19 Back to School Word Search Puzzles

Easy, Intermediate, and Challenging School Word Searches

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Back to school word search puzzles are a great activity to have students do on the first few days back to school. It's an easy activity that can get them use to classroom procedures without having to provide any new instruction.

These printable back to school words search puzzles are all in categories by skill level with a recommended grade level. There are also a few online ​back to school word search puzzles that would be great to set up on the classroom computers.

Tip: We also have a list of free science word searches that are great for this time of year.

Easy Back to School Word Search Puzzles

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These easy back to school word searches are great for students in grades 1-3 because there are 14 or less hidden words in each puzzle.

  1. School House Puzzle: There are 7 hidden words in this easy school house themed back to school puzzle.
  2. Hidden Message Back to School Word Search Puzzle:  Uncover a secret message after finding the 12 words in this back to school word search puzzle.
  3. Back Pack Word Search: A word search all about backpacks with 12 words to find. 
  4. Back to School Bus Word Search: A great looking printable worksheet with a 14 word back to school word search.
  5. Back to School 1-2-3 Word Search: Print out this word search and find 14 back to school words.
  6. All Around the School Word Search: Find 15 items that around a school in this back to school word search puzzle.

Medium Back to School Word Search Puzzles

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These intermediate back to school word search puzzles have 15-29 hidden words and will work great for kids in grades 4-5.

  1. Things Found In the Classroom Word Search: Find 16 items that can be found around the classroom in this back to school word search.
  2. School Subjects Word Search: You'll have to hunt for 16 school subjects in this word search puzzle.
  3. School Supplies Word Search: Find 16 school supplies in this back to school word search.
  4. School Word Search: Find the 16 hidden words in this fun school themed word search.
  5. School Life: Find words like crayons, erase, books, glue stick, and more in this word search puzzle.
  6. Back to School Search: Find 16 classroom items in this intermediate level word search.
  7. Back-to-School Word Search: There are 23 hidden words in this back to school word search puzzle.
  8. Back to School Search: Find the 23 hidden words inside this fun back to school word search puzzle.
  9. A Word Search for Back to Schoo: This 29 word back to school word search is just perfect for the first few days back to school.

Challenging Back to School Word Search Puzzles

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This word search puzzle has more than 30 hidden words making it great for grade 6 and up.

  1. Hard Elementary School Word Search: Big kids can take a trip back to elementary school with this word search that has 30 hidden words.
  2. Challenging Back to School Word Search: This back to school word search will prove quite the challenge with 49 words to find.

Online Back to School Word Search Puzzles

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There's nothing to print with these online back to school word search puzzle games.

  1. Easy Back to School Word Search: This is an easy back to school word search with 10 words to find.
  2. Back-to-School Word Search Game: Complete this online back to school word search by finding 21 hidden words and phrases.