5 Free Halloween Word Search Printables

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In this blog post we will share 4 Free Printable Halloween word search puzzles and one blank template to make your own halloween word find puzzle with spooky words of your choice.

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, such a fun time of year and a great way to get kids excite is with fun activities in the classroom or at home.

These fun holiday worksheets are an easy way to bring a Halloween theme into your learning time, or to keep kids occupied indoors on a rainy day this October.

free printable halloween word search puzzles for kids

Free Halloween Word Search Puzzle Pack

Find the hidden words in each of these four fun Halloween themed word searches with all kinds of different halloween words.

The difficulty level with some of these is great for older students as it has some more obscure types of monsters, making it a little more of a challenging word search puzzle.

If the kids are not sure what some of the words mean, have them look it up as a fun Halloween research!

Halloween Word Search 1

Words to find:

  • Ghost
  • Hobgoblin
  • Preta
  • Sphinx
  • Valkyrie
  • Ghoul
  • Hodag
  • Pumpkinhead
  • Spider
  • Caladrius

All of these are types of Halloween monsters

Halloween Word Search 2

Words to find:

  • Kelpie
  • Phoenix
  • Corn maze
  • Crypt
  • Ghoul
  • Medusa
  • Creepy
  • Rain bird
  • Frightened
  • Goblin

If you’re using this word search in the classroom, one learning activity could be to have the kids color in each word according to it’s category for example adjectives in orange, proper nouns in green and regular nouns in purple, since there is a mixture of all these three within the word list.

Halloween Word Search 3

Words to find:

  • Lantern
  • Nighttime
  • Spooks
  • Creaky
  • Horror
  • Monster
  • Spider Web
  • Crawl
  • Creepy

Halloween Word Search 4

Words to find:

  • Monster
  • Angel
  • Centaur
  • Demon
  • Ghost
  • Morgawr
  • Bogeyman
  • Chimera
  • Fairy
  • Harpy

Once the children have found all of the halloween theme words in their chosen puzzle, they can color the Halloween pictures at the bottom of each word search.

Word searches are a great activity for building vocabulary skills, spelling skills, word recognition, developing concentration, and strengthening visual skills.

Make Your Own Halloween Word Search Puzzle

Making your own spooky word search puzzle is a fun activity for kids of all ages. Older kids can make them for the younger kids, or all the children can make their own word search and swap with friends to solve each other’s puzzles.

halloween wordsearch blank template

You can use this grid to create an easy Halloween word search, a cute halloween word search, or even a pumpkin word search puzzle.

Don’t forget to include a hidden message in the remaining letters, for extra halloween fun.

free printable blank template for halloween word search puzzle

Suggested word list

If you need some extra inspiration for Halloween-themed words here are some that you can use for your word search games. We have put together some word lists for older children and younger children, based on level of difficulty

Easy CVC Halloween Words for Young Children

If you have little ones just learning to read, make up the word search game with just CVC words so that it hits at the right level to be achievable for young learners.

This can give so much sense of accomplishment as these youngest readers manage to find and read their list of words!

  • Bat
  • Rat
  • Cat
  • Bug
  • Boo
  • Fun

Classic Halloween Word List

Here are some of the classic Halloween words to suit medium difficulty.

  • Witch
  • Pumpkin
  • Black Cat
  • Cauldron
  • Spider
  • Candy
  • Ghost
  • Haunted
  • Spooky
  • Mummy
  • Zombie
  • Night

Halloween Vocabulary for Older Children

You could challenge the children to think of their best spooky and scary adjectives and hide them in the word search. For example

  • Fearsome
  • Atrocious
  • Eerie
  • Ominous
  • Ghastly
  • Revolting

Download Halloween Word Search PDF Files

Download each PDF file below by clicking the download button for the download link – (one halloween word search pdf for all 4 of the word search puzzles and a separate pdf file for the blank template)

Terms of use: Free for personal use and classroom use

Halloween Word Search Printables PDF

Blank Wordsearch Template PDF

More Free Halloween Printables

Halloween Puzzle

Witch Activity Sheets

Monster Coloring

Hidden Picture Halloween Coding Worksheet

Fun Halloween Games

Make your own recycled soda bottle ghosts, for a game of spooky bowling.

Use left over Halloween candy from Trick or Treat to play this fun candy board game

Recognise words with this sight words Halloween game

Color these fun Halloween Color by Number pages


Please go ahead and share these free printable Halloween word searches with friends and family, so that more parents, teachers and care givers can benefit from our free resources, and all the kids can enjoy.

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We hope you enjoyed these free Halloween word search printables. Thanks for all your support!

Happy Halloween!

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