A fun little word search puzzle perfect for celebrating a kids birthday. This free birthday word search is a great birthday party game, classroom or solo activity for celebrating a child’s special day.
Birthday Word Search
We love creating fun activities and sharing creative ideas for celebrating children’s birthdays.
If you poke around our site a little, you’ll quickly realize that we love everything about celebrating kids birthday’s and have created a ton of free resources to help make planning birthday parties simple and fun.
So, we’re quite excited to add a free birthday word search to our printable collection of low prep printable games today.
This fun free printable birthday word search is a great activity for kids of all ages who love the challenge of searching for hidden words and doing puzzle pages!
Keep on reading to find out exactly how to play the birthday word search game, get some word search tips and grab your free printable.
Free Printable Birthday Word Search
The aim of this fun birthday word search is to find all the hidden birthday vocabulary words tucked away in the the word search templates grid.
The list of hidden words can be found at the bottom of the happy birthday word search grid and includes the following 16 birthday themed words:
To play, kids need to find words that run up to down, left to right or diagonal. Words do not appear from right to left or from down to up.
We’ve also included an answer sheet so you can easily check their answers and solutions as they play.
Birthday Word Search Party Game
Our birthday celebration word search is a great solo or group activity.
We love the idea of using a fun word search game as a birthday party game where the player who finds all the words the quickest wins a small game prize.
If you’d like you can award prizes to the first 3 players to finish the puzzle to make it more fun.
Word search games are an underrated party game idea.
Word search activities are also a good choice for kids who are more low key or who enjoy playing word puzzle games instead of very high energy active games.
Our free printable birthday word search is an interactive way for kids to socialize and have a good time at a birthday party.
Another great way to use the free birthday word search is as a classroom activity or in homeschool settings where kids can learn and explore while they play.
What You’ll Need:
Our birthday word search printable is easy to download and use. In just a few clicks you’ll be ready to print your free game.
Here are a few supplies we recommend to make the most our of your word puzzle experience.
- A good quality color printer (taking your PDF file to a local print shop works well too if you don’t have color at home)
- Double thick cardstock for printing (thicker paper is best for kids since it’s thicker and holds up better during play time)
- Pencils, crayons or markers for circling words
- Timer with a buzzer (if you’re using our free printable birthday word search as a party game and plan to declare a winner)
- Small prizes for the game winner (small prizes really increase the energy!)
Game Tips & Suggestions
Set a timer
If you plan to use our free birthday word search as a game, setting a timer with a buzzer to give your players a challenge and make it more competitive is always a fun idea.
The player who finds all the hidden words in the least amount of time wins!
Provide small game prizes
This is totally optional, but we love giving out small prizes for kids when they complete the word search puzzle.
It’s a nice motivator for them and also adds to the birthday party fun!
Consider giving a prize to the 3 players who finish the puzzle the quickest.
Play in teams
To make the game even more fun, you can break up into teams of two or more and let kids work together to complete the puzzle.
It’s a fun way to make playing birthday word search more interactive and energetic.
Bundle birthday games
Increase the fun by creating a birthday game bundle using some of our other low prep birthday games.
More Free Word Search Printables
- Christmas Word Search
- Elf On The Shelf Word Search
- Camping Word Search
- Thanksgiving Word Search
- Halloween Word Search
- Valentine’s Day Word Search
- Mardi Gras Word Search
Download & Print Instructions
Our birthday word search was created to be printed on 8.5” x 11” paper so you don’t have to worry about sizing or resizing the PDF file before printing it out.
Our printable bundle includes a birthday themed word search and an answer key.
To download our free printable birthday word search, simply click on the download link below and save the PDF file to your computer.
Or, you can click on the image above to start your instant download.
After that, open the PDF file for our printable birthday word search and hit print. That’s it!
Birthday Word Search PDF Version
We hope you enjoy using our free printable birthday word search.
Creating fun low prep printable games and activities for parties is so much fun.
This birthday word search is one of our family favorite birthday games for kids – it’s a great way to keep kids entertained and challenge them at the same time.
Plus, it’s loads of fun!
Have fun playing and celebrating! We’d love to hear about your experience with this birthday word search game, so please do leave us a comment below to let us know what you think.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to print the birthday word search in color?
No, you don’t need to but we highly recommend it. Our birthday word search game can be printed in black and white if needed. But, we intentionally created our birthday word search printable with a colorful palette that really adds to the excitement and fun.
Do I need to pay for the birthday word search?
No, our free printable birthday word search is absolutely free – just click on the download link or image above to start downloading it now!
Can I modify the happy birthday word search?
Do you have any other free word games?
We sure do! We have a variety of different word games available to our readers free of charge. Check out our collection of free printable games to see our inventory of fun low prep printable games and activities.
Do you have any other free printable birthday party ideas for kids?
We sure do. We have a large collection of unique free printable birthday party games for kids. Here are a few of our most popular games:
- Birthday bingo (most popular)
- I Spy birthday
- Birthday countdown calendar
- Birthday crossword puzzle
- Birthday charades
- Pin the nose on the clown (so much fun!)
- Birthday word scramble
- Pin the horn on the unicorn
- Birthday dice game (high energy pass the prize game)
Can you create a custom word search game?
Maybe. We’re always open to creating fun party printable games and activities for our readers. If you have something in mind feel free to reach out to us by sending us an email or by leaving a comment down below. We’ll do our best to get back to you!
Still got a question? We love to hear from our readers and we’re happy to answer any questions or requests you might have. Drop us a line on our contact page, via email or in the comments down below and someone from the team will be in touch shortly!