool summer drink.
13. Hidden Message Summer Word Search
Find 20 words to reveal a hidden message about summer.
14. Summertime Word Search Activity
There are 20 hidden words in this large summer word search.
15. Summer Word Search
There are 20 hidden words in this free, printable summer word search.
16. Difficult Summer Word Search
There are 20 summer-related words you'll need to find to solve this puzzle.
17. Lemonade Day
You'll need to find 20 hidden words all about lemonade in this sweet summer word search puzzle.
18. Water Fun Word Search
Find 21 water words in this summer word search.
19. Olympic Games Word Search
Find the 21 hidden words about the Summer Olympics.
20. Fun in the Sun Summer Word Search
There are 24 words hidden in the sunshine.
21. Summer Word Search Challenge
There may be only 26 words to find in this summer word search. But there's no word bank, so it's extra challenging.
22. Summer Holidays Word Search
You'll have to find 28 words in this printable summer word search.
Challenging Summer Word Search Puzzles
These are some tough summer word search puzzles! You'll need to find 31 or more hidden words to complete them. They're great for kids 12 and up, as well as adults.
23. Road Trip
Find 31 hidden words all about road trips in this fun-in-the-sun printable summer word search puzzle.
24. Welcome Summer Word Search
Find 32 words in this just-barely-challenging summer word search puzzle.
25. Very Hard Summer Word Search Puzzle
There are 44 hidden words in this tough summer word search puzzle.
26. Huge Summer Word Search Puzzle
You'll need to find 45 hidden words in this huge summer word search puzzle.
27. Summertime Fun Word Search
Put your word searching skills to the ultimate test with this puzzle that has 50 words to find.
28. Summer Vacation
Can you find 50 words and phrases about summer in this word search puzzle? You'll need to if you want to solve it!
Online Summer Word Search Puzzles
There's nothing to print out for these word searches, and they vary in skill level.
29. Online Summer Word Search
There are 12 hidden words in this online summer word search.
30. Summer Word Search
Play the small, medium, or large version of this online summer word search game.
31. Summer Break
There are 19 words and phrases all about summer break in this online word search.