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4th of July Word Search Puzzle – Free Word Search Printable

Enjoy a little quiet time and celebrate Independence Day at the same time! This adult 4th of July word search puzzle gives you a bit of me-time even on an especially busy holiday.

This word find puzzle is part of our collection of free printables. We have been sharing lots of free puzzles this summer and this patriotic word puzzle is the latest in our collection.

This fun printable 4th of July word search puzzle is sure to add a lot of fun to your holiday celebration.

Free printable word find puzzles are great for both adults and kids. They are also fun at team building meetings, to share with your local church group or even solve with friends at your annual 4th of July party.

Picture of the flag and fireworks with words Get the free word find puzzle for the 4th of July.

How do do this 4th of July word search puzzle

In this fourth of July word game, you’ll be looking for 24 words that are often used in reference to the 4th of July holiday.

The words can be found in any direction: left to right, right to left, top to bottom and bottom to top. You can even find them diagonally in either direction.

This holiday word find puzzle is for adults. It is moderately hard to solve. If your kids like to also do these puzzles, stay tuned for some easier ones soon.

We have multiple word puzzles for this holiday. Check out our 4th of July printable word scramble for more fun this Independence Day. 

Other holiday word searches

In addition to this 4th of July word search, we have other word puzzles for the holidays. Check out the holiday word searches and word scrambles below.

Check back often, we frequently add new word scrambles and word searches!

Words to look for in our free 4th of July word search printable:

The first set of words in our custom word search are those with some historical significance. Even if this puzzle is an adult word puzzle, you can use these as teaching moments for your students or children.

  • Fourth of July
  • Betsy Ross
  • Freedom
  • Lady Liberty
  • Founding Fathers
  • Old Glory
  • Uncle Sam

Image of Uncle Sam pointing his finger and five rows of Uncle Sam heads. Find him in the July 4th word search.

The next group are a series of patriotic words for our fourth of July word search that show a national pride:

Patriotic images on a white background to find in our 4th July word search puzzle.

The last group of words in our summer word search are activities associated with the 4th of July holiday. How many of these does your family celebrate?

Images of a barbecue, flag and wine bottle with words Happy 4th of July. Find them in our patriotic word search.

Celebrating the month of July

The 4th of July is just one of the national days this month. Every day of the month has many days to celebrate.

July is National Grilling Month, and has many days that honor our country’s independence, summer time food, the bikini, the outdoors, summer time drinks, and even country music!

To learn about all the national days this month, be sure to check out our list of national days in July. We also have a word search printable for July featuring some of the national days this month.

The 4th is known for holiday picnics, featuring spareribs, hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as corn on the cob, strawberries, and watermelon. Read up on all the July food holidays here.

Hot dogs, strawberries and patriotic table setting.

For more information about the national days of the year, have a look at our national day guide.

The guide gives information on how national days came to be, whether they are official and answers many other questions about these special days.

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More July 4 national days

We have celebrated the 4th of July with a word find puzzle featuring patriotic terms and 4th of July holiday traditions. However, the fourth of July is not known for just this day.

There are many other national days celebrated today:

  • National Barbecued Spareribs Day
  • National Caesar Salad Day
  • National Country Music Day
  • Alice in Wonderland Day
  • Independence from Meat Day
  • Invisible Day
  • Sidewalk Egg Frying Day

Get the 4th of July word search puzzle

Please note: These word search printables take a long time to make. These puzzles are for personal use only.

If you are sharing this independence day word search with friends (and thank you for that!), please link directly to this post and not to the actual puzzle image.

We appreciate your help in supporting the site. The printables may not be used for any retail purpose or for mass distribution.

You can either download the Fourth of July word search puzzle through the link below, or print it out in the project card at the bottom of the page.

Click here to download the July 4th word puzzle. The puzzle will print out on on a full sheet of paper in the portrait format. 

Be sure choose portrait orientation and “fit to page” for the printable area on your printer settings. Printing this way will give you a full page printout.

If you prefer to print the patriotic word search puzzle from the project card at the bottom of the page, scroll down and press “print”. It will print out the puzzle in a slightly smaller size.

Blue background with words Happy Independence Day and an American flag.

4th of July word search puzzle answer

Some free printable word searches are easy to solve and others leave you scratching your head looking for that one last word.

If you are having hard time solving the puzzle, you can click here for the answer

Pin this 4th of July holiday word search

Would you like a reminder of this post for our summer word search puzzle? Just pin this image to one of your puzzle boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.

You can also watch our word games video on YouTube

Word find puzzle with list of words and white banner reading Get the free word search puzzle for the 4th of July.

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4th of July word search puzzle - Free Word Search Printable

Flag and fireworks photo.

Give yourself some relaxation time or use this puzzle as a teaching moment for your kids. The puzzle features many words relating to the 4th of July holiday.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty Hard
Estimated Cost $1


  • Heavy card stock or computer paper.
  • Markers or colored pencils


  • Computer printer


  1. Load your heavy cardstock or computer paper into your Deskjet printer.
  2. Choose portrait layout and if possible "fit to page" in your settings.
  3. Print the puzzle and try to find the month's national days in it.
  4. The list of words on the bottom of the puzzle are found left to right, right to left, top to bottom, bottom to top, and diagonally in any direction.
  5. Search for the words relating to the fourth of July, highlight them and then cross them off the bottom list.
  6. See how quickly you can do this patriotic puzzle!


Using this print function on this card will print a 4th of July word search that fills about 1/2 - 3/4 of an 8 x 11 sheet of paper.

To fill the entire page, choose 125% or "fit to page" on your printer if you have this setting.

You can also use the link over the puzzle in the post above and print using the browser print feature.

Fourth of July word search puzzle with list of words to find.

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