This free printable Christmas word search is a fun, low-prep activity to entertain your kids while you’re busy or to enjoy as a family!
I’ve always loved word searches. I have a technique for solving them and I love to see how quickly I can find all the words! This holiday-themed word search has 20 words to seek and find so it can keep even the most avid word search fan busy for at least a few minutes. 😉
Update for 2019: There are now 7 more unique shaped Christmas word searches to enjoy!
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Tips for using free printables
As a busy parent, I hate doing the same thing more often than I absolutely have to!
Slip the printable in, let your child use a dry or wet erase marker, and you can reuse the printable time and again!
Kids love doing the same thing multiple times as they try to master the skill. You can also tuck the printables away with your holiday decorations and bring them out again next year!
Dry erase pockets are basically super strength page protectors. They’re a lot more durable for repeated use.
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If you really want to protect your printables, grab an at-home laminating machine. They pay for themselves in about 10-20 uses, compared to going to a copy shop, and you don’t have to drag your kids to the store!
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Free printable Christmas word search
Y’all know me – I can never make just one version of anything! That’s why there’s a full color version of this word search with a Christmas tree background and an ink-saving black and white version.
Both word searches feature 20 holiday words to find:
- Candy cane
Words may be forwards, backwards, and diagonal. They may also share letters with other words.
2019 update: There are also 7 Christmas shaped word searches! Each of these word searches is unique. These puzzles are a little bit easier, especially the sleds, because they’re smaller.
These printables are all free for personal use.
This means you can print and use them for yourself, your family, your classroom, your work party, etc. You are not licensed to redistribute the digital files or print outs to others. Please just send your friends and coworkers to this page so they can download their own copy!
Here’s a look at the full color Christmas word search puzzle:
Related: Free printable Christmas bingo
Here’s the ink-saving black and white Christmas word search. They’re the same puzzle, but this one saves your colored ink! If you’d like more unique puzzles, keep scrolling for more options.
Christmas word searches for kids
Then there are at the 7 Christmas shaped word searches for children!
The shaped word puzzles include:
- A Christmas ornament
- A gingerbread boy
- A mitten
- Two sleds
- A stocking
- A Christmas tree
These word puzzles are easier and make a great no-prep activity for children. The words can still be hidden diagonally, but they aren’t backwards and the words don’t share letters with other words.
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