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 Your Own Valentines Cards Make Your Own Valentines Cards It's easy to make your own Valentines cards!
Holiday Letter Template Holiday Letter Template Is your child excited to write his letter to Santa?
Fishing For Math Facts: Five Fishing For Math Facts: Five Make math fun with this series of "Fishing for Answers" math facts!
Chinese Zodiac Coloring page Chinese Zodiac Coloring page Do you know the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac?
Goldilocks Coloring Page Goldilocks Coloring Page One was too hot and one was too cold, but this coloring page is just right!
Dorothy and Toto Coloring Page Dorothy and Toto Coloring Page It's up to you to color in what (and who) Dorothy seems to have lost on her journey down the Yellow Brick Road.
Paper Sunburst Paper Sunburst Create a burst of color to brighten any bedroom or classroom!
Genie Coloring Page Genie Coloring Page Here, your child gets to stretch his imagination with this 'Finish the Drawing" worksheet based on a classic cultural fairy tale.
Welcome to the addition lab. Not only can your child practice her math facts with numbers between 1 and 20, she'll also practice writing addition problems with the correct symbols.
Math Lab Addition Welcome to the addition lab. Not only can your child practice her math facts with numbers between 1 and 20, she'll also practice writing addition problems with the correct symbols.
Family Album Family Album In this intro-to-history worksheet, kids can start with something familiar -- family photos from a real American family through the years.
Color the Life Cycle: Mouse Color the Life Cycle: Mouse Explore the circle of life with this informative coloring sheet!
Angry Dinosaur Coloring Page Angry Dinosaur Coloring Page This angry dinosaur coloring page features a dinosaur that looks like he's ready to attack!
Scuba Diver Coloring Page Scuba Diver Coloring Page This scuba diver is on an undersea adventure, and it looks like he found a treasure chest along the way!
Paper Dolls Around the World: Asia V Paper Dolls Around the World: Asia V Color and cut out a native costume for this paper doll, then use the fun facts on the right to guess what country this doll is from.
Word Search: Soccer Word Search: Soccer Identify all of the words associated with soccer hidden in this word search.
Word Search: Autumn Word Search: Autumn Identify the words associated with the Autumn season in this word search.
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.