Football Word Search Free Printable


Football is very popular here in the United States, but it can be a little difficult for children to understand. There is so much vocabulary to learn and and easy word search can help with that.  Go ahead and download a copy of this fun football word search to help your child get to know the sport a little better.

Football word search free printable for kids

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Football Word Search

This football word search contains 15 words all relating to the sport. The words can be found horizontally, vertically, and diagonally, plus they can be forwards or backwards.

Ways to Use This Word Search

  • Have your child circle or underline the words as they find them. Use a pencil, colored pencil, crayon, or marker.
  • If it’s easier for your child, he or she can use a highlighter or pale marker to highlight the words instead.
  • Another option would be to have your child dot each letter in the word with a bingo dauber. They are always lots of fun for kids!



If you would like to print out the word searches and reuse them multiple times, you could use a laminator and laminating pouches. Then your child could use a dry erase marker or wet erase marker to complete the activity. Here are some more options to make these free printable word search more fun:

Resources to Go Along with the Football Word Search

You can use this word search together with other resources to help your child learn even more about the sport.

Books About Football

These would be great books to read aloud to your child before they complete the word search. Or older readers would enjoy some of these books on their own.

Football with Dad by Frank Berrios

Goodnight Football by Michael Dahl

The Dog That Stole Football Plays by Matt Christopher

Be sure to check out our full list of football books for kids of all ages!

Football Activities

Practice attention skills and visual discrimination with this football memory game free printable.

Does your child enjoy crafts? Living in Happy Place has a paper bag football you can make together.

See if your child can put the football words in alphabetical order.

Get your child moving with this football relay gross motor activity from Pink Oatmeal.

Simple Fun for Kids has a set of fun football coloring pages for kids.

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Football Word Search

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Free printable football word search for kids