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Create Your Own Word Search

Teach Starter Publishing Suitable for years:  P - 7

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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  • Julie Lawson
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    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.

  • Marjorie Window
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    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.

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

  • Tim Tattis
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    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.

  • Tammy Offer
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    Where is the create button???? I don't need a demo

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

    • Paul (Teach Starter)
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      Thanks, Dayna!

  • Dayna Chu
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    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.

    • Paul (Teach Starter)
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      Thanks for sharing that tip, Dayna!

  • Emma Tothill
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    I can input names but widget won't let me create a wordsearch?

    • Paul (Teach Starter)
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      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.

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

    • Paul (Teach Starter)
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      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.

  • Alison Hicks
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    I can't get this working, please help

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

    • Paul (Teach Starter)
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      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.

  • Doris Carroll
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    sorry but the widget is still not operational.

    • Paul (Teach Starter)
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      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.

  • Ashika Corera
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    Sorry, I cannot create one either :(

  • Dana Johnston
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    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.

  • Janice Stewart
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    I can't create word searches.

  • Alanah-Rei Castledine
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    Hi Melissa, Any word on whe this will be up and running again?

    • Holly (Teach Starter)
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      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.

  • Melissa Teach Starter
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    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
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    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!

  • Bronwyn Selfe
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    why can I not create my own word search.

    • Melissa Teach Starter
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      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.

  • Lisa-Marie Peers
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    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!

  • Word Whiz
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    awesome for kids to learn new words

    • Stephanie (Teach Starter)
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      Thank you for your positive feedback!

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