28 Free Summer Word Search Puzzles for Kids

Easy to Challenging Word Search Puzzles

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Hey kids! Relax and enjoy these free word search puzzles with various themes related to summer weather, things to do on a vacation, summer sports and other activities that can be enjoyed throughout the summer season. These games can be played online or printed and solved on paper.

Printable Summer Word Search Puzzles

Below, you'll find links to free summer word search games to print and solve in the classroom or on the kitchen table, listed by difficulty from the least to the most challenging.

Some of these puzzles are in Adobe PDF format. If you need to download and install the free Adobe Acrobat reader, click here.

  • Camping Word Search - Here, you'll find an eight-word game with an outdoor theme for beginners.
  • Summer Word Search - This easy word search game features nine words denoting summertime activities. Solution provided.
  • Baseball Word Search - This word game has a list of only eleven words, but the grid in which they're hidden contains a large number of letters.
  • Summer Fun Word Search - Twelve themed entries need finding in this easy word search for beginners.
  • Going to the Park Word Search - Can you find the twelve words relating to having a picnic? The grid of letters is quite small, making this a good choice for beginners. There's also a medium level version with a larger grid of letters here.
  • Summer Word Search - Sixteen themed entries appear in this word search game of medium difficulty. Play it in English or in Spanish.
  • Summer Holiday Word Search - In these puzzles, you're invited to find the words "summer" and "holiday". Difficulty level is determined by the size of the grid as well as the number of times the entries can be found within them. Easy - Medium - Difficult
  • Ice Cream Flavors Word Search - Can you locate the names of eighteen yummy ice cream flavors hidden in this puzzle?

Summer Word Search Games to Play Online

For word search fans who prefer worEasy word search puzzles to play on your computer.

These easy to challenging crossword games are great for vocabulary review and comprehension.

Children and second language learners can both benefit from these free crossword puzzles containing clues and words pertaining to the summer season.

Summer Crossword Puzzles to Print

Here are some easy summer crossword games to print and solve offline. The puzzles are listed in order of difficulty, from the easiest to the most challenging.

Some of these crossword puzzles are in Adobe PDF format. If you need to download and install the free Adobe Acrobat reader, click here.

  • Summer Crossword Puzzle - DLTK for Kids offers an easy summer crossword for young solvers. The picture version of the crossword is intended for preschoolers and children who are new to spelling. Older children can use the verbal clues to solve the puzzle. Available in black and white or color. Solution provided.
  • Summer Crossword Puzzle - This freeform-style crossword puzzle features ten themed entries. The list of words that appear in the puzzle is provided as a solving aid.
  • Summer Holidays Crossword - Twelve words related to a holiday at the beach are featured in this crossword game of medium difficulty. Solution provided.
  • Summer Crossword Puzzle - Here's another easy crossword game, this one featuring fourteen themed entries in a freeform grid. The solution to the puzzle appears upside-down on the bottom of the worksheet.
  • At the Beach Crossword - This picture crossword game is solved by entering the names of the objects depicted in the nineteen pictures into the grid. Solution provided. Registration required - it's free!
  • Summer Vacation Crossword Puzzle - This puzzle features thirty-seven words related to places to visit, sights to see, and activities to enjoy while taking a summer holiday.
  • Summer Crossword - Thirty-eight summertime vocabulary words are used in this crossword game of medium difficulty.
  • Summer Wear Clue Search Puzzle - Clue Search Puzzles are a combination of crossword puzzles, word search puzzles, trivia questions and hidden messages. Here's one that features clothing worn in the hot, summer months. Better suited to older children and adults.

    Jigsaw puzzles are a wonderful learning game for children as they help in developing analytical, abstract, and problem solving skills. The jigsaw puzzle games on this page feature beaches, stunning summer scenery, beautiful flowers and other summertime themes.

    Summer Jigsaw Puzzles to Play Online

    Play these easy summer jigsaw puzzles right on your computer. No more lost pieces or messy tabletops to worry about.

    Summer Jigsaw Puzzle
    A twenty-piece game featuring a charming image of a child building a sand castle.

    Beach Vacation Jigsaw Puzzle
    This puzzle, depicting a crowded beach in summer, has 48 pieces but can be adapted from 6 to 247 pieces.

    Summer Slide Puzzle
    This puzzle is similar to the "Fifteen Puzzle", also know as the "Magic Square". To solve it, you need to figure out how to slide the tiles to arrive at a summer scene.

    Summer Jigsaw Puzzles to Print

    Printable Summer Jigsaw Puzzle
    Print out the template, paste it to a piece of cardboard, cut along the lines, and piece together this easy, six-piece jigsaw puzzle.

    Children just learning to read can still benefit from puzzle games and activities. Here, you'll find various puzzle games featuring pictures and numbers for younger solversincluding maze puzzles, spot the differences, hidden picture games and dot-to-dot activities.

    Printable Maze Puzzles

    For children, solving maze puzzles has certain benefits such as improving concentration and strategic planning skills. The following games explore various summertime activities, such as picnics, ice cream, and a day at the beach. Elsewhere on the Web, you can find more print-friendly maze puzzles to print and solve.

    • Summer Fun Beach Blanket Maze - Help the boy find his way through all the sunbathers to the spot where he left his beach blanket.
    • Sun-Shaped Maze - The little girl needs to navigate through the sun-shaped maze to get to her brother in this puzzle of medium difficulty.
    • Ice Cream Cone Shaped Maze - Can you help the mom and kids find their way through the maze to the frozen treats on the other side?

    Counting Mazes

    Kids can navigate these labyrinths and practice their counting at the same time. Simply start with the lowest number and count sequentially to arrive at the objective to be reached.

    Summer Connect-the-Dots

    A favorite activity for young children, dot-to-dot puzzles are a fun way for kids to learn basic counting skills. Here are some printable dot-to-dot puzzles with summertime themes. The puzzles are listed from the easiest to the most difficult.

    Summer Hidden Pictures and Spot the Difference Puzzles

    Playing hidden picture games is a good way for children to develop their observation skills. Below, you'll find online games and printable puzzles on which youngsters can test their observation skills.

    Summer Cryptogram Puzzles

    These puzzles use a simple substitution cipher to encrypt a message with a timely theme.

    Summer Memory Games

    Whether played on the computer or on a desk or table with flashcards, daily brain training activities such as playing Concentration can help improve memory and attentiveness in children, older adults and the learning disabled. The following games use images related to summer.

    • Summer Match Game - An easy online version of Concentration in which you need to match nine different summertime pictures.
    • Summer Concentration - Slightly more challenging, in this game you need to match ten symbols of summer in order to discover the picture underneath.
    • Printable Summer Concentration - Print out the memory cards for an offline version to play with friends and family.

    More Summer Word Games

    Summer Word Jumbles
    Here, you'll find several lists of scrambled words with themes such as summer, baseball, and the beach. The game can either be played online, or the puzzles can be printed and solved on paper. Solutions to the puzzles are provided.

    Squigly's Letter Drop
    Enter the letters provided in the proper order in each column to decipher the special safety message.

    Summer Fun Picture Sudoku
    An easy, printable 6x6 Sudoku game where kids place the pictures in such a way that every row, column, and block contain only one of each.