Summer Word Searches and Summer Word Puzzles

We originally put up this post many years ago, and it has become a true summer favorite with readers. So this year we’re updating it with fourteen brand new printable summer word puzzles with fun new word lists and themes!

Printables like these really do help on long trips. They give the kids something to do in the car (other than fight with each other) and can also be used as a way to focus attention when things get wild and crazy at your destination. It’s hard for kids to be out of their regular routine, and sometimes they just need us to reel them back in and force them to slow down for a couple of minutes. Keep some of these print-outs on hand for when one of the kids needs a little “break” from all the excitement.

You might also like our Big Brain Teasers Book for Kids!

You don’t have to be going on a trip to enjoy summer word puzzles, though. There’s so much to do, and for those of us in the North, it’s been awhile since we could just head outside for an afternoon without an unreasonable amount of bundling up. Summer is the time to kick back a little, especially for the kids who are out of school. There’s no shortage of activities, either, and they don’t all require getting out of town. Heck, most kids can stay pretty entertained on a given summer afternoon as long as they have a hose and maybe a shovel!

Be sure to also check out our summer mad libs!

Summer Word Searches

Find the words in the grid of letters.

Summer Crossword Puzzles for Kids

Complete the crossword puzzle and find the right words using the clues on the worksheet along with letters from other words.

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Summer Word Scrambles and Word Merges

Unscramble each word. Some puzzles have marked letters that can be used to solve the second puzzle on the page.

Summer Cryptogram Secret Code Worksheets

Decode the word lists by finding each substitute letter or symbol.

Printable Summer Word Puzzles

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Founder and CEO of Woo! Jr. Kids Activities, Wendy loves creating crafts, activities and printables that help teachers educate and give parents creative ways to spend time with their children.

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