Word Search Maker

**NEW! While we have had a word search maker on our website for three decades now, we finally updated it to make it even better. Please help us buy providing your suggestions with the feedback button below. You can now create slick looking word search puzzles with the ability to play them, share them, and print them!

(Enter each word on a new line)
( 10-60 )
( 10-60 )
( Customise grid style )

Your information will be saved even if you click these buttons

All data will be reset

Select Print Template

To change the page border and colors, please select a theme from below. Once selected the PRINT PREVIEW will update with a sample of how the page will look.

Create Custom Template

(Use custom left image)
(Use custom right image)
(Use custom left y position)
(Use custom right y position)
(Use custom border color)
Grid Colors
( Default: white )
( Default: black )
Word List Management
(Enter each word on a new line)
(This is shown in footer)
Add a Logo or Image
(Use a custom logo)

Are you a word search puzzle lover? If so, you are in the right place. Welcome to our Word Search Maker! From family game nights to school activities, we provide a customizable and easy experience for you to generate your themed word search puzzles.

How to use Word Search Maker

  1. Title: name your word search puzzle (optional).
  2. Enter Words: you can include up to 30 words of your choice.
  3. Rows: customize the number of rows in your puzzle (10-60).
  4. Cols: choose the number of columns you want to have in your puzzle (10-60).
  5. Grid Style: customize your grid style by selecting one of the many options available.
  6. Select Print Template: select one of the themed templates available to customize your word search puzzle.
  7. Advanced Options: more customizable options are available.
  Now it is time to download or print your new word search puzzle and have some fun!

Did you know?

  A word search puzzle can also be called word find, word seek, word sleuth or mystery word puzzle and the first one is said to be initially created and published in the Selenby Digest - A small classified ad paper, freely distributed at Safeway and other stores on March 1, 1968. It was created by Norman E. Gibat, in Norman, Oklahoma. Its initial size was 8.5 x 5.5 inches.

Where can I use Word Search Puzzles?

There is no limit when it comes to having fun. Word search puzzles can be enjoyed anywhere, anytime.   At home: you can enjoy your puzzle for a family game night, family reunions, as a birthday gift, anniversary gift, road trips, camping, you name it.   In schools: create a themed fun challenge for the entire class, a speed quiz for the entire school, an extra homework, etc. The possibilities are endless.   Word search games are so versatile that people can enjoy at any age after learning the alphabet.  Some joke that these puzzles are good for ages 5-105.  

Why Word Search Puzzles are good for you

  Several studies have shown that word search puzzles and other types of puzzles are tremendously beneficial for developing and improving our brains. It helps to improve memory, focus, vocabulary, and overall mental agility.   Word search puzzles prioritize pattern recognition, a vital cognitive tool that empowers the brain with the ability to establish a structure and create value from the information around us. Also, word puzzles can increase the dopamine levels in our brain from the challenges and the sense of encouragement it stimulates inside us. It can boost confidence levels, bring people together, and increase enjoyment in any environment.

Word Search Puzzles in schools

Playing or having fun with words while learning is how teachers and educators take advantage of word search puzzles. The extensive use of word puzzles in schools all around the globe helps kids to develop many different skills and exercises many parts of the brain.   Teachers can take advantage of the Word Search Puzzle Maker and customize their own game, including level-appropriate words and select from themed templates for special occasions and festivities.   Here are some of the numerous ways word search puzzles can help kids develop in school while having fun:  
  • Improve spelling.
  • Exercise several areas of the brain.
  • Develop problem-solving skills.
  • Increase memory.
  • Encourage kids to work faster.
  • Increase vocabulary.
  • Create fun!

Feedback

  We created the Word Search Puzzle Maker to encourage adults and kids to have fun. Now we want to hear from you. Please leave us a message and let us know how we can improve.  
Word Search Puzzles
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