Challenge your students to some winter-word vocabulary practice and puzzle-solving with this free winter word search plus answer key. Just fill out the form on this page to get your copy.
Our free word puzzle includes an answer key
You can give the answer key to students after they complete the puzzle so they can check their work. (Or use it to give kids a clue if they need one!)
What is a word search?
A word search is a fun and engaging word puzzle where you find hidden words in a grid of letters. The words can go horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. It’s like a treasure hunt for words! Perfect for a brain workout or a relaxing time with a pen and paper.
How to use word searches in the classroom
Word searches have several great uses in the classroom. They can be used to practice key spelling and vocabulary words. Doing word searches can also help students learn to look for common phonemes and phonetic patterns. You can use a word search as a fun warm-up or an easy activity for fast finishers. We like to keep a file of seasonal word searches on hand for when we need a sanity-saving idea!
How to solve a word search
Word searches are a fun challenge for kids, but they may need help getting started. First, check the word list. Look at the letters in the grid and circle the starting letter of a word. Follow the letters in order, going up, down, left, right, or diagonally. Cross off found words, and take your time—it’s all about having fun!