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Summer Word Search Printable for Kids – Free Word Search & Answer Key

Summer is here, which means it’s time for warmer weather, swimsuits and our free summer word search printable for kids!

This easy word search for summer is part of our collection of free printables. We have been sharing lots of custom word puzzles this summer and this one is the latest in our collection.

It has a word bank at the bottom, and comes with an answer key in case your kids need a little extra help!

Not only would this summer word search printable be great to share with your family, but it would also make excellent printable for your local church group or classroom full of children

The words "Summer word search printable for kids" under a watermelon slice, ice cream cone, life saver ring, mocktail, camera and sunglasses hanging from strings.

How do do this summer word search printable

Beat the heat this summer with an indoor activity that will help exercise your kids brain power.

This custom word search for summer features 12 different words that capture the feeling of summer. Give your kids this easy word search for a screen free activity they’ll love.

The words in this summer printable word search can be found forwards, backwards, up and down.

There are no words hidden diagonally in this puzzle.

Other holiday word search puzzles

In addition to this summer word search for kids, we have other seasonal word puzzles for the holidays.

Celebrate summer with a summer word scramble printable and don’t forget to 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 word search for summer:

Do you have a favorite summer food? See if you can find the summer foods listed below in the summer word search for kids.

A vector graphic of summer items like a barbecue grill, hamburgers, corn on the cob, an umbrella, a banner, fireworks, a red white an blue banner, and a patriotic hat.

The warm weather of summer encourages us to get out and enjoy the water. See if you can find these aquatic words in our free summer word search printable.

A vector image of four children playing with a beach ball in the ocean with the sun shining and a crab running by on the beach.

  • Beach
  • Pool
  • Swimming

When you think of summer what images come to mind? We’ve listed some of our summer essentials below. See if you can find them in the free word search for summer.

A happy summer sun graphic smiling with it's eyes closed.

  • Flip flops
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunshine
  • Vacation

Celebrating the national days of summer

In addition to summer being a holiday from school, each day of summer has multiple national days associated with it.

National days are dedicated to special foods, ideas, people and items we come in to contact with.

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.

A female hand with red painted nails holding a slice of watermelon up against a blue sky with the words "hello summer" carved our of the watermelon.

Some fun summer themed national days your kids might enjoy learning about are National Corn on the Cob Day, National Go Fishing Day, National Coconut Day and National Bikini Day.

We also have free word searches for the national days of each summer month.

Check out our June word search printable, July word find, August seek and find and September word search printable.

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

If you are sharing this word search for summer (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 printable word searches may not be used for any retail purpose or for mass distribution.

A bright teal background with the word "summer" in white letters surrounded by summer items like sunglasses, watermelon, starfish, a beach ball, the sun and seashells.

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

Click here to download the summer word search printable. 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 download the summer printable 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.

Summer printable word search 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 this summer word find, you can click here for the answer.

Pin this kids summer word search printable for later

Would you like a reminder of this free summer word search for kids? 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.

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Summer Word Search Printable for Kids - Free Word Search & Answer Key

Want to give your kids a screen-free activity they'll love this summer?

Look no further than our free word search printable for summer.

It has 12 words hidden in the puzzle for your kids to find.

Don't forget to look at the answer key to this summer word search printable if they need a little extra help!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty easy


  • Computer paper
  • Highlighter


  • Computer
  • Printer


  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 summer word search printable puzzle and try to find the words about summer in it.
  4. The list of words on the bottom of the puzzle are found left to right, right to left, top to bottom and bottom to top.
  5. Search for the words relating to summer, highlight them and then cross them off the bottom list.
  6. See how quickly you can solve this printable word search for summer!


A printable summer word search for kids in with a word bank at the bottom, and the word summer at the top surrounded by beach day items.

Using this print function on this card will print a 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.

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