17 Free Winter Word Search Puzzles for Kids

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These winter word search puzzles are a fun indoor activity when the weather is cold and outdoor fun is limited. They're great to use at home or in the classroom.

The printable winter word search puzzles are arranged by skill level and recommended grade levels are included. It makes it so easy to find just the word search puzzles you're looking for. You'll also find some online winter word search puzzles at the bottom of the list if you like to complete your puzzles online.

If you can't enough of word searches, you can check out some word search puzzles for Christmas, Valentine's Day, or every occasion. You can also use a word search puzzle maker to create your own.

For more winter freebies, you can create paper snowflakes and decorate your home or classroom.

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    Easy Printable Winter Word Search Puzzles

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    These winter word search puzzles are considered easy with 15 or fewer words that need to be found to complete them. They are great for young kids in first through third grades.

    1. Snowflakes: There are five hidden winter words in this easy word search that's perfect for the little ones.
    2. Hibernating Animals: Find six hibernating animals in this winter word search.
    3. Winter Time: There are nine hidden words in this easy winter word search.
    4. Winter Clothing: These hidden words go only forward and down, making it easy for young kids.
    5. Winter: Find 15 words like frosty and coat in this free puzzle.
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    Medium Printable Winter Word Search Puzzles

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    These winter words search puzzles are a little tougher with 16 to 30 hidden words that need to be found. These puzzles work best for children in fourth and fifth grade.

    1. Kids Winter: Find 18 words in this winter word search puzzle.
    2. Snow Dance: Find 18 hidden words all about winter in this free word search puzzle.
    3. Snow Word: There are 19 hidden words relating to snow in this winter word search.
    4. Medium-Level Winter: After you find 20 words in this winter word search, you'll be able to use the remaining letters to uncover an interesting fact about winter.
    5. Skiing: Find 20 skiing words and then learn an interesting skiing fact.
    6. Snowman: Find 20 words in this snowman-shaped winter word search puzzle.
    7. Winter Fun: There are 20 winter fun words in this word search puzzle.
    8. Hockey: After you find 30 words, you'll be able to use the leftover letters to learn an interesting hockey fact.
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    Challenging Printable Winter Word Search Puzzles

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    It really gets challenging with these winter word search puzzles! You'll need to find 31 or more hidden words to solve them. They're great for children in sixth grade all the way up to adults.

    1. Hockey: There are 32 hidden words in this hockey word search puzzle.
    2. World of Snow: This word search puzzle has 52 words to find, that are all different words for snow.
    3. Winter Wonderland: There are 55 hidden winter words in this super hard word search.
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    Online Winter Word Search Puzzles

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    This winter word search puzzle is online, so you can complete the puzzle straight from the computer

    1. Winter: In this winter word search game, you'll need to find 15 words.