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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Short 'E' Words Short "E" Words More than just an exercise in sounding words out, this worksheet asks kids to find the words with the short e sound.
Short 'O' Words Short "O" Words What do ox and cot have in common? They both have a short o vowel sound.
Shape Patterns Shape Patterns What's the best look for a pattern? Try an ABC pattern!
Sounding It Out: Short U Sounding It Out: Short U Learning vowel sounds can be tricky for new readers.
Sounding It Out: B and V Sounding It Out: B and V Help your first grader sort out the B and V sounds with this phonics worksheet.
Montgomery Bus Boycott Coloring Page Montgomery Bus Boycott Coloring Page Use this coloring page as an opportunity to discuss the courage of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott that followed her refusal to give up her seat on the bus.
Short 'A' Words Short "A" Words All about the short a sound, this worksheet is a great phonics refresher.
Ending Sound Match-Up Ending Sound Match-Up Looking to help your first grader improve her phonics skills?
Month of May Month of May Although May is one of the simpler months to unscramble, kids will still have a blast with this worksheet.
AB Pattern AB Pattern What's the best look for a pattern? Try an AB pattern!
Write the Sight Words: 'Just' Write the Sight Words: "Just" Does your child need practice memorizing sight words?
Big and Small: Practice Building Sentences Big and Small: Practice Building Sentences This four-page worksheet will help your first grader with his sentence building skills.
City and Country: Practicing 'C' Sounds City and Country: Practicing "C" Sounds City and the country both have the letter "c" in them, but it sounds different in each word.
Words that Start with Y and Z Words that Start with Y and Z This exercise focuses on words that start with Y and Z!
Counting Tens and Ones Counting Tens and Ones Who says learning place value has to be hard?
What Month Is It? April What Month Is It? April Kids will have a blast guessing the secret month from a jumble of letters and a couple of colorful clues.
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.