Happy New Year!
As we ring in the new year, it’s a great time to celebrate and have some fun with the whole family.
One activity that kids (and adults!) of all ages can enjoy is a word search. And to help you celebrate the new year, I’ve created a free printable New Year’s word search for kids that includes 20 celebratory words hidden horizontally, vertically, and diagonally.
This word search is a little bit challenging, as the words are hidden in all directions, so it’s a great way to keep your little ones entertained and engaged while they practice their spelling and vocabulary skills.
To print out your free New Year’s word search, just scroll down and click on the link below. All you’ll need is a printer and some paper, and you’ll be ready to start the fun.
In this word search, you’ll find words like “celebration,” “fireworks,” “resolution,” and “happy,” among others. Can you find them all? Give it a try and see how quickly you can complete the puzzle.
This New Year’s word search includes all kinds of themed words to celebrate and ring in the new year!
Altogether there are 20 different words to find. They’re hidden forwards, backwards, up and down, as well as diagonally, so it’s a little bit challenging.
The full list of the words included are:
- New Year
Is there an answer sheet?
Your download includes a free answer sheet to help in case you or your kids get stuck.
When you download the file you’ll get a 2 page PDF.
The first page is the New Year’s word search activity, and the second page is the word search answer PDF with the answers all outlined in red.
If you want to print multiple word searches but only one answer sheet you can do this by adjusting your print settings.
Other fun ways to use your word search puzzle
Are you looking for ways to add some excitement to your word search activities? Look no further! Here are some fun and creative ways to turn a traditional word search into a game that the whole family can enjoy.
1. Word search race
Divide players into teams and give each team a copy of the word search. Set a timer for a certain amount of time (e.g. 15 minutes) and see which team can find the most words within the time limit. It’s a race to the finish!
2. Word search bingo
This one’s a classic! Create a grid of squares, with each square containing a word from the word search. Players take turns trying to find the words on their grid, and the first player to get five words in a row (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) wins. Bingo!
3. Word search scavenger hunt
This one’s great for kids! Hide small prizes or treats around the room, with each one labeled with a word from the word search. Players must find the hidden items and match them to the corresponding words on the word search to win. It’s like a treasure hunt, but with words!
4. Word search tournament
Set up a bracket-style tournament, with players or teams competing head-to-head to see who can find the most words in a set amount of time. The winner advances to the next round, and the last player or team standing is the champion. It’s like the ultimate word search showdown!
5. Word search relay
Divide players into teams and give each team a copy of the word search. One player from each team starts by trying to find as many words as possible within a set time limit (e.g. 1 minute). When time is up, the next player takes over and tries to find even more words. The team with the most words found at the end of the game wins. It’s a fast-paced and fun twist on the traditional word search!
So next time you’re looking for a fun and engaging activity, try turning your word search into a game. With these ideas, you’ll have a blast while also practicing important skills like spelling, vocabulary, and concentration. Happy searching!
How to get your free word search
Click on the download link below to save the zipped word search file to your computer.
- Unzip the file to your hard drive.
- Print out your New Year’s word search. You can print as many copies as you want to get the whole family in on the New Year’s fun!
The zipped file you download will include both a US letter and an A4 version in PDF format. Just choose the one that works better for your paper size.
For the best possible results, use high quality printer paper or light cardstock.
Ready for your New Year’s Word Search? Download the PDF file below!
Click the BLUE DOWNLOAD BUTTON below to get your free printable New Year’s word search!