7 FREE Back-to-School Word Search Puzzles with Answer Keys (80 Unique Words!)

These printable back-to-school word search puzzles are a great way to get your kids excited about school! The PDF download contains four easy puzzles, three medium-difficulty puzzles and 80 unique back-to-school vocabulary words—and because each puzzle includes an answer key, children can practice being independent by checking their answers themselves!

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Since our eldest is starting kindergarten in less than a month, we’ve spent the last couple of weeks trying to track down all the things on her school supply list.

We did eventually manage to find everything… though it did require trips to several different stores. (Is it just me, or are some of the items on school lists ridiculously specific?)

Despite our difficulties in finding certain items, school shopping turned out to be a little adventure for us, and our five-year-old is really excited to bring her pretty mermaid backpack to kindergarten and start making new friends!

And what says “welcome back to school” better than a set of word search puzzles, which are both entertaining and filled with new vocabulary words for kids to practice?

About this Printable

When you download this printable, you’ll receive a set of 7 word search puzzles made up of 80 unique school-related vocabulary words! These words include:

  • Alphabet
  • Clock
  • Dictionary
  • Eraser
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Teacher

…and many more!

The first two pages contain 4 easy word search puzzles suitable for kindergarteners and young elementary school students who are starting to recognize words. I helped my five-year-old complete these puzzles and she had a blast!

The next pages contain 3 medium-difficulty word search puzzles suitable for elementary school students enrolled in 2nd grade, 3rd grade or 4th grade (and possibly beyond depending on each child’s unique skill set).

I’ve also included an answer key for every single puzzle so that independent kiddos can check their answers themselves (and free up their parents’ time in the process!).

How to Download the Back-to-School Word Search Puzzles

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