Making a Word Search

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Making a Word Search
You can easily create your own word search. (puzzle time image by Christopher Hall from

Word search puzzles can be fun and challenging. You can find them in your local newspaper, buy them in books or create your own. There are several free websites that allow you to create your own word search. These word searches can be printed and shared at parties, on road trips or used for educational purposes. Parents can also hide their child's spelling words in the word search. You can even decide how big or small you want the puzzle to be.

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    Super Kids Word Search Puzzle Creator

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    Log on to to create a free word search puzzle.

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    Type in the words you want included in the word search.

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    Select the height and width for the grid you are creating. The default setting is 16 letters high by 16 letters wide.

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    Uncheck the box underneath the grid size if you do not want the letters to appear backward in the puzzle. Leaving the box checked will create a more challenging puzzle.

  5. 5

    Click "Create Page" to create the puzzle. Click "Print" to print the word search.


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    Log onto to create your custom word search.

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    Give your word search a title that is 49 letters or less.

  3. 3

    Select your puzzle size. The default setting is 15 letters across by 15 letters down. The largest a puzzle can be is 40 by 40.

  4. 4

    Type the words you want to include in your word search.

  5. 5

    Click "Create My Puzzle" to build your puzzle. Click "Print" to print the puzzle.


  1. 1

    Log onto to create a word search.

  2. 2

    Type the words you want included in your word search.

  3. 3

    Select how many columns and rows you want in your word search. The minimum is 3 letters by 3 letters and the maximum is 50 by 50.

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    Click "Create Puzzle" to build the custom word search. Click "Print" to print it.

Tips and warnings

  • If you are not happy with the way the word search looks, you can retype the words on the beginning page and generate a new puzzle.

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