Halloween Word Search Free Printable

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Halloween is so much fun when you have young children. The Halloween season really is second only to the Christmas season when it comes to food, fun, and even decorations. Pretty soon it will be time to carve jack-o-lanterns and pick out costumes! If your child enjoys word searches, go ahead and download a copy of this Halloween word search to help with the holiday vocabulary.

Free printable Halloween word search for kids.

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Halloween Word Search

This Halloween word search contains 20 words all related to the holiday. 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

What Else You Might Need

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 Halloween Word Search

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

Books About Halloween

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.

Halloween Is by Gail Gibbons

The Night Before Halloween by Natasha Wing

Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Be sure to check out our list of Halloween books for kids!

Halloween Activities

Turn simple Halloween toys that you can find in bargain stores into easy hands on math activities with a Halloween twist.

Make jack-o-lantern carving even more fun and turn one into a pumpkin volcano. There’s Just One Mommy shows us how.

Practice concentration skills and attention to detail with this Halloween memory game.

Does your child like making slime? Then give this witch themed fluffy slime from Little Bins for Little Hands a try.

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


To download this printable, simply click on the link below.

Halloween Word Search

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