St. Patrick’s Day Word Search PDF
Looking for some fun and free printable activities for St. Patrick’s Day? You don’t need the luck of the Irish. Just check out this St. Patrick’s Day Word Search PDF!
This post features a few cute and FREE St.Patricks word search printables for kids with varying difficulty levels, and to make things easier, I’ve included answer keys as well.
A word search is a fantastic way to work on language, vocabulary, and visual discrimination. All important skills to our little learners. Plus it keeps them off the screens (at least for a little while)
It’s the perfect learning activity to do at home or in the classroom with your kiddos.
BENEFITS OF WORD SEARCH PUZZLES
Word search puzzles aren’t just fun for kids, they learn a lot too!
It’s a great tool for building language and vocabulary in an engaging way, as well as visual discrimination skills.
It’s also an easy way to learn spelling and new words. They begin to pick up pattern recognition and rules like a ‘U’ always follows a ‘Q’.
It also teaches students to figure out contextual clues because most word search puzzles revolve around a certain theme and all the words are related to that main theme, in this case, St.Patty’s Day!
These kinds of puzzles are beneficial for kids and grown-ups alike, you can read more about the benefits of word search puzzles in this news article if you’re interested.
WHAT ARE SOME ST. PATRICK’S DAY WORDS?
They’ll get to learn St. Patrick’s Day words like Dublin, Ireland, legend, jig, shamrocks, clovers, leprechauns, and pots of gold, just to name a few.
HOW TO PLAY ST. PAT’S WORD SEARCH GAME
There are 3 difficulty levels to choose from with your free printable St.Patrick’s word search.
Choose from an easy, medium, or hard level.
The easy level is perfect for your younger learners in early elementary. I would use the easy St. Patrick’s Day word search with 1st grade or 2nd grade.
We stick to shorter St.Paddy’s Day words and they’ll be found either horizontal or vertical and there won’t be any surprises like spelling backward.
The medium level is perfect for your older kiddos who may be around 2nd grade or 3rd grade and up. Here we have slightly longer words and we’ll use horizontal, vertical, and diagonal directions but no backward words.
In the difficult level, anything goes!
You’ll find words spelled backward, horizontal, vertical, and diagonal.
Make sure to choose the right grade level for your child to make it just challenging enough and not overly frustrating.
MORE WAYS TO PLAY
If your child is looking for a challenge you can set a timer and see how many they can find in a set amount of time.
Or if you are doing it as a class (or have more than 1 child), you can have them race against each other to see either (1) who can finish first or (2) who can find the most words in an allotted time limit.
EASY ST.PATRICK’S WORD SEARCH WORKSHEET
First up is my easy St. Patrick’s Day word search pdf! Perfect for your early elementary learners to work on their holiday vocabulary.
I’ve used this word search with 1st Grade and 2nd Grade students, it’s perfect for little learners!
To print, simply click the ‘download pdf’ text under the image and it should open in a new window.
From here, click the download button in the top right-hand corner.
Once you’ve downloaded the image, you should be able to select your home printer, and voila!
EASY LARGE PRINT ST.PATRICK’S DAY WORD SEARCH
ST. PATRICK’S DAY WORD SEARCH PRINTABLE – MEDIUM DIFFICULTY
Next up is the more difficult Halloween word search that’s perfect for mid-elementary and up.
I usually use these with my 2nd or 3rd grade students or older classes.
FREE ST. PATRICK’S DAY WORD SEARCH PRINTABLE – MEDIUM DIFFICULTY
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL WORKSHEET ST. PATRICK’S WORD SEARCH PDF
The last one on the list is our more difficult or hard St. Patrick’s Day word search printable puzzle that’s suitable for older kids.
Typically I use this St. Patrick’s Day word search activity with 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade.
This one has words in all directions and backward as well plus has about +30 words with increasingly complex vocabulary.
HARD ST. PATRICK’S DAY WORD SEARCH
Other St. Patrick’s Day Activities
WRAPPING UP ST. PATRICK’S DAY WORD SEARCH TO PRINT
I hope you enjoy these free St.Patty’s word search activity sheets! If you’re looking for more fun and free St. Patrick’s Day worksheets, be sure to check out some of the posts listed above.
My personal favorites are the super cute St. Patrick’s Day coloring pages. We love coloring them and hanging them around the classroom to spruce the place up.
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
May the luck of the Irish be with you!