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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Ending Letter Sounds: N and T Ending Letter Sounds: N and T Help your first grader stretch her phonics muscles by practicing sounding out words that end in n or t.
Tropical Fish KenKen® Puzzle Tropical Fish KenKen® Puzzle KenKen® is introducing a new way for your first grader to practice her addition facts!
Flower Word Search Flower Word Search Give your child a fun way to practice spelling and vocabulary with a flower-themed word search!
Honey Badger Coloring Page Honey Badger Coloring Page Learn more about this tough guy with this honey badger coloring page.
AABB Pattern AABB Pattern What's the best look for a pattern? Try an AABB pattern!
Words with 'Sh' Words with "Sh" Digraphs can be hard for new readers to remember, so lots of practice is key.
Long 'U' Words Long "U" Words Focusing on the long u sound, this worksheet helps kids get to know the long u sound and learn to recognize it in words.
Sara the Seahorse KenKen® Puzzle Sara the Seahorse KenKen® Puzzle This puzzle is the perfect introduction to KenKen®, a math game from Japan!
Sounding It Out: Oe and Oa Vowel Pairs Sounding It Out: Oe and Oa Vowel Pairs Vowel pairs are easier to sound out than they look.
Long 'I' Words Long "I" Words Help your first grader recognize and identify the long i sound in words with this cute worksheet.
Beehive Coin Toss Beehive Coin Toss In just a few simple steps, you can put together a coin toss activity that will keep your child occupied for hours on end and improve her hand-eye coordination.
AAB Pattern AAB Pattern What's the best look for a pattern? Try an AAB pattern!
Write the Sight Words: 'Know' Write the Sight Words: "Know" What's a good way to help your child know the word "know"?
Sounding It Out: Ai Vowel Pair Sounding It Out: Ai Vowel Pair Help your first grader get to know words with the vowel pair ai, and sneak in some writing practice while you're at it.
Sounding It Out: Silent E Rule Sounding It Out: Silent E Rule For new readers, gaining a solid grasp of the silent e rule is a huge milestone.
Valentine Word Search Valentine Word Search Celebrate Valentine's Day by searching for themed words hidden within this puzzle.
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.