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Free Winter Word Search Printable – With Answer Key Included

Winter is here, and it brings with it cooler temperatures and holiday celebrations. Celebrate the last season of the year by staying indoors and solving our free winter word search printable. 

This seasonal word find puzzle is part of our collection of free printables. We have been sharing lots of free puzzles this year and this word search for winter is the latest in our collection.

Free word search puzzles are great for all ages. They’re challenging enough for adults, but also come with a word search answer key if kids need a little extra help!

Not only would they be great to share with your family this winter, but they would also make excellent printables for your local church group or classroom full of children

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How to do this free winter word search printable

This winter word find includes 15 words that symbolize the season. Some have to do with holidays, while others are food, greenery or clothing.

The words in this winter seek and find printable are hidden vertically and horizontally (both forwards and backwards). There are no words hidden diagonally in this moderate difficulty word puzzle. 

We also have a winter word scramble you can do this season if you’re looking for more puzzling!

Other holiday word searches

In addition to this winter word find printable, we have other word puzzles for the holidays and seasons of the year. Check out the free word searches and word scrambles below.

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

Words to look for in our winter printable word search:

There are so many reasons to celebrate during winter, because it is home to lots of holidays. See which of the winter holidays below you can find in our free word search printable.

A black brick wall with text on it in neon blue lettering that reads "merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, happy Kwanzaa, have a happy holidays".

Are you hoping for a winter wonderland full of snow this year? If so, then you’ll love the words related to snow below that are hidden in our seek and find puzzle.

Three snowmen in a row, the one on the left has reindeer antlers, the one in the middle has a Santa hat, mittens and a red scarf, and the one on the right has a Santa hat, and a red and white striped scarf.

Bundle up in your warmest clothes before running out into the snow this year! See which of the clothing related words below you can locate in our free word find.

A dog outside wearing a red scarf while it's snowing, and snow falling on him while he has his eyes closed.

There are so many delicious drinks and fun activities enjoy this season. See which of the words below you can find in our winter word search printable.

Two glasses of eggnog surrounded by pine boughs with a cinnamon stick on top of each one.

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Get the winter word find printable

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 winter printable word find (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 printable word puzzle through the link below, or print it out in the project card at the bottom of the page.

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Click here to download the free winter 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 print the winter word search free from the project card at the bottom of the page, scroll down and press “print”. It will deliver the free word puzzle in a slightly smaller size.

Winter word search 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 printable seek and find, you can click here for the winter word search with answers filled in.

Pin this free winter word search printable for later

Would you like a reminder of this post with a free word find printable? 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 free winter printable word search with a word bank at the bottom with a snowman graphic and ice skate graphic between the words and a banner across the center of the image.

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Free Winter Word Search Printable - With Answer Key Included

A winter scene with pink buildings in the background, deer and pine trees in the foreground and snow falling over the scene.

Looking for a screen free indoor activity to do this winter with the kids?

Print our free winter word search and share it with your family. It's challenging enough for teens, but also comes with an answer key if the littler kids need help.

It has words that relate to the season, that will get you in the mood to celebrate the holidays!

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 this winter word search puzzle and try to find the words related to this season in it.
  4. There is a list of words on the bottom of the winter word search printable which you will find hidden horizontally, vertically, forwards and backwards (there are no words hidden diagonally).
  5. Search for the words relating to the season, highlight them and then cross them off the list at the bottom of this seek and find.
  6. See how quickly you can solve this winter printable word search!


Using this print function on this card will print a winter word find 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 free winter word search printable with a word bank at the bottom, with an graphic of a snowman and a pair of white ice skates nestled in between the words, and a snowflake banner at the top of the image.

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