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Free Halloween Word Search Printable – with Answer Key Included

October is here, and it brings with it DIY Halloween costumes for adults, lots of spooky quotes and our free Halloween word search printable. Find the 21 words related to the holiday in this Halloween word puzzle.

This free word find is part of our collection of printable word puzzles. We have been sharing lots of puzzles this fall and this printable word search for Halloween is the latest in our collection.

Free word search puzzles are great for all ages. Not only would they be great to share with your family this spooky season, but they would also make excellent printables for your local church group or classroom of children

If you’re looking for more word puzzles and free printables this Halloween, make sure to check out our Halloween word scramble and this jack o lantern coloring page.

Halloween pumpkins, and decor around the border of an orange background of an infographic for a Halloween word search printable puzzle.

How to do this free Halloween word search printable

Grab your highlighter and get ready to solve this Halloween word find. There are 21 different words hidden in this word search puzzle, waiting to be found.

This Halloween seek and find printable has a medium difficulty level. It’s great for the whole family, because it’s difficult enough for adults, but not too hard for kids.

It also has an answer key if you need help finding the words hidden within.

All of the words in this Halloween word find printable can be found horizontally or vertically. There are no diagonal words in this printable word find.

Other holiday word searches

In addition to this printable Halloween 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 printable Halloween word search:

There are plenty of animals and monsters associated with the holiday, like black cats and mummies! See if you can find the words below hidden in our free Halloween word search printable.

Two cartoon images of cats, one is a black cat for halloween and the other is a skeleton cat.

Some of the words hidden in this printable seek and find puzzle are related to the history and traditions and symbols of the Halloween

Ten silhouettes of children dressed up for Halloween all walking towards the left of the image to play a Halloween game.

Other words hidden in this Halloween word find puzzle are related to foods, activities and decor we commonly use to celebrate the holiday.

Twenty three Halloween symbols arranged in a square including bats, owls, spider webs, ghosts, black cats, moons, witched, pumpkins, gravestones, a coffin, a skeleton, a spider and a butterfly.

Celebrating the month of October

Halloween is just one of the national days this month. Every day of the month has many days to celebrate.

October is National Caramel Month, and has many national days including National Black Cat Day, Carve a Pumpkin Day, National Magic Day, Haunted Refrigerator Night and Visit a Cemetery Day.

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

A smiling jack o lantern above the words quote "Happy Halloween" all on a brown background.

Halloween is known for delicious dessert recipes. It even has national days dedicated to the food and drink we love during the month of October.

National Caramel Apple Day, World Pasta Day, National Vodka Day, National Candy Corn Day, National Pasta Day and National Cake Decorating Day all occur this month. Read up on all the October food holidays here.

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

If you are sharing this Halloween word search for kids and adults (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.

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You can either download the printable word search for Halloween through the link below, or print it out in the project card at the bottom of the page.

Click here to download free Halloween word search. 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 Halloween 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.

Halloween word search with answers

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 seek and find puzzle, you can click here for the answer.

Pin this printable Halloween word search puzzle for later

Would you like a reminder of this post with a free Halloween seek and find? 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.

A printable Halloween word search with answers under the word "Halloween" with a word bank at the bottom and a black banner across the center with orange text that reads "Get the free halloween word search printable!".

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Free Halloween Word Search Printable - with Answer Key Included

Want a fun, screen-free, Halloween activity for the whole family?

Look no further than our free Halloween word search printable.

It's a great indoor activity to do this spooky season.

Grab your highlighter and look for the 21 words hidden in the printable word search puzzle.

Some of the words relate to Halloween activities, while others celebrate foods, colors, symbols, and events that happen in this holiday.

The words can be found vertically and horizontally in this puzzle, and there are no words hidden diagonally.

Don't forget to look at the answer key to this printable word search printable for Halloween if you need a little extra help.

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


  • Computer paper
  • Highlighter


  • Printer
  • Computer


  1. Load your computer paper into your Deskjet printer.
  2. Choose portrait layout and if possible "fit to page" in your settings.
  3. Print the free word search puzzle and try to find the words about Halloween in it.
  4. The list of words on the bottom of the Halloween word search printable are found left to right, right to left, top to bottom and bottom to top (there are no diagonal words in this puzzle).
  5. Search for the words relating to the holiday, highlight them and then cross them off the bottom list.
  6. See how quickly you can solve this printable word search for Halloween!


Using this print function on this card will print a Halloween word search puzzle that fills about 3/4 of an 8 x 11 sheet of paper.

To fill the entire page, choose "fit to page" on your printer if you have this setting, or use the link in the post above and print using the browser print feature.

A word find with the word "halloween" at the top, with an eyeball for the "O" above a free Halloween word search printable with a word bank at the bottom.

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