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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Free Printable Halloween Word Search

If your kids love Halloween and word searches then they'll love this free 12 word Halloween word search. It's a great way to introduce some early literacy work with a fun theme. Perfect to use at home for fun, as part of a homeschooling unit, or in class as a group rotation activity, English activity or during free time. The free download includes the word search + the answer key and you can print off as many copies as you need for your children or students.

free printable halloween word search

This word search is designed for K-2 children in prep, foundation, grade 1 or grade 2. It is relatively simple, however there are some bigger words included. Children will need to have basic reading skills and letter recognition to confidently complete the word search.

If you're looking for more free Halloween learning activities check out these free Halloween printables to use at home or in the classroom.


Once you've printed as many copies of the word search as you need get your children or students to search for the words. The easiest way for them to do this will be to circle or highlight the individual letters of each word as some letters overlap for more than one word. 

The words can be found vertically, horizontally, diagonally and some are also backwards so some may be a little trickier than others. Each time they find a word get them to cross off or highlight the word in the word list at the bottom of the page so they can easily see which words are left to find.


  • Download the free template {below}
  • Print as many copies as needed
  • Laminate for durability {optional}

This free printable word search is a PDF document in A4 size so can be downloaded and printed as is to fit to a page in Australia. If you're printing using US letter size you may need to check the fit to page box. If you're using the word search as a once off activity simply print off as many copies as needed so each of your children or students have a copy. If you're using the word search in a classroom as a group rotation activity you may want to print a smaller number and laminate them then use them with washable markers so they can be wiped clean and reused.

free halloween word search activity

Please note that this Halloween word search is for personal or classroom use only, it cannot be reproduced, published or sold in any form on any platform.

The download also includes an answer key which you may want to provide younger children if they're having trouble locating some of the words. Alternatively it's useful for easy reference if you're marking students work as part of a classroom activity.

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If your children, or students, love this free Halloween word search and you want to include more Halloween themed activities in their learning be sure to check out my Halloween Classroom pack on Etsy. Bring some Halloween fun to your classroom at school or home with these Halloween themed literacy and numeracy worksheets. Designed for K-2 {prep, foundation, grade 1 or grade 2} the worksheet bundle includes 8 different activities:

Literacy Worksheets
  • Find the missing letter
  • Letter Jumble
  • Halloween word trace
  • Halloween word search
  • Beginning letter sounds

Numeracy Worksheets
  • Trace the numbers
  • Count the items
  • Spiders & Webs addition game

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