Patriotic Word Search Free Printable


July is almost here, which means it’s time to think about the Fourth of July. This is a great time of year to focus on American history and patriotic traditions. Word searches are a fun way to practice vocabulary and they can be a great starting point for discussions. I have a patriotic word search for your child today.

Free printable patriotic word search for kids.

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Patriotic Word Search

This patriotic word search contains 15 words all relating to the holidays. 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 Patriotic Word Search

You can use this word search together with other resources to help your child learn even more about patriotic holidays in the United States. 

Books About Patriotic Holidays

These would be great books to read aloud with your child before they complete the word search.

The Night Before the Fourth of July by Natasha Wing

Story of America’s Birthday by Patricia A. Pingry

F is for Flag by Wendy Cheyette Lewison

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

More Patriotic Activities

Children learning to count to ten can use these cute Fourth of July ten frames printables from 3 Dinosaurs.

Crystal & Co. has a great Fourth of July do a dot printable pack for kids.

To download this printable, simply click on the link below

Patriotic Word Search

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