Back to School Word Search Free Printable


It’s time to start thinking about back to school! If you have a young child who is starting school for the first time, there is so much they need to know before the first day. Their teacher, their classroom, and even their classmates will be a huge mystery to them. If your child enjoys word searches, go ahead a download a copy of this free printable back to school word search.

Free Printable Back to School Word Search

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Back to School Word Search

This back to school word search contains 20 words all related to school. 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!

What You Will Need

  • Printer Paper and a Printer
  • Pencils, Crayons, Markers, etc.

What Else You Might Need

If you would like to print out the word search and reuse it 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 this free printable back to school word search more fun:

Resources to Go Along with the Back to School Word Search

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

Books About School

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.

First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg

How to Get Your Teacher Ready by Jean Reagan

Pirates Don’t Go to Kindergarten by Lisa Robinson

Here is where you can find even more back to school books for kids!

Back to School Activities

Your child can play this back to school bingo game from Playdough to Plato with friends or family members.

See if your child can think of a school word for each letter of the alphabet for this back to school alphabet game from Happiness is Homemade.

To download this printable, simply click the link below.

Back to School Word Search

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