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Create Your Own Word Search

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A handy word search generator to use for spelling, vocabulary or fast finisher tasks.

This find-a-word generator opens up a world of options for the classroom!  Create on your own printable word searches then print for your students.

Customisable Word Search Generator

Our awesome Create Your Own Wordsearch Widget allows you to customise the word list included in your word search. You can use enter your own words, separated by a comma. Alternatively, choose a pre-saved list from the drop-down menu.

There are over 100 pre-saved word lists available to use, including:

  • Australian Federation vocabulary
  • Dolch Sight Word Lists
  • Fairytales Vocabulary
  • Living and Non-Living Things Vocabulary
  • Past and Present Vocabulary

and many more!

Once you’ve selected your words, you can also choose the board size, school font and select lower or uppercase letters.

How to Create Your Own Wordsearch

  1. Click the ‘Play’ button at the top of the page.
  2. Add the title of your word search.
  3. Enter your list of words or select a word list.
  4. Select your board size.
  5. Choose the school font required.
  6. Choose from upper or lower case letters.
  7. Select Yes or No for diagonals words to be included in the find a word.
  8. Now just click download on the top right corner to access your Word Search.

 

Check out many more ideas on our blog, 25 Ways to Use Our Word Search Widget.

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Mitchell Yarrow

‘Play’ link not currently launching Word Search Widget??

Mitchell Yarrow · Jun 14th, 2022

Emma (Teach Starter)

Hi Mitchell, We’re sorry to hear you’re having trouble. Please contact us at [email protected] and we’ll help you work through the problem.

Emma (Teach Starter) · Jun 14th, 2022

Julie Lawson

What happened to all the super pre-saved lists that were already created? It’s a real shame that you seem to have got rid of those.

Julie Lawson · Mar 22nd, 2022

Janeen

Hi Julie
We’re sorry to hear you’re having trouble. Please contact us at [email protected] and we’ll help you work through the problem.

Janeen · Mar 23rd, 2022

Marjorie Window

Apparently this problem has been occurring for the past month. I have used this program before without having to look at how to create a word search. Can it be fixed so that we can make a word search? Please.

Marjorie Window · Mar 15th, 2022

Janeen

Hi Marjorie
Thank you for getting in touch with Customer Support directly. We trust that you’re happy with the outcome.

Janeen · Mar 18th, 2022

Tim Tattis

This does not work, you hit the play button and it logs you out, you cannot then log in as when you do it takes you back to your start up page, very frustrating for a paid subscription.

Tim Tattis · Feb 13th, 2022

Paul (Teach Starter)

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Paul (Teach Starter) · Feb 15th, 2022

Paul (Teach Starter)

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Paul (Teach Starter) · Feb 7th, 2022

Tammy Offer

Where is the create button???? I don’t need a demo

Tammy Offer · Jan 30th, 2022

Paul (Teach Starter)

Hi Tammy,

We’re sorry to hear you’re having trouble. Please contact us at [email protected] and we’ll help you work through the problem.

Paul (Teach Starter) · Jan 31st, 2022

Dayna Chu

The PLAY button under the main title (not the demo video)

Dayna Chu · Jan 29th, 2022

Paul (Teach Starter)

Thanks, Dayna!

Paul (Teach Starter) · Jan 31st, 2022

Dayna Chu

Not sure if this will help any of you, but when I hit the ‘PLAY’ button, it took me to the create page. Hot Tip: Download again for a different version of the same wordlist; I often download three or four versions so that the students don’t have too many ‘opportunities’ around them to solve the puzzle without some persistence.

Dayna Chu · Jan 29th, 2022

Paul (Teach Starter)

Thanks for sharing that tip, Dayna!

Paul (Teach Starter) · Jan 31st, 2022

Emma Tothill

I can input names but widget won’t let me create a wordsearch?

Emma Tothill · Jan 29th, 2022

Paul (Teach Starter)

Hi Emma,

We’re sorry to hear you’re having trouble. Please contact us at [email protected] and we’ll help you work through the problem.

Paul (Teach Starter) · Jan 31st, 2022

Mandy Collard

Sorry my find a word has names missing and is only displaying 16 of my 22 names. Help please.

