First Grade Worksheets and Printables

First grade is an important time for kids to solidify reading and basic arithmetic skills to prepare them for future success. Our first grade worksheets support kids in every subject they'll encounter at school. From addition to sight words to vowel sounds, these colorful themed worksheets will put them on the right track. If they're looking for more advanced material, try our second grade worksheets.
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Make an Alliteration Make an Alliteration Make an alliteration with this fun template!
Color By Sum: The Great Balloon Race Color By Sum: The Great Balloon Race Take addition to new heights with this Color by Sum page.
Our Homes Our Homes Our homes are an important part of our survival, just like other animals!
Color the Soaring Helicopter Color the Soaring Helicopter If your kid loves anything with wheels, wings or propellers, this coloring page should keep him busy.
Where Do Animals Live? Where Do Animals Live? Where do animals live? All living things need homes.
Playground Word Search Playground Word Search Stuck inside on a rainy day? Prepare for sunny days ahead with this playground word search.
Better Adjectives Better Adjectives Challenge kids to improve their writing by finding better adjectives to describe each of these items.
St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Dot-to-Dot St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Dot-to-Dot Follow this rainbow all the way to the end, and you'll find a lucky pot of gold!
Fish Dot-to-Dot Fish Dot-to-Dot These two daring deep-sea fishers have something tugging on their line!
Rudolph Dot-to-Dot Rudolph Dot-to-Dot Spread some Christmas cheer with this festive dot-to-dot.
Easter Sight Words #1 Easter Sight Words #1 Bask in the signs, sounds, and sight words of Spring with these Easter Sight Words worksheets.
Easter Sight Words #4 Easter Sight Words #4 Bask in the signs, sounds, and sight words of Spring with these Easter Sight Words worksheets.
Measurement Word Search Measurement Word Search Review some important terminology with this measurement word search!
Fruit Bat Coloring Page Fruit Bat Coloring Page This nectar eating fruit bat is out for the night!
Measuring Length in Centimeters Measuring Length in Centimeters In everyday life we measure all sorts of things!
Color the Flying Lizard Color the Flying Lizard Have a daredevil of a kid on your hands? Inspire her learning and imagination with nature's own daredevils, like this "flying" lizard.
First grade is an important time for kids to solidify reading and basic arithmetic skills to prepare them for future success. Our first grade worksheets support kids in every subject they'll encounter at school. From addition to sight words to vowel sounds, these colorful themed worksheets will put them on the right track. If they're looking for more advanced material, try our second grade worksheets.

Teaching with First Grade Worksheets

First grade is an important year for building core skills and developing a positive relationship with learning. Because there is so much content being taught in this curriculum, first graders can often get overwhelmed with information. Further contact with the material at home can help give kids more time to digest what they are learning. Worksheets, such as those above, can help to reinforce core skills with guided practice. Here is a breakdown of the key skills being taught this year:

  • Language Arts: Reading fluency is the big task for first grade teachers, as they use patterned stories, nonfiction books, and simple rhymes to encourage fluent reading ability. By the end of the year, the hope is that most kids are starting to tackle simple chapter books. Similarly, writing skills become more developed. Teachers accept invented spelling as they encourage beginning writers to put words on paper.
  • Math: First graders will be introduced to more abstract math concepts, such as higher numbers, 2D and 3D shapes, time, and money. Skip counting and the use of counters will help kids build fluency with addition and subtraction. First grade math worksheets are especially helpful for building fluency.
  • Science: Concepts covered this year in science may include the human body, water, weather, and motion. Teachers may also leverage kids' natural curiosity about animals to teach early concepts of biology.
  • Social Studies: Self-care, the importance of understanding rules, and the difference between past, present and future are all part of the typical first grade social studies curriculum.