European Countries and Capitals Wordsearch

European Countries and Capitals Wordsearch

You choose the level of difficulty when doing this European countries and capitals wordsearch.  You get different words every time.

Click here to see a full list of European Countries and Capitals


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European Countries and Capital wordsearch example
European Countries and Capital wordsearch example







European countries and capitals wordsearch example with answers
European countries and capitals wordsearch example with answers

KS2 Adverbs Wordsearch

KS2 Adverbs Wordsearch

Here we have a KS2 adverbs wordsearch.

Children could use this for fun and then use some of the words they find here in their writing.

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Also, see the link below for more about adverbs, including examples, lists, powerpoints and videos.

Adverbs KS2 – Describing a verb


Adverb KS2 meaning
Adverb KS2 meaning

Free Word Search Maker

Free Word Search Maker

A really useful tool, if you have a child who likes word searches, is a free word search maker aka a word search generator.

There are a number of different types on the internet.

Why would this be useful?

Although you don’t want to spend all your time creating and solving word searches, they do have their place.

  1. Familiarising your child with words for spelling
  2. Familiarising your child with specific vocabulary
  3. To expand your child’s vocabulary generally
  4. A useful way for your child to exercise their brain
  5. It’s good for pattern recognition
  6. They are fun to do

List of Free Word Search Makers


Super teacher worksheets

I’ll start with the one which is probably my favourite – it is from Super teacher worksheets.

Just choose the level and then fill in your words.  There are 3 levels to choose from, basic, intermediate and advanced and each one shows you the options you can have.  However, if you want more freedom to choose you need to look at some of the other word search makers.

Word Search Puzzle Generator
Word Search Puzzle Generator

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The thing I really like about this one is that it gives you a smart set of worksheets and the solution – here’s my example


atozteacherstuff word search

Here is another very straightforward example

You just need to fill in the options.

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Note the advice about checking it for inappropriate words.  I suspect that it is not just the atozteacherstuff word search that has this problem.

Here I have chosen forward words only but you could have backwards words only or a mixture.

Then this is what it looks like:

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Puzzlemaker at Discovery Education

Another popular puzzle maker is at

The final puzzle looks like this

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I used the same list of capitals as in the last example, but you can see it looks much harder.  However, don’t forget I only chose forward words in the last example.

Here is the word list:

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You should be able to click on solution and get a worked example but that doesn’t seem to work for me.

The sheet to input your material looks like this

This is the top of the puzzle maker form
Puzzle Maker

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Here is a video talking you through the process.

How to make a free Word Search using Discovery Puzzlemaker

Word lists

I find it useful to create my wordlist in Excel first so I can reuse them in different puzzle makers, or choose different numbers when I have a long list.

Talking of Excel here is a video of using Excel to create a Word Search Puzzle.  I used to use this method quite a lot myself. It takes longer but I have more freedom to do what I want with it. However, these days I generally prefer to just use Excel to keep my word lists in and then use one of the automatic word search generators.

How to Create a Word Search Puzzle in Excel – Tutorial

Useful Word searches that have already been created


The Word Search . Com

There is a word search maker here but you have to type each word in separately.  This may be useful if you want your child to type in a spelling list or a list of specialised vocabulary.

Also, the puzzles only stay on the site for 30 days, so you must print them out if you want to keep them for longer.

However, what I really like about this site is all the word searches that are already there.

Browse through the categories at or search at

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ESL – but useful for everyone

These words searches are created for children who are learning English as a Second Language but actually they are very useful for all children.

Lots more ESL wordsearches here to browse through.

For More Word Searches

Printable word searches collected on Pinterest

Monster Word Search Word Searches


If you have an interest in the World Cup

For a software option that you can use offline

Get in touch

There are lots more word searches I could have included – let me know your favourites below in the comments.

Thanks for reading and I look forward to hearing from you!


PS  Click here if you are interested in spelling activities for younger children.