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Where can you download a free word search template?

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On the website Creativity-Portal.com, search for "free word search template" to download a template in PDF format used to create a puzzle with between 10 and 20 words. The website Spelling-Help-Online.com has a variety of templates to create a six-by-seven square grid for a word search with nine words, up to a 15-by-16 square grid for a 20-word puzzle. From the main menu, click on Fun Word Searches and then click on Blank Work Search to download.

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Templates for word search puzzles consist of empty grids of squares to fill out by hand. An alternative method is using a program such as Word or Excel to create your own word search grid of any size. This method would also give flexibility to create uniquely shaped word searches for a special occasion or holiday, such as one in the shape of a heart for Valentine's Day, or in the shape of a school's mascot for Spirit Week.

The methods above still require you to fit the list of words into the grid yourself. At the website Puzzlemaker.DiscoveryEducation.com, there is a free online tool that will create an entire word search puzzle from scratch. Enter a title, the grid size desired and a list of words, and the program creates a word search in your choice of HTML or text format.

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