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Ready to try a St. Patrick’s Day word search? Or are you looking for fun word searches to keep the kids busy? Here are several St. Patrick’s Day word searches with a little challenge for everyone, from kindergarten to adults. Grab these free printable word searches that could bring you a little Irish luck…

Welcome to my latest creation! These cute free St. Patrick’s Day word searches are designed for all levels and grades. I’ve broken down the levels from easy to difficult so you know who the word search is good for – be sure to get the free word searches in the resource library along with all the other freebies.

There’s even an impossible one full of Irish words – are you up to the challenge?

What you need to know to download and print the free word searches

You’re welcome to print out and use these word searches for personal use with your children, in a classroom or to do them yourself – please don’t sell or distribute the files (please send people to this page to get their own free copies and support my blog).

Just click on the images below for an immediate PDF download…

The shamrocks (four-leaf clovers) in the top-right corner of each word search puzzle will tell you what level it is: 1 shamrock = level 1, 2 shamrocks = level 2,  etc. I’ve given lots of info below about what’s in each level and what age group will enjoy it.

You can print out the St Pattys word searches on US Letter or international A4 paper (if you click here you will find more info on paper sizes). Be sure to set your printer to ‘fit’ the page before you print it out. These word searches will be too small to read if they are printed paper that’s smaller than US Letter size or A4, so I recommend printing one word search per page at full size.

Level 1: Easy Word Search

Keep the kids busy with this fun St. Patrick’s Day word search:

This is the the easy printable St. Patrick’s Day word searches. You’ll see one shamrock in the top-right corner to show that is a level 1 (EASY) word search.

There are a 12 words to find in level 1, with nice big capital letters for kids to read. All of the words are hidden across (from left to right) and down, making them fairly easy to find.

Level 1 St. Patrick’s Day word searches are good for 1st and 2nd grade age groups.

Level 2: Intermediate Word Search

Keep older children busy with the intermediate St. Patrick’s Day word search.

Level 2 is a level up from level 1 and things are a bit more challenging! You’ll see 2 shamrocks in the top-right corner to show it’s difficulty increasing.

Now there are 20 words to find that are hidden in the puzzle across (from left to right), down and diagonally. The letters are also slightly smaller than level 1, with more rows and columns to look through.

Level 2 is great for kids in the 2nd grade, 3rd grade, or 4th grade.

Level 3: Difficult Word Search


Welcome to the difficult St. Patrick’s Day word search!

Level 3 has 40 hidden words, which are hidden up, down, backward, forward, or diagonally.

Smaller letters, more rows and columns, and more words to find make this a fun, challenging St. Patrick’s Day word search puzzle, but I promise the kids will love it!

Level 3 is designed for anyone in the 5th grade and older.

But wait, there’s more!

Level 4: Impossible Word Search

I couldn’t help myself with this one ????

When I found lists of Irish (Gaelic) words I knew I had to make an impossible St. Patrick’s word search for you!

Are you up to the challenge? I sure hope so.

There are 40 hidden Gaelic words in this puzzle. They’re tongue twisters – try saying BEOCHAOINEADH ten times. Or just once for that matter.

Have fun finding these impossible Irish words and let me know in the comments below if you manage to find them all.

Mission Impossible is suitable for anyone who wants to take their word search puzzles to the next level.

I hope you enjoy it.


I hope you enjoy doing these St. Patrick’s Day word searches as much as I enjoyed making them!

If you want more fun, free St. Patrick’s Day activities to do, why not make your own St. Patrick’s Day bunting – the printable and full tutorial is there waiting for you.

You can also check out these fun St. Patrick’s Day coloring pages, where you’ll find laughing leprechauns, lucky shamrocks, pots of gold and Celtic designs for crafts and good old Irish fun!