Let’s do a fun animal word search with this free printable word search puzzle for kids! This word search activity is a jungle animal word search puzzle where kids can find 11 animals hiding in the letters. This animal word search is great for 1st-3rd grade readers, but simple enough for kids who are starting to recognize words and letter patterns to join in the fun. Use the animal word search puzzles at home or in the classroom.
Free animal word search puzzle
This printable version is a great brain teaser and encourages children to use their problem solving skills. Click the yellow button to download the word search animals now:
Word searches with words of this length would typically be used for grades 2 or 3. But we’ve found that some preschoolers and first graders do very well with it because it’s less about reading the words and more about recognizing letter patterns.
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Printable word search puzzle with animals
In the word search puzzle, children can look for the following animals and either circle them or cross them out with a pen:
Download and print the Animal Word Search Puzzle PDF file here:
Word search puzzles with animals
This is a more challenging word search where words go not only vertically and horizontally but also diagonally and backwards!
Don’t worry, these cute wild animals make the challenge totally worth it. Many of these jungle animals are also zoo animals that you can see like big cats at your local zoo!
But just in case you don’t want this challenging animal word search because you have young kids, we’ve got you covered.
For younger children, you can download and print our African Animals Worksheet Pack. There are no ordinary animals, aquatic animals, sea creatures, but exciting African animals such as: an elephant, a lion and a giraffe.
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