Free word search maker

from Tools for Educators lets you make a word search puzzle with text hints or image hints. You must type in the text that you want entered into the puzzle. Just selecting the image will not enter information into the puzzle. (See below for an explanation of why that is.)

You can toggle between text and image hints if you are using the images groupings, but for more options with text only formats it's best to use the text only version.

Hint Type: -- TEXT

Type the words you wish to include in the puzzle, one per line.

If you want the hints to be different than the word entered into the puzzle, use this field below. You can enter a clue for the puzzle word, an antonym, a fill in the blank/change the word problem, the word with jumbled spelling and even the translation in another language.

Puzzle Case:
UPPER CASE   lowercase
Comic Sans   Arial   Times New Roman   Georgia
Grid size:
12 x 12   18 x 15   25 x 15

If you don't see the options you are looking for, it might be helpful to return to the main page (word search maker) and select the category that you'd like. You may have entered this page off an old link or bookmark.

If you use text hints, they will be entered below the puzzle just as you typed them. If you want uppercase then you'll need to type them in uppercase.

If you are using image hints, you must still enter the puzzle text. The images for the word search maker are not set to any specific text, so you must enter the text that you'd like to use. I made it that way so the user has more flexibility. You can enter anything you'd like for the text, for example 'eat', 'eating', 'ate' if you wanted to practice different verb forms. This also solves the problem of American English vs. British English. If you'd like 'trousers' instead of 'pants' you can do that. It also means teachers of some other foreign languages can also use the word search generator for their classes as well.

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