New Year’s Eve Word Search Free Printable


New Year’s Eve can be a fun holiday for children to celebrate, even if they can’t stay awake until midnight. Maybe a fun word search can help them pass the time. Today I have a free printable New Year’s Eve word search so your child can practice recognizing some words associated with the holiday, while they wait for midnight.

Free printable New Year's Eve word search for kids.

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New Year’s Eve Word Search

This New Year’s Eve word search contains 12 words all relating 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!


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


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 word search more fun:

Resources to Go Along with the New Year’s Eve Word Search

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

Books About New Year’s Eve

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.

The Night Before New Year’s by Natasha Wing

Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution by Pat Miller

New Year’s Day (Celebrations in My World) by Lynn Peppas

Happy New Year, Spot! by Eric Hill

New Year’s Eve Activities

Little Bins for Little Hands has a fun New Years counting and I spy printable to keep kids busy.

Have fun counting down the hours until midnight with this fun balloon activity from How Does She.

Ring in the new year with these New Years celebration shakers from A Little Pinch of Perfect.

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New Year’s Eve Word Search

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