These free printables for preschoolers and kindergarteners are fun, low-prep ways to keep your child busy and learning.
These free printables preschool PDFs are available for personal and classroom use. You are welcome to use them at home, in your own personal classroom, or with your therapy clients.
The printable worksheets and activities linked on this page are geared towards children 3-6. All children learn and develop at a different pace. What one child does at 3, another might not do until 4 or 5. That's fine!
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What to expect from the preschool and kindergarten years
Preschoolers are 3-5 years old and kindergarteners are typically 5-6 years old.
I hold a Masters of the Arts in Teaching and studied educational psychology and childhood development at the graduate level. I'm a big nerd for childhood development and educational theory!
According to one popular model of psychological development, preschool aged children are in the explorational and play age. They love exploring, using tools, making art, and developing their sense of purpose.
A child's most important work is play and children learn through play.
That's why I believe you don't have to pick between learning and fun. Learning is fun and you don't need expensive toys or electronic gadgets to give your child a great education. In fact, traditional toys like blocks, dolls, and action figures are better for your child's development than video games and screens. They also tend to cost a lot less and make less noise, so it's a win-win. 😉
Young children need plenty of time for child-directed free play, but preschool worksheets and games also provide important opportunities for learning.
Simple activities like cut and paste worksheets, coloring, and tracing sheets help your child develop important fine motor skills, finger strength, pencil grasp, hand eye coordination, and visual discrimination.
Alphabet coloring pages
Alphabet coloring pages are a great way to introduce the alphabet to your preschooler. I designed this set of alphabet coloring sheets with separate uppercase and lowercase pages for each letter.
Download your free printable alphabet coloring pages in this post.
Preschool math printables
Visit this page of preschool math printables for free printables to help your preschooler learn important math skills like counting, number recognition, and subitizing. Many of the printables are hands-on activities that also improve fine motor skills!
Fine motor practice
Preschoolers need lots of fine motor practice to prepare them for writing. Luckily, The Artisan Life has an ever-growing collection of fun and engaging fine motor practice pages for your little learner!
Visit this page for do a dot printables for toddlers & preschoolers.
Visit this page to see fine motor tracing practice pages with a variety of popular themes including princess, dinosaur, Halloween, and Christmas.
Alphabet tracing worksheets
Alphabet tracing worksheets are an excellent way for children to learn correct letter formation, increase their vocabulary, and develop fine motor skills.
Because many educators (myself included) advocate not teaching the alphabet in ABC order, you can download individual letter tracing worksheets to match your preferred curriculum.
See all alphabet tracing worksheets here.
Sight words and CVC words
As your child moves into kindergarten, they will begin to learn CVC words and sight words.
Free printable bingo
Picture bingo is fun for the whole family and doesn't require reading or knowledge of numbers. Playing bingo can improve your child's attention to detail, visual discrimination skills, and attention span. (Plus, of course, it's a lot of fun!) Don't be surprised if your kids want to swap cards and play again and again.
Some of the most popular bingo games for preschoolers include:
See all free printable bingo games here.
Coloring pages are fun for kids of all ages! See all Artisan Life free printable coloring pages here.