This free printable winter word search is the perfect low-prep activity for a snow day!
Word searches are fun, educational, and super easy for you as a parent or teacher. This winter word search features winter themed words, not Christmas words, and is suitable for any of the colder months of the year.
This word search for winter has two versions – one that’s cute and color and a second, ink-saving black and white word search with winter coloring page elements.
And, finally, there is an answer key included so you can use this word puzzle with your kids even if you personally stink at word searches.
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Tips for using printables
I’m a busy mom and former classroom teacher so I’m all about saving myself time.
That’s why I love laminating printables or putting them in dry erase pockets!
Working the same word search multiple times might seem strange to you as an adult, but children learn through repetition and typically enjoy working on things several times.
When you laminate your printables, or put them in a dry erase pocket, you can use the same sheet over and over again. Even if your child doesn’t want to work the puzzle again 10 minutes later, it leaves the option open for another day or even next year.
I love having an inexpensive laminating machine. Dry erase pockets, which are basically heavy duty page protectors, work well, too (as long as your child doesn’t pull the page out and write on it anyway!).
This word puzzle includes 20 winter words to seek and find. They’re a mix of shorter and longer words:
Words can be hidden forwards, backwards, and on the diagonal.
Related: Free printable winter bingo
I love helping busy moms with high-quality, low-cost printables so your kids don’t have to be YouTube zombies just so you can get a minute to use the bathroom in peace (or check your phone, I’m not judging you).
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Printable word search for winter
This word search is free for personal and classroom use. This includes use with your scout troop, Sunday school class, etc. as long as you are personally invovled.
Please do not redistribute the digital files or printed copies to others – just send them to this page so they can download their own copies!
Use the download links below the pictures to get the high resolution PDFs. The pictures are just low resolution previews that will look terrible if printed. The answer key is included with both puzzles.
I hope you enjoy these word puzzles! Please let me know if there are other word search themes you’d like to see in the future and I’ll see what I can do!
Natasha Núńez is a former classroom teacher with a Masters of the Arts in Teaching. She also is a registered yoga teacher & holds a certificate in natural skincare formulation from the School of Natural Skincare. She shares her passion for education, positive parenting, free printables, and recipes for DIY bath & home products. Learn more about Natasha and where she’s been featured.