Mandy Collard · Jan 29th, 2022

Paul (Teach Starter)

Hi Mandy,

We’re sorry to hear you’re having trouble. Please contact us at [email protected] and we’ll help you work through the problem.

Paul (Teach Starter) · Jan 31st, 2022

Alison Hicks

I can’t get this working, please help

Alison Hicks · Jan 28th, 2022

Paul (Teach Starter)

Hi Alison,

We’re sorry to hear you’re having trouble. Please contact us at [email protected] and we’ll help you work through the problem.

Paul (Teach Starter) · Jan 28th, 2022

melissa gee

Sorry, my find a word only had 16 of my 23 student’s names. It has left off some of the uncommon names

melissa gee · Jan 27th, 2022

Paul (Teach Starter)

Hi Melissa,

We’re sorry to hear you’re having trouble. Please contact us at [email protected] and we’ll help you work through the problem.

Paul (Teach Starter) · Jan 27th, 2022

Doris Carroll

sorry but the widget is still not operational.

Doris Carroll · Jan 27th, 2022

Paul (Teach Starter)

Hi Doris,

We’ve taken a look and the word search seems to be working for us. Please contact us at [email protected] and we’ll help you work through the problem.

Paul (Teach Starter) · Jan 27th, 2022

Paul (Teach Starter)

Hi Kaitlin,

Thank you for that feedback. We appreciate any suggestions that help make our resources even better! You can always submit a change suggestion to this resource using the Changes & Updates tab above the comments section. Thanks again!

Paul (Teach Starter) · Jan 27th, 2022

Ashika Corera

Sorry, I cannot create one either 🙁

Ashika Corera · Jan 26th, 2022

Paul (Teach Starter)

Hi Ashika,

We’re sorry to hear you’re having trouble. Please contact us at [email protected] and we’ll help you work through the problem.

Paul (Teach Starter) · Jan 27th, 2022

Dana Johnston

Hi, there seems to be no option on any of your widgets to create. It isn’t great timing considering how close we are to being back to school and the many teachers who are trying to prepare during their holidays.

Dana Johnston · Jan 26th, 2022

Paul (Teach Starter)

Hi Dana,

Thanks for letting us know. There should be ‘Download’ and ‘Save’ buttons in the top right-hand corner of the page. If you’re not seeing it, contact us at [email protected]

Paul (Teach Starter) · Jan 27th, 2022

Janice Stewart

I can’t create word searches.

Janice Stewart · Jan 26th, 2022

Paul (Teach Starter)

Hi Janice,

We’re sorry to hear you’re having trouble. Please contact us at [email protected] and we’ll help you work through the problem.

Paul (Teach Starter) · Jan 27th, 2022

Alanah-Rei Castledine

Hi Melissa, Any word on whe this will be up and running again?

Alanah-Rei Castledine · Jan 24th, 2022

Holly (Teach Starter)

Hi Alanah-Rei, this should all be up and running now. If you are still having issues – please feel free to email us at [email protected] and we’d be more than happy to assist further.

Holly (Teach Starter) · Jan 24th, 2022

Fiona Goodlet

I cannot either – create my class word search

Fiona Goodlet · Jan 19th, 2022

Melissa Teach Starter

Hi Fiona, looks like we are experiencing an error with this widget. Our team are hard at work on a fix now and we hope to have it back up and running very soon!

Melissa Teach Starter · Jan 20th, 2022

Bronwyn Selfe

why can I not create my own word search.

Bronwyn Selfe · Jan 19th, 2022

Melissa Teach Starter

Hi Bronwyn, looks like something has gone awry. Our team are hard at work on a fix now and we hope to have it back up and running shortly.

Melissa Teach Starter · Jan 20th, 2022

Lisa-Marie Peers

This is one of my favourite activities for first day back. New class, new students… it’s a great way to get to know who is who!

Lisa-Marie Peers · Jan 10th, 2022

Melissa Teach Starter

So glad to hear that, Lisa-Marie!

Melissa Teach Starter · Jan 10th, 2022

Word Whiz

awesome for kids to learn new words

Word Whiz · Nov 10th, 2020

Stephanie (Teach Starter)

Thank you for your positive feedback!

Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Nov 10th, 2020

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