Word Search Maker

Create your own word search using your vocabulary, and print unmarked copies ready to be completed by your students.

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Print out Copies

WordMint is designed to create printed copies of your word search. Create unmarked (student copies) of your puzzles, ready to be photocopied and distributed to your students. Also, print out a word search with answer key, so you can correct the exercise later.

Create your Word Search

Customize with Your Vocabulary

Choose the answers that appear in the word search; choose the vocabulary, terms, and concepts relevant to the lesson you're teaching. Don't settle for pre-made worksheets, that don't reflect your objectives; instead, choose exactly what appears, and tailor the lesson to your students.

Appropriate for all ages K-12

You can adjust the difficulty of the word searches you created, by selecting whether words can run diagonal and backward. Further, set the difficulty by choosing the size of the grid of letters. Word searches created on WordMint have been successfully used by teachers from kindergarten through high school, and beyond. They can also be a fun activity for adult learning in higher education and corporate contexts.

Create Even More Puzzles

Take the words and clues you entered, and convert them automatically into additional types of puzzles. Create a variety of worksheets and hand-outs, giving you fresh assignments every day.

a word search in Japanese

Foreign Language Word Searches

We fully support foreign languages, even languages that don't use the Roman alphabet. You can create word searches in Spanish, French, Japanese, Arabic, and most any other language. Word searches make great exercises for familiarizing your students with reading and understanding a second language.

500,000+ Pre-Made Puzzles

If you need something fast, WordMint has you covered! Our library has enough material to get any teacher out of a pinch with over 500,000 pre-made word searches, crossword puzzles, bingo card sets, and matching activities. You can customize, save, print, and download our pre-made word searches to make sure they fit your every need.

100,000+ Free Images

With WordMint, you don't have to waste time looking for clip art to liven up your word searches and puzzles. Instead, we offer over 100,000 images in our database that you can use as part of the instruction or to spruce up your visual presentation. Either way, the images are free to use on all our puzzles.

Save as a PDF and Export Microsoft Word Docs

Save every puzzle you make with WordMint as a PDF to access it later from any computer. You can also export your word search as a Microsoft Word document for further customization. We provide teachers with the flexibility to design highly-customizable sequences of vocabulary-based activities that conveniently fit their needs.

A Microsoft Word file and a PDF file

Why Use a Word Search Maker?

Studies show that students can use word searches to develop many skills that carry over to other areas of life. For example, they can increase vocabulary and sharpen spelling skills. Moreover, word searches help students develop pattern recognition, which high-level reasoning skills test.

In addition, word searches are fun ways to build a student's confidence and self-esteem in a second (or third!) language. Depending on how you employ them in your lesson, they can foster healthy competition and cooperation. Finally, they are inexpensive and portable materials for teachers to use in any school-related environment.

Why Use WordMint?

Because you will love building a WordMint word search using our flexible interface. You can choose whether to allow backward or diagonal words, select the grid size, and specify whether or not to include a word bank.
Moreover, you can make grading a snap with WordMint. Word search answer key creation takes just seconds! Finally, you have access to excellent customer service and frequent updates that keep your experience running smoothly.

Use WordMint to Save Time and Reach Every Student

WordMint affords teachers the flexibility to create engaging activities and save time. It isn't easy to plan lessons in a modern classroom, especially when you have students of all different levels.
WordMint lets you differentiate your word searches and other puzzles with just a few clicks. Now, you can offer every student an activity that gives them the perfect challenge for their level.

Engaging Content Leads to Higher Achievement

The WordMint suite of activity generators can offer your classroom unlimited student engagement. Move away from lecture-based delivery and engage the students in self-directed activities like timed word searches, bingo tournaments, and team-based crossword puzzles. You'll find that students of all grade levels and proficiencies look forward to well-constructed activities that promote interaction and responsibility.


Here are the most common questions our customer support team receives about the WordMint software.

How much does WordMint cost?

You can use WordMint for free with a limited set of features. The unlocked version of WordMint is $5.99 per month and allows you to create, save, and download an unlimited number of word searches and other puzzles.  

Can I use WordMint to make crossword puzzles?

Yes! WordMint provides a fully-functional crossword puzzle generator. You have complete control over the questions, answers, and complexity of the puzzle. You can even convert your word search into the crossword puzzle format with just a few clicks. And if you're short on time, we have tens of thousands of pre-made crossword puzzles you can edit to fit your needs.  

What other types of puzzles and games does WordMint offer?

WordMint lets you design bingo cards, word scrambles, matching, and multiple-choice questions. Once you've created an activity, you can convert it into any other format that WordMint supports. Then, with just a few clicks, you can have a series of puzzles and games ready to go for your students.

What languages does WordMint support?

WordMint can support almost any language, even those that do not employ variants of the Latin alphabet. For example, Japanese and Arabic word searches are very popular and a great way to increase word recognition skills for students trying to learn these languages.  

Can I use WordMint to make a word search answer key?

Absolutely. WordMint switches between blank student copies and fully-populated teacher versions with just a click. If you need a word search maker with answer key combo, we make it easy. WordMint is great for substitutes to correct, even if they have no experience in your content area.  

Do you offer pre-made puzzles?

At WordMint.com, we have a library of over 500,000 puzzles, including word searches, crossword puzzles, bingo card sets, word scrambles, and matching. Each activity is fully customizable, allowing you to use all or some of the pre-made puzzles at your discretion.
You also have access to our library of 100,000 images to liven up your creations even further. WordMint answers word search, crossword puzzle, and bingo card needs for every classroom!  

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Create a custom word search using your vocabulary