5 Free Back to School Worksheets For Kindergarten

This awesome free back-to-school packet printable is designed specifically for preschoolers and kindergarteners to help them ease back into the school routine.

If you’re a teacher looking for a helpful resource to kickstart the school year and assess early math and literacy skills, this packet is just what you need! It includes activities for beginning sounds, shadow matching, ordering by size (length), simple addition up to 5, and practicing AB patterns.

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Beginning of School Year Free Printables

No matter if school starts in August or September, these resources will surely help your kids get into the right mindset.

Going back to school is an exciting and memorable time of the year. Even though my oldest child is now going into second grade, I can still vividly recall her first week of Kindergarten as if it happened just yesterday. She was filled with enthusiasm about riding the bus and getting to know her new teacher.

To kickstart the school year, it’s a great idea to begin with enjoyable activities that are also educational. It sets a positive tone and gets students excited about learning.

Back to School Activities Printables

This free download consists of five worksheets:

  • Shadow Matching
  • ABAB Patterns
  • Beginning Sounds
  • Ordering by size (length)
  • Adding to 5

Each worksheet covers a separate early learning math or literacy skill.

free back to school kindergarten activities

In the back-to-school shadow matching worksheet, children will use their visual discrimination and fine motor skills. They will cut out different images and paste them onto their corresponding shadows. This engaging worksheet encourages kids to focus on matching shapes. There are a total of six shapes to work with.

In the back-to-school ABAB pattern printable worksheet, children will utilize their fine motor skills and prediction abilities to correctly complete each pattern. There are a total of five patterns that they need to finish accurately.

5 back to school kindergarten worksheets freebie

In the back-to-school beginning sounds worksheet, children will use their phonemic awareness skills. They need to correctly say each word, listen for the beginning sound, and then match the corresponding letter to each word by pasting it. This activity helps children pay attention to the sounds they hear, which is helpful for their focus and also prepares them for learning letter sounds in the future.

The following back to school words are included in this worksheet:

  • pencil
  • bookbag (backpack)
  • ruler
  • crayon
  • marker
  • scissors
  • glue
  • paper

The following back-to-school worksheet is all about ordering sizes. Kids will have eight different pencils to cut out and then arrange them in order from smallest to largest, or vice versa. They can choose how they want to order them, or they can even try ordering them in both ways if they’d like!

Lastly, there is a back-to-school worksheet that focuses on addition up to 5. Kids will count the pictures and add them together. The worksheet includes five problems in total, with the first problem serving as a practice problem where the solution space for the number four is dotted.

All of the worksheets showcase these adorable school-themed images:

  • two faces (boy and girl)
  • an owl
  • a pencil
  • an apple
  • a ruler
  • a book
  • a (book) worm
  • a backpack
  • a piece of chalk
  • a piece of lined notebook paper
  • a stop sign
  • a school bus
  • a glue bottle
  • a crayon
  • a marker
  • scissors

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Free Back to School Kindergarten Worksheets PDF

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All activities to be done with adult supervision.

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