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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Reading Comprehension Practice Test Reading Comprehension Practice Test What's the main idea? Help your child review reading comprehension questions like this with this at-home practice test.
Love Birds Coloring Page Love Birds Coloring Page Meet the Nyasa Lovebird, also known as Lilian's Lovebird, one of the smallest parrots in Africa!
Color the Princess and the Pea Color the Princess and the Pea The princess on this coloring page is suffering through a sleepless night -- all because of a tiny pea!
Santa Cruz Redwoods Coloring Page Santa Cruz Redwoods Coloring Page To help you imagine Santa Cruz redwoods this coloring page includes a park ranger and a hiker to show the scale of these gigantic, magnificent trees!
Story Mapping Story Mapping We all love a good story, but sometimes it's hard to keep track of what's important.
Think Ahead Think Ahead This worksheet will challenge your child's powers of recollection as well as his communication skills.
Northern Cardinal Coloring Page Northern Cardinal Coloring Page Introduce your child to the Northern Cardinal, a beautiful bright red bird!
Paper Fireworks for Kids Paper Fireworks for Kids This paper fireworks craft is a great way to let kids on the usually adults-only fun of New Year's Eve.
Cinderella Coloring Page Cinderella Coloring Page Bring your child into a favorite fairy tale with this Cinderella coloring page.
Scarlet Macaw Coloring Page Scarlet Macaw Coloring Page Meet the Scarlet Macaw. These beautiful parrots have bright red, yellow and blue colors, but here your child can color them however she likes!
Blind Shark Coloring Page Blind Shark Coloring Page Got a shark fanatic on your hands? Teach him about a cool new species of shark with a coloring page, featuring the blind shark!
Write in Chinese: 'Me' Write in Chinese: "Me" Learn how to write in Chinese! The Chinese character for "me" is a picture of a person holding a halberd.
Sevengill Shark Coloring Page Sevengill Shark Coloring Page Introduce your child to a new species of shark with a fun coloring page!
Lion Paper Bag Puppet Lion Paper Bag Puppet Give this lion his roar back, and put on a show with a fun paper bag puppet!
There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe... There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe... Bring a silly nursery rhyme to life with this cute coloring page.
Raccoon Paper Bag Puppet Raccoon Paper Bag Puppet Enjoy a fun recycling arts and crafts project with this raccoon paper bag puppet.
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.