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Welcome to the BrightSprout blog! Our fast, fun, easy to use site brings you the best crossword, word search, worksheet, bingo set, and flashcard maker on the web. What makes it the best? It’s ultra-fast, easy to use, extremely customizable and shareable, and comes with no ads at all.

We understand that you’re a busy teacher, parent, administrator, or puzzle-lover who wants to make fun and educational puzzles and activities for your students, friends, or family. As a mixture of educators, writers, programmers, and people like you who love fun activities, we’re here to help you do just that. Learn more about us here.

Where to Start

Get started by making your first puzzle. Play around with our word search maker by trying out the various customization options, adding your words, and watching them magically appear into the word search.

word search maker

To save your puzzle, you’ll need a free account. To publish and share your puzzle, you’ll need to subscribe. Plans cost a few dollars per month. Click the blue button next to the big “3” on the left of your puzzle when you are ready to choose a plan, or visit your “My Account” page. Individual puzzles can also be purchased for special events.

We recommend adding crosswords to your 30-Day Free Trial, but there are plenty of plans to choose from so you can select the one that’s right for you. If you’re not ready to do that just yet, make an account and solve word searches others have made.

Useful and Popular Posts

Our word search maker offers a lot of features. Read the blog to gather tips for making crossword puzzles based on your needs and desires. The posts here are the best of the best on using the crossword puzzle maker and on creating word searches in general.

We also recommend solving puzzles made by others. View a wide variety of categories at our Browse page, or explore some of our popular categories.

By Subject
Social Studies

By Grade
6th Grade
2nd Grade

Connect With Us!

We love hearing about the puzzles you’ve made. We also love bringing you new updates and features on a regular basis. To stay connected, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest for new posts and other updates.


Feel free to also email us with any questions and comments at [email protected].

Interested in collaborating with us? View our media kit to learn more about our audience and how we can work together.

Happy puzzle-making!