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.
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.
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.
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!