19 Free Winter Word Search Puzzles

Cozy Up To These Printable Winter Word Search Puzzles

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

I've arranged the printable winter word search puzzles by skill level and I've also included recommended grade levels. This 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 for those of you who like to complete your puzzles online.

If you can't enough of word searches, you can check out some Christmas word search puzzles, Valentine's Day word searches, all year round word searches, or use a word search puzzle maker to create your own.

I also have more winter freebies including free winter wallpapers to decorate your computer desktop and free paper snowflake templates to decorate your home.

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 grades 1-3.

  1. : There are five hidden winter words in this easy word search that's perfect for the little ones.
  2. : Find 6 hibernating animals in this winter word search.
  3. : There are 9 hidden words in this easy winter word search.
  4. : These hidden words go only forward and down, making it easy for young kids.
  5. : Find 15 words like frosty and coat in this free puzzle.

Medium Printable Winter Word Search Puzzles

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These winter words search puzzles are a little tougher with 16-30 hidden words that need to be found. I recommend these puzzles for children in grades 4-5.

  1. : Find 18 words in this winter word search puzzle.
  2. : Find 18 hidden words all about winter in this free word search puzzle.
  3. : There are 19 hidden words relating to snow in this winter word search.
  4. : 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. : Find 20 skiing words and then learn an interesting skiing fact.
  6. : Find 20 words in this snowman shaped winter word search puzzle.
  7. : There are 20 winter fun words in this word search puzzle.
  8. : After you find 30 words you'll be able to use the leftover letters to learn an interesting hockey fact.

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 grades 6 all the way up to adults.

  1. : There are 32 hidden words in this hockey word search puzzle.
  2. : Find a whopping 52 hidden words in this winter word search puzzle.
  3. : This word search puzzle also has 52 words to find, that are all different words for snow.
  4. : There are 55 hidden winter words in this super hard word search.

Online Winter Word Search Puzzles

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These winter word search puzzles are all online and vary in the number of hidden words.

  1. : There are 9 words that need to be found in five minutes to solve this online winter word search puzzle.
  2. : In this winter word search game, you'll need to find 12 words.