Free Earth Day Word Search Puzzle (with answers!)

Celebrate Earth Day this April 22nd with this free printable Earth Day word search puzzle. This screen free word puzzle activity is great for the classroom, home school, or just for fun!

There are 20 hidden throughout, all themed around around protecting our environment and our planet, including things like plant, ozone, recycle and nature.

The words are hidden forwards, backwards, horizontally, vertically and diagonally which makes it medium difficulty, so this word puzzle is probably better suited for older kids. But don’t worry if you get stuck – your download comes with an answer key sheet to help you find all the answers at a glance!

Just scroll down to the bottom of this page to grab the puzzle PDF download for free.

A Fun and free earth Day activity for kids

What is Earth Day?

Earth Day is an annual event held on April 22nd to show support for environmental protection.

It began in 1970, and since then it’s grown into a global movement.

Earth Day word search puzzles are a fun way to help your kids learn more about Earth Day and the importance of caring for an preserving our wonderful planet.

What are the benefits of word searches?

Word searches help to strengthen vocabulary and spelling, so they’re not only fun but they’re a great learning opportunity as well.

Some of the great ways that word search puzzles can benefit your child is that they can

  • help to develop word recognition
  • improve spelling
  • strengthen vocabulary skills
  • develop pattern recognition
  • help children understand word structure
  • improve memory and problem-solving skills

Plus, they’re just a lot of fun!

This Earth Day word search is a great chance to teach your kids about Earth Day, and to spark conversations about the environment and how we can look after our planet better.

Close up of the free printable earth day word search on a clipboard lying on a table, with a colorful pencil and some strawberries

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How to get your free word search printable

  1. Click on the blue download button below.
  2. Unzip the file to your hard drive.
  3. Print your Earth Day word search activity and answer sheet, or download it onto your tablet to fill in!

The puzzle and the answer sheet are in PDF format in a zipped file. They’re both sized for US Letter paper / 8.5 x 11 inches but you could print it on A4 paper as well! You just might need to adjust your printer settings slightly so that your printer doesn’t crop the edges of the page.

For the best results I’d recommend printing your puzzle out on high quality printer paper.

And if you want to save a bit of paper you could even fit 2 word search puzzles on one page, and then use a paper trimmer (this one is great) to cut each puzzle down to size.

Ready for your word search? Download the PDF file below!

Click the BLUE DOWNLOAD BUTTON below to get your free Earth Day word search PDF!

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