Free Basic Kindergarten Skills Worksheets

My daughter is starting Kindergarten this year, and we wanted to help her brush up a bit on her letters and other basic skills. I created a new Alphabet Handwriting Drill, and made about a hundred copies to keep on hand this summer. I was realizing we have quite a few worksheets that review Basic Kindergarten Skills so I combined them all into one handy kit that you can download at the end of this post. All five of these free printable worksheets are perfect for getting your little one ready for Kindergarten.

Basic Kindergarten Skills Worksheets

Recognizing Uppercase and Lowercase Letters
Without really thinking about it, we often spend much more time practicing uppercase than lowercase letters. This worksheet will help your little one practice pairing upper case with their lower case letters. As you’re doing this worksheet, it’s a great opportunity to also review the basic letter sounds. Check out our Letter Matching worksheet to get started.

Cutting Basics
Oh, it’s hard to write this with a straight face because we Moms know the trouble scissors can create. Nonetheless, learning to use scissors properly is an essential Kindergarten skill. Our simple Shooting Star exercise provides an entertaining review of (or perhaps introduction to) scissors.

Reviewing Directions
Even with preschool, Kindergarten is perhaps the first time our little ones will be expected to follow directions. Our Directional Worksheet not only helps master left and right concepts, it is also the perfect excuse to review basic shapes — knocking out two basic kindergarten skills in one worksheet!

Mastering Numbers 1 through 20
Our Sunshine Counting worksheet provides a great excuse to practice counting to 20. If that’s too easy–challenge your kindergartner to do it backwards!

Our Alphabet Handwriting Drill works out both the upper and lowercase letters. Trace the alphabet twice then practice doing writing it once on your own!

31 thoughts on “Free Basic Kindergarten Skills Worksheets”

  1. Hi Friends!

    These are awesome! Thanks! Miss M is starting kindergarten in two weeks!! My baby is growing up! :( I will definitely be using these ’round these parts!


    • I know how you feel! It was SO hard for me to let Liam go to kindergarten last year. But I loved how happy he was to see me every day after school. Hang in there!!

  2. I love these, thank you for making them available. I am having trouble printing the Shooting Star and Alphabet Handwriting Drill is there anyway they can be emailed to me.

  3. My daughter is 3 1/2 and she is obsessed with letters. I know she’ll love these worksheets. And oh the scissors.. we just start learning how to use those and it’s pretty adorable. Thanks for the worksheets :)

  4. i love your alphabet handwriting drill page i was just wondering if you could add the numbers 0 -9 to the end of it and it would be perfect. i really want to use this to help my four year old and numbers are our hurdle. thanks for the letters it will at least get us started.

  5. OMG what a great find!!! My daughter just started kindergarten and loves it, with this SUPER site i will be able to help her improve all her skills.. and at the same time she can help her little brother get excited as well…. this is so great!

  6. Hi girls! This is great! I love all your worksheets. My boy already started Kindergarten, but these are perfect for practice. To bad you don’t have them on spanish. Either way they are great! I will use them and share them with proper credit!
    Thanks for sharing!!!


  7. Thank you for making these printable. I am a missionary in Honduras and am working with pre-school kids to prepare them for Kindergarten. These are great ideas! I agree, I wish they were in Spanish, but they are helpful in any case. The kids I work with live in EXTREME poverty but if they do well their parents pay less for them to attend school, so we are working hard for them to be well prepared!
    Thank you for taking the time to share.
    Mary Lynn Fager
    Tegucigalpa, Honduras

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  9. I tried to download the free kinder printables but after I clicked download just a page with a bunch of symbols showed up.

    • Did you fill out the form with your name and email address at the bottom of the post? After you fill the form and hit that black “download” button a ZIP file should download to your computer that you can open to view the files inside.

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