Our Favorite Worksheets: 2012

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2012 has been a year of tremendous growth for Education.com, and we can't take all the credit. Take a look at our editorial department's picks for favorite worksheets of the year, and meet the crew of talented designers and illustrators that make them all possible.

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Papel Picado for Kids by Adam Ceja

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Need Halloween decorations in a snap? Print out this simplified version of papel picado, a traditional Mexican folk art.

Chemistry of Fireworks by Alyx Jolivet

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Don't let school year learning slip away this summer: use this chemistry worksheet to practice identifying elements.

The Nightingale Story by Amanda Giaramita

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Travel back in time to ancient China in this classic Hans Christian Andersen tale, The Nightingale.

Dragon Mask by Andy Stattmiller

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Celebrate the new year with a masquerade party and wear this wicked dragon mask!

Summer Fun Checklist by Annie Barch

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With this summer fun checklist, your child can check off some classic summertime activities and dream up some of her own for maximum summer adventure!

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Lynx by April Mangino

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Learn about Yellowstone Park's lynx, the cats that put your average house cat to shame.

Secret Service Agents by Brian Chang

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The Secret Service is a group of people who constantly protect the president. See if you can spot the differences among the typical black suits and sunglasses.

Cooking Up Adjectives by Bethany Schreck

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People have characteristics that describe what they are like and how they act. Explore the use of adjectives with your child and create personality 'recipes.'

Saying Hello in Spanish by Carolina Brunet

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Come along for the adventures of Sam and Paula as they explore the Spanish language and the country of Chile!

Valentine Love Notes by Caryn Tsai

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Valentine love notes help kids express why they care about friends and family. Make some valentine love notes with your child this February.

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Ninja Subtraction with Borrowing by Cat Tuong Bui

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Give a kick to subtraction! Your little math ninja can practice two-digit subtraction and borrowing with this worksheet!

New York City Scavenger Hunt by Chrissie Lein

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Whether you're a native New Yorker or a wide-eyed tourist, enjoy the best of the Big Apple with a fun scavenger hunt!

Laser Angles by Corey Fields

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In this excerpt from an upcoming math workbook, your junior detective will make a positive ID on obtuse, acute and right angles.

What's the Word? by Dan Barraca

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Fill in the missing letters of words in this tricky word game.

Primary Sources: Walt Disney by David Shackelford

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Reading primary sources doesn't have to be a bore! Learn to gather information from records using data given by celebrity whom you just might know.

Christmas Dragons by Derek Albert

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What if Santa's sleigh was pulled by dragons? Use your imagination and write a funny story about this picture!

Word Dice by Divya Rajiv

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Turn early phonics practice into a fun game with these cutout word dice. Print, cut and glue, and you're ready to roll your way to reading fun!

Nature Sketchbook by Edson Saenz

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Celebrate the fall season with this nature sketchbook, perfect for any lover of the outdoors!

Bronk the Brontosaurus Cowboy! by Estevan Gonzalez

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Bronk is not like any other prehistoric creature you've seen! Your child can create stories straight out of the Wild West, about Bronk the Brontosaurus Cowboy.

Rescue the Prince Maze by Galen Oback

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Yep, that's right. It's time for warrior women to take charge! Help this princess in shining armor to save her prince from the clutches of a cranky dragon.

Speed of Light by Heather Allen

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Ever wanted to travel at light-speed? Find out how fast that is with this fascinating physics worksheet!

Easter Egg Coloring Page by Ingrid Kan

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Celebrate a favorite spring holiday with this cuddly Easter egg coloring page.

Angler Fish by Joe McInnis

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Discover the symbiotic relationship that helps this angler fish find his next meal!

Why is the Sky Blue? by Jucelle Lim

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Is the sky's color just a mystery we will never know the answer to? Of course not! Find out exactly why the sky is blue in this fun and informative worksheet!

Haiku Syllables by Julie Wold

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Can you haiku? Put your syllable knowledge to good use and count the beats with these seasonal haiku poems.

Monster Mash-Up Characters by Katharine Kilmer

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Cut out and color these characters to mix and mash them up with scene cards to come up with different stories. What other characters can you come up with?

Summer Olympics Coloring Page by Kristen Medrud

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Have your kid shoot for the stars like the athletes in the Olympic Games. Your kid can imagine becoming one of the athletes while decorating this coloring page.

Nikola Tesla Maze by Lisa Nguyen

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Electricity rocks! Nikola Tesla was an inventor whose many exploits included giant steps in electricity technology.

Prairie Girl Character Traits by Lisa Norman

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Who is this prairie girl? We don't anything about her, but your aspiring author may have some ideas. This is also great spelling and vocabulary practice.

Stephen Hawking Biography by Lori Fagerholm

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Learn more about one of the most accomplished scientists of the 20th century with this worksheet about Stephen Hawking.

'C' is for Cyclops by Martella Roxas

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Help your little monster learn her lowercase abc's with this alliterative monster alphabet page! After she colors in the cyclops, she'll trace the word.

Monster Paper Doll by Martha Iserman

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This adorable little monster and his outfits need some color! Help give his swim shorts beach ready designs, or make his suit fun and funky.

Morse Code by Michaelangelo Morgado

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Every kid loves to talk in secret code! Learn the Morse code alphabet with this great printable.

Scary Story Cards by Mickaela Roxas

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On a dark and story night... Spookify your storytelling time with some scary story cards!

What is Science Fiction? by Nathaniel Voellm

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Science fiction is a hugely popular genre of books, movies and TV shows. Read this worksheet to get a taste of some of the originators of sci-fi.

Guess My Number by Nicole Adams

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Riddles plus math? This tricky worksheet might be a tough nut to crack.

Write Your Own Comic! by Rachel Poage

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It's an alien invasion! How will the story end? Young writers and use their imaginations to write their own comic strip.

Noun Town #1 by Ramon Valdivia

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Welcome to noun town! Visitors can practice identifying nouns in some of these sample sentences and in a sentence of your very own.

American Revolution Game by Serena Lee

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Bring the American Revolution to life with this board game, a fun way to test your child's knowledge of geography and historical facts.

12 Days of Christmas Game by Tina Modugno

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Test your memory with a Christmas matching game full of turtle doves, swimming swans, French hens and more!

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