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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Barack Obama Coloring Page Barack Obama Coloring Page Your child will have fun adding color to President Obama's picture in addition to learning that he is our country's forty-fourth president.
Planting Turnips! Planting Turnips! Did you know people have been growing turnips well before Ancient Rome?
Giant Panda Coloring Page Giant Panda Coloring Page Get to know the Giant Panda, an endangered species native to China, by coloring them in their natural habitat.
Halloween Cat Coloring Page Halloween Cat Coloring Page Featuring a kitty popping out of a grinning jack o' lantern, this Halloween scene is definitely more cute than scary.
Parking Lot Signs Parking Lot Signs Have you been to the grocery store lately? Use this handy matching activity to familiarize your child with the layout and signage of the parking lot!
Growing Up Finger Puppets Growing Up Finger Puppets These finger puppets represent the three stages of a man's life; can you help him tell his story?
Paper Castle Paper Castle Little knights in shining armor and warrior princesses can bring imagination to life with a fun paper castle.
National Parks Map National Parks Map Little outdoor explorers can get to know the national parks with this map.
Football Coloring Football Coloring Ready... break!
Cupcake Picks: Thanksgiving Cupcake Picks: Thanksgiving Give your dessert table extra oomph with homemade cupcake picks that spell out Happy Thanksgiving.
Time to start fishin' for addition! Here's a great series of worksheets that will help your child practice his simple addition and counting, perfect for visual learners. He'll find all the ways to add numbers to make 10.
Fishing for Simple Addition Time to start fishin' for addition! Here's a great series of worksheets that will help your child practice his simple addition and counting, perfect for visual learners.
Wind Wind Find out what wind is all about in this intro to earth science worksheet.
Color a Beagle! Color a Beagle! This beagle coloring page will introduce this breed to your little one.
Afghan Hound Coloring Page Afghan Hound Coloring Page This Afghan hound coloring page features one of the oldest dog breeds in the world.
Alien Detective Coloring Page Alien Detective Coloring Page Keep outer-space crime under control with an alien detective!
Space Witch Coloring Page Space Witch Coloring Page Brew up an outer-space potion with this spooky space witch!
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.