Free printable preschool worksheets and activities

Free printable preschool worksheets pdf

Here is a list of 400+ free preschool worksheets in pdf format you can download and print from Planes & Balloons. They all cover the typical skills preschoolers usually work on throughout the year.

What to expect from the preschool years

Preschool age starts at the age of 3 and continues all the way until the age of 5 when most children enter kindergarten.

Preschoolers are developing a sense of independence from their parents. They are eager to learn new things and spend time in a group setting, such a preschool class or peer group.

They are learning important social skills and how to function in a society. Following rules and daily routines are one of the many concepts they need to grasp before starting school.

Remember that the best way for preschoolers to acquire new skills and learn ideas is through play. Therefore it is crucial that your preschooler gets plenty of opportunities for free play.

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Most preschool classrooms, however, offer some sort of formal learning as well. Children work in small groups for short periods of time. This is when they explore simple math concepts or learn to recognize letters and numbers.

And this is where my list of free printable worksheets for preschool comes in place!

So whether you lead a class full of preschoolers, run a daycare or are at home with your child, easily print my pdf preschool worksheets to compliment your child’s learning and development.

Preschool worksheets PDF to print

Here is a list of my free printable preschool worksheets and activities by skills they promote.

They focus on learning the letters of the alphabet, numbers and counting, pre-writing and tracing skills, scissor skills, shapes, colors, and more.

Some of the activities are perfect for preschoolers age 3-4, others for older preschoolers 4-5. For instance, I wouldn’t start tracing letters with 3-year-olds until their fine motor skills are ready and matured.

Feel free to use all these educational printables for kids in your classroom, daycare or homeschool. Or simply print them out during the weekend and help your child practice or learn new skills.

Preschool numbers and counting worksheets

Preschoolers typically learn their numbers 1 to 10. But many even learn counting to 20 and beyond.

Therefore, these activities and printables for preschool are full of opportunities to practice counting, reading and numbers, and more!

Basic preschool math concepts

Preschool math also consists of simple activities such as sorting, comparing, matching, or making patterns.

You’ll find many different worksheets and printables with that in mind below.

Preschool shapes worksheets

Shapes are everywhere! Learning to recognize and name basic shapes is a lot of fun for preschoolers. Not only they often learn to recognize the everyday objects as shapes (TV is a rectangle, clock is a circle), but they also start drawing or making shapes on their own.

Preschool alphabet worksheets and early literacy activities

Children learn the ABC song early on and with that come naming the letters or learning to spell one’s name.

You’ll find many activities and worksheets here on Planes & Balloons to strengthen this early literacy skill.

Tracing worksheets

Tracing is a great pre-writing activity, especially when you need one quickly and without much prep work.

There are many tracing worksheets here, including tracing shapes, horizontal and vertical lines, and tracing pictures.

Fine motor skills activities

Besides tracing, preschoolers need to strengthen their fine motor skills in other ways. Let them cut with safety scissors, play with lacing beads or lacing activities, and give them plenty of play dough time.

These worksheets and activities will help you with their pencil grip (mazes), cut and paste skills, practice scissor skills, using clips, and more.

Preschool worksheet packets

If you need a little bit of everything all in one printable, then these preschool packets will help you out.

Most of them are 8 to 10 pages long and cover several areas of learning and development.

Coloring pages for preschoolers

Coloring is popular with little ones, especially if the coloring pages are in sync with their favorite topic such as bugs, cars, fall, Christmas, and more.

For more preschool worksheets and activities to print out, check out my preschool Pinterest board full of helpful ideas. I use it all the time!