Free preschool printables for early childhood teachers, be they at home or in the classroom.
I’m not a big fan of worksheets, which focus more on only paper and pencil work or rote copying.
However, I do like using hands-on printables at times in the classroom. I also like making such printables for my classroom, as I can tailor them to what the kiddos are learning about, or what they’re interested in.
Below you’ll find Fun-A-Day’s collection of free preschool printables. Let me know what you think about them!
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Free Preschool Printables for the Block Center
Book of Structures for the Block Center – Real photos of structures around the world, along with a label of their country of origin. Perfect for the block center in a classroom or at home.
Block Number Cards – Use small blocks to work on counting and one-to-one correspondence.
“Work in Progress” Sign for the Block Center – We have these in the block center so kiddos can “save” their work when needed.
Free Printable Book-Making Activities
I think making books with kids is one of my favorite things to do in the classroom. You can use printable books where the kids are the authors, they can dictate or write their own stories, or you can even make class books with the kids! So many possibilities.
Free Printable Emergent Readers
Simple Butterfly Life Cycle Book – Simple, repetitive book about the butterfly life cycle. Add some simple items as illustrations, then let the kids read and reread their books.
Colorful Dinosaur Emergent Reader – Have the kids work on math and literacy concepts with this book about dinosaur colors.
Counting Flowers Emergent Book – The children can count, identify numbers, and explore early reading skills all in one fun book.
Counting Apples Printable Book – Count and represent numbers 1 through 5 in this printable apple book.
“The Mitten” Emergent Reader – The children can retell the well-loved book by Jan Brett using this emergent reader.
“Look at the Turkey” homemade book – This book is perfect for Thanksgiving! The kids explore color words and early reading skills in one activity.
“On the Farm” Book-Making – Combine children’s farm animal art with the printable for a fun book-making experience.
Printable Halloween Emergent Reader – Print out the color version to read with the children, or let them color/paint the black-and-white version themselves.
Spider Counting Book – Use children’s fingerprints as part of the illustrations in this counting book.
Apple Emergent Reader – Kids can learn color words, and other sight words, with this easy reader.
Halloween Bookmaking – Printable sentences you can use for making a book about where different monsters live.
I’m often asked how to fold many of the free printable emergent readers I share with you. Here’s a short video that shows you how quick and easy the process is (I actually had to make myself go through the process slowly to show you each step). No scissors needed – just fold, sort, and staple!
Free Printable Class Book Pages
“If I Were a Leprechaun” Book – Make a class book about where the kids would hide gold if they were leprechauns!
Turkey Tracks Class Book – Make some fun process art with “turkey tracks”. Then turn that art into a class book about where the turkeys are hiding out.
Alphabet Free Preschool Printables
Ladybug Letter Puzzles – Kids work on matching uppercase and lowercase letters with these puzzles. Add them to a sensory bin for even more exploration.
Easter-Themed Letter Recording Sheet – Have the children keep track of the letters they find hidden inside plastic Easter eggs (or an Easter-themed sensory bin).
Say It, Write It, Make It Alphabet Mats – Spring-themed letter cards that you can use with the printable mat.
Heart Letters – We used these printable heart letters to work on the children’s names. They can, of course, be used for a variety of other activities.
Magnetic Letter Sorting Mats – Kids can learn so much from sorting letters!
Apple Alphabet – Use these letters during an apple theme or as part of a Ten Apples Up on Top activity.
More Literacy Printables for Preschool
Weather-Themed Word Cards – Printable word cards that are perfect for a weather theme. Or add them to your calendar or circle time area.
Christmas Letter Tiles Pages – Have the children use these pages to make a variety of Christmas-themed words.
Nursery Rhyme Journals – Use these pages to set up poetry journals for your students.
Monster Matching Cards – Simple cards that can be used for making or writing Halloween words. We used them for a matching game.
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Rhyming Activity – Simple rhyming cards to extend a classic nursery rhyme.
Reptile Word Cards – Children can use these cards to write reptile words or create the words with letter tiles.
Winter Word Cards – Let kids make a variety of winter words via writing, magnetic letters, or letter tiles.
Free Preschool Printables for Learning Numbers
Valentine’s Day Number Cards – Heart-themed number cards, as well as a candy jar counting mat to use with the numbers. Kids can explore numerical order, number recognition, and one-to-one correspondence.
Monster Number Cards – Square number cards with a monster theme. We used them for a fun slime monster counting activity.
Robot Number Cards – Number cards to use with the kids during a robot theme (or anytime, really). We had fun using them with a sensory writing tray.
Lion Ten Frames – Use these printable ten frames with mini erasers, math manipulatives, or small toys while working on number identification and one-to-one correspondence.
Train Numbers – Number cards for a train or transportation theme.
Snack Math for Preschoolers – Kids like counting and sorting their snacks! Let them use these snack math sheets to do just that.
Acorn and Leaf Calendar Numbers for Fall – Print out the acorn and leaf numbers for use during fall circle time, or a variety of other early math activities.
Apple Numbers – Kids can order numbers, count, and practice one-to-one correspondence skills.
Dice Game Roll and Cover Math Printables
Snowman Roll and Cover – Snowman-shaped number game and printable number cube to work on counting and number identification.
Valentine Dice Games – Two versions (colorful and black-and-white) of a sweet and simple heart-themed dice game.
“Put the Mud on the Pig” Dice Game – I use this easy game during farm themes.
“Make Way for Ducklings” Dice Game – This game is fun as a Make Way for Ducklings extension, or just because!
Fine Motor Apple Math Game – Combine fine motor practice and math with one fun and simple game.
Helicopter Dice Game – A dice game suited for a transportation theme!
More Free Preschool Math Printables
Bunny Shape Mats – These can be used as play dough mats, or you can have the child use them for a variety of fine motor shape activities.
Bear Math Pattern Strips – Help children explore patterns using bear math manipulatives and these pattern strips.
Dinosaur Busy Bag – Kiddos practice sorting by color with this dino-themed busy bag.
Other Free Preschool Printables for the Classroom
Butterfly Sensory Bottle Labels – Use these printables to label colorful butterfly sensory bottles.
Butterfly Life Cycle Cards – Leaf cards for each stage of the butterfly life cycle. They were inspired by our butterfly life cycle necklaces.
Sign-In Book – The preschool kiddos sign in every day in my classroom. This free printable includes a front cover and a grid for the names (and it’s editable!).
September “Homework” Calendar – This isn’t really homework, more like an activity calendar to share with your students’ families. They have ideas for fun and simple learning kids can do with their families.
Advent Calendar for Preschool – Send these home with your students’ families if they’re looking for some fun ideas for counting down to Christmas.
Candy Heart Experiment Recording Sheet – Use these recording sheets to keep track of the kids’ observations during the experiment.
Preschool Classroom Jobs – Every week, my preschool kiddos get new preschool jobs. These job charts help us keep track of who is doing what.
“You’ve Been Hugged” – Surprise some friends (or students, or students’ families) with a sweet treat and these printable notes for Valentine’s Day.
Box Tops for Education Collection Sheets – Help kids sort and count Box Tops before turning them in at school.
Forest Animal Play Dough Small World – Simple forest animal cards that can be used during a simple small world activity.
Morning Routine Chart for the Preschool Classroom – This chart hangs outside my classroom to remind my students about their morning responsibilities.
I’ll be adding more free preschool printables as I create them, so be sure to pop back and check this page every once in a while! Let me know if you use any of my printables with your children or your students – I’d love to know what you think!
More Early Learning Resources
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