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4th of July Word Search


Summer is in full swing and that means excitement for the 4th of July! My kids love holiday-themed learning activities and I have always loved word searches. I still do as an adult! I always enjoyed them more than crossword puzzles, and I remember as a kid being thrilled if our teacher let us complete a word search with our spelling words or other themes. Some word searches can be tricky for beginning readers, which is why I love this free 4th of July Word Search – the words simply go across or down, and that’s it!

*Pair with our Summer Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!

This free 4th of July Word Search is great for beginning readers and the perfect level of difficulty for early childhood classrooms!

In a classroom setting (and home too) it can be helpful to talk about the meaning of some of the words that maybe aren’t as well known to kids, such as the word “freedom.” You could also gather some 4th of July books from Amazon or your local library to go along with your learning!

Preparing this activity is as simple as they come. Just click print, and you are done!

We use fun writing tools like skinny markers to complete the word search.

RELATED RESOURCE: Write It! Summer Writing Center Activities

We had fun completing our word searches with red and blue crayons and markers for a festive and patriotic feel. Highlighters work just as well!

There are 12 words, all with a connection to the 4th of July. I love that even beginning readers can succeed with this word search because the words only go left to right or down.

When kids are just learning to read or building their skills, diagonal and backward searches can be daunting. This word search proved to be just the right level of challenge for early readers and kept them engaged until all the words were found!

Give students patriotic colored crayons to add an extra layer of fun to this activity.

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More 4th of July Fun

Looking for more activities and fun for your kids this 4th of July? Look no further! Check out these great ideas from some awesome kid bloggers.

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Kids in the Kitchen: Fun & Easy Patriotic Party Mix from Crafty Mama in ME

4th of July Children’s Books from The Jenny Evolution

Star A-Z Letter Recognition Worksheet from Something 2 Offer

4th of July Word Search from The Kindergarten Connection

Patriotic Stars Count and Clip Cards from The Kindergarten Connection

Confetti Fireworks from Schooling a Monkey

July 4th Math Worksheet from iGameMom

5 DIY Rockets for Kids to Launch Outside from FrogMom

4th of July Coloring Pages from Year Round Homeschooling

July 4th Puzzle Pack from Embark on the Journey

DIY Water Table with Red, White, and Blue Activities from Living Montessori Now

July 4th Coloring Pages from Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading

Kid-Made Patriotic Parfaits from Preschool Powol Packets


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