How to Make a Christmas Word Search


Whether you're looking for an unusual party game, a seasonal kids' activity or a unique addition to your Christmas cards or letters, you can make a Christmas word search specifically for the occasion. The advantage or designing this game yourself is that you can incorporate personal words like the names of participants or special themes of your holiday celebrations. Once you've come up with your list of words, the work is almost done.

Step 1

Come up with a list of holiday words. If you want to make a Christmas word search for a particular event or group of people, include words or names specific to that situation. Otherwise, choose from words related to the Christmas story or popular Christmas traditions. Make sure to include some short, simple words. Also pick some that are more complicated.

Step 2

Start with the longer words. Write a word near the center of your paper. Using graph paper makes this step easier. Write another word in any direction, intersecting with the first word if there are any of the same letters.

Step 3

Fill in more words, working generally from longer words to shorter words. It will be easier to fill in short words later on. Keep in mind that not all of the words need to intersect.

Step 4

Draw a rectangle around your grid of words. Fill all the unused spaces with letters randomly. Try to keep the letters in straight lines so everything lines up correctly.

Step 5

Type or neatly copy your word search for the cleanest results, using capital letters. Typing should also ensure that the rows and columns are straight. Include a list of the words you have hidden below the grid of letters.

Step 6

Make a Christmas word search a bit more festive by including small drawings or collage images if you like.

Step 7

Print out or photocopy as many copies of your word search as you would like.

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About this Author

Laura Gyre has been a freelance writer for three years, primarily producing web content. She has also trained and worked as an illustrator, crafter, caterer, yoga teacher, and massage therapist, and is currently studying holistic herbalism. Gyre has a Bachelor of Arts in history and anthropology from Carnegie Mellon University.