Prefixes and Suffixes Word Searches

Prefixes and suffixes word searches are a perfect way to keep your students engaged. Print and use them with early finishers. Or when you need to work with small groups and have some students who can or need to practice more. Quick and sweet!

Save money and grab the BUNDLE!

Number of pages: 33
Common Core Standards addressed: L.3.4b, L.3.2e, RF.3.3a
Grade Levels: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Adult Education, Homeschool

Prefixes and suffixes word searches are a perfect way to keep your students engaged. Print and use them with early finishers. Or when you need to work with small groups and have some students who can or need to practice more. Quick and sweet!


What prefixes are practiced:

  • re (rewrite, reheat, reuse, reread, relearn, resend, rewatch, recook);
  • pre (preview, prepaid, preheat, prehistoric, preschool, precook, preorder, prefix);
  • un (unlucky, unhappy, unfair, unusual, unlock, unkind, unfasten, unbelievable);
  • over (overview, overdue, overflow, overcharge, overreact, overthink, overpaid, overwork);
  • mid (midwinter, midway, midsummer, midfielder);
  • dis (distrust, dislike, disagree, disappear);
  • im (impolite, impossible, improper, immortal);
  • in (inactive, insensitive, incomplete, invisible);
  • mis (miscount, mislead, misbehave, misplace);
  • en (enable, enclose, encode, engulf);
  • ex (exhale, exchange, ex-president, ex-boyfriend);
  • pro (promote, prolong, proclaim, proactive);
  • sub (subnormal, submerge, submarine, subtitle);
  • super (supernatural, supermarket, superfood, superstar).

What suffixes are practiced:

  • er (painter, baker, writer, singer, cleaner, farmer, speaker, worker);
  • ful (cheerful, harmful, peaceful, successful, colorful, graceful, careful, beautiful);
  • less (shoeless, careless, fearless, hopeless, homeless, friendless, tireless, endless);
  • ness (darkness, softness, politeness, gentleness, sadness, greatness, kindness, wilderness);
  • able (breakable, profitable, comfortable, likable, laughable, preventable, portable, adorable);
  • ize (realize, initialize, materialize, modernize, capitalize, specialize, computerize, organize);
  • ship (friendship, ownership, leadership, authorship, membership, citizenship, partnership, spaceship);
  • ity (mobility, electricity, reality, elasticity, flexibility, oddity, activity, responsibility);
  • y (sleepy, bumpy, thirsty, messy);
  • ly (softly, slowly, madly, happily);
  • ous (humorous, marvelous, glorious, adventurous);
  • ish (pinkish, childish, boyish, foolish);
  • en (waxen, silken, wooden, golden);
  • al (critical, comical, mechanical, criminal);
  • ion (confession, edition, impression, invasion);
  • hood (sisterhood, brotherhood, neighborhood, adulthood);
  • ify (intensify, beautify, justify, simplify);
  • ic (allergic, historic, poetic, linguistic).
Prefixes and suffixes word searches are a perfect way to keep your students engaged. Print and use them with early finishers. Or when you need to work with small groups and have some students who can or need to practice more. Quick and sweet!

All the pages are in black and white. There are 2 word searches per page to save ink. The keys are included.

Prefixes and suffixes word searches are a perfect way to keep your students engaged. Print and use them with early finishers. Or when you need to work with small groups and have some students who can or need to practice more. Quick and sweet! Prefixes and suffixes word searches are a perfect way to keep your students engaged. Print and use them with early finishers. Or when you need to work with small groups and have some students who can or need to practice more. Quick and sweet! Prefixes and suffixes word searches are a perfect way to keep your students engaged. Print and use them with early finishers. Or when you need to work with small groups and have some students who can or need to practice more. Quick and sweet!

Want to wishlist this set? Pin for later.