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Fall is a favorite–red, orange, and golden leaves to rake and jump in, hayrides, and bonfires with s’mores–it’s a wonderful season. Celebrate fall with our autumn word search printables.

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Benefits of Using Word Searches with Your Student

Word searches are great for many reasons. They include these brain-building benefits:

  • Word searches are a great way to introduce or review new vocabulary.
  • Word searches help new readers learn to recognize sight words and to sound out phonetic words.
  • Word searches boost spelling skills.
  • Word searches develop pattern recognition as well as word recognition.
  • Word searches are fun and provide students with an engaging puzzle to solve.

What’s Included in the Autumn Word Search Set?

This printable set of word searches includes four different word finds for your students: two easy and two advanced.

The first easy word search is fall colors. In includes simple color words for your student to find in the puzzle. As your student finds the words, she can color the leaves the corresponding colors: gold, brown, red, yellow, and orange.

The second easy word search includes eight easy fall themed words for your kids to find.

The third word search is more difficult. It includes sixteen harvest themed words for your student to find. The words are longer (cranberry, tractor, squash) than the words in the easy word finds.

The final word puzzle also includes sixteen fall themed words for your student to find. These include fall activities and other elements of fall.

How to Use the Autumn Word Search Puzzles

Word finds are simple to use. Just print and go! You can even print the answer key and let students check their own work as they finish.

Before your student begins the word search, consider discussing the autumn themed vocabulary words. What does each one mean? How is it related to fall?

If desired, you can make the word searches reusable. Simply laminate or put in a plastic sheet protector and give your student a dry erase marker to complete the activity. When your student is finished, she can wipe it off and have it ready for the next student.

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More Fall Themed Activities and Printables

If you are hoping to celebrate autumn with more printable activities, try these: