Detective Word Search Puzzle

If you are having a detective themed lesson or party, you will want to get this FREE detective word search puzzle.

If you are having a detective themed lesson or party, you will want to get this FREE detective word search puzzle. You can download at the end of this post.

Word List for the Detective Word Search Printable

Here is the word search list for this free printable:

MYSTERY
SPY
DECODE
DISGUISE
MASK
TELEPHONE
SECRET
MISSION
UNDERCOVER
SOLVE
SCIENCE
CRIME

What Else Can You Do with this Word List?

This detective word search printable is great fun to challenge children during a classroom lesson, secret agent birthday party or anytime you need a quick, bonus activity for early finishers. If you need to extend the activity further try these activities:

  • encourage the children to write a mystery story using all of the detective words.
  • cut off the word list from the puzzle, write the detective words on index cards and hide them around the room. The kids have to find all 12 words on the index cards and then look for them in the word search.
  • draw a quick doodle or drawing representing each of the words on the list.
  • play a memory game. Look at the list of words for one minute. Hide the list. How many words can you remember? Write out the words or draw the words.
Solve the mysteries, remember the details, go on a scavenger hunt and more with this Detective Puzzle Pack.

Why are Word Search Puzzles Great Activities?

The detective or secret agent word search puzzle is an excellent way to challenge various skills such as:

  • visual scanning
  • visual motor skills
  • visual discrimination skills
  • visual spatial skills

These are all skills that are crucial for literacy and math. Puzzles are not just play time they are also learning time!

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If you are having a detective themed lesson or party, you will want to get this FREE detective word search puzzle.