When it comes to learning a new topic, most teachers know that there’s nothing more effective than rote learning for making a lesson stick. But sitting down with a pen and writing the same thing over and over can get really boring, really fast.
But don’t fear! Learning does not have to be dull.
It’s easy to incorporate fun games and puzzles into your lesson plans, so it doesn’t even feel like school work at all. The thing is, if you’re a busy teacher with a whole year of classes to prepare, or a homeschooling parent with a million and one tasks on your plate, creating fun worksheets can be time-consuming.
That’s where we come in. We’ve collected some of the best fun and free worksheets for different age groups and subjects. Algebra and verb tenses may seem like murky, difficult topics, but these printable worksheets make it all seem straightforward and — remarkably — super enjoyable.
So without further adieu, here are our favorite fun worksheets for kids.
Fun worksheets for kids to learn math
To some kids, math can feel like just a bunch of numbers swimming on a page.
Word problems take the numbers out of it, and show students that math can often be based in reasoning and logic. This 28-page bundle introduces word problems and teaches kids how to deduce the solutions.
Money is a great way to teach kids the basics of mathematics.
After all, who doesn’t love counting how much pocket money they have? And how much they’d still have left, even after they’ve bought a new app or bar of chocolate?
This calculating change worksheet bundle makes learning addition and subtraction a part of everyday life for kids. A perfect way to increase retention and get them in the flow of applying mathematics whenever they can.
The Fibonacci sequence is undeniably cool. So much so, that doesn’t even really feel like math. Kids will love these Fibonacci sequence worksheets, which describe the sequence and how it mysteriously appears all through nature. It also comes with plenty of facts about Fibonacci and the history of how he discovered the numbers.
Fun worksheets for kids to learn English
The English language can get tricky sometimes, even for adults. These worksheets explain verb agreements in a simple and easy way, and reinforce the learnings with exercises. You can even edit the worksheets to make them more relevant to your student and their life.
There are so many different verb tenses in English that it can be a little hard to teach them all without being overwhelming. This 2-page study worksheet takes students through each verb tense — past, present, and future — with plenty of examples and exercises to help solidify their learnings. Better still, it makes it a game. Can your students identify all the past, present, and future verbs in the paragraph?
Any one of these 5 ready-to-use phonics worksheets will help your class better get to grips with phonics and pronunciation. The method of teaching by word chunks helps learners master reading and spelling, by realizing that big words are just made up of smaller sounds.
This free spelling worksheet is a great way to explore how worksheets can help kids learn to spell. With six words on each page, how far can each student get before they need a little assistance? Returning back to the same sheet a few days later is a great way to boost a child’s confidence, as they start to grasp the spellings over time.
Once the basics have been mastered, we can move on to the fun stuff. The creative writing components of an English syllabus can be a really enjoyable way to practice skills and develop a voice. This figurative writing bundle — of 15 worksheets! — provides students with their first exposure to similes, metaphors, idioms, personification, onomatopoeia, alliteration, and hyperbole. Even a basic understanding of these skills will help them write in a more descriptive and captivating way.
Fun worksheets for kids to learn social studies
This mega, 30-page federal government worksheet pack comes with fact sheets and multiple-choice question sheets. It explores the concept of a government, how it is formed, as well as the key concepts related to the US government. From the Senate to the Supreme Court, kids will be fascinated to learn about how laws are made and passed, and how that affects their lives today.
First Ladies of the US
This inspiring worksheet bundle introduces students to all the US First Ladies in history. It’s full of fun facts and specific profiles on women such as Michelle Obama and Eleanor Roosevelt. Plus, there are question-and-answer sheets, a find-a-word, and a close writing exercise that encourages students to do their own research.
The Declaration of Independence
This topic is an essential inclusion on any elementary-age social studies syllabus. This Declaration of Independence fact file and worksheet set explores everything students need to know about the birth of America, and how the Declaration was implemented.
Fun worksheets for kids to learn science
The water cycle
The water cycle can be a pretty fun topic for kids, especially as they can observe it with their own eyes by looking at rain, clouds, the ocean, or even just a glass of water. This water cycle worksheet set has an eye-catching, colorful diagram to use as a reference, and a 21-page worksheet booklet. There’s even a DIY science experiment for students to do, too.
Did you know that a spark of static electricity can measure up to 3,000 volts? And that a bolt of lightning can measure up to 3,000,000 volts… and it lasts less than one second!
Probably not. Nor will your class — until you tell them!
This simple, but engaging, electricity fact-sheet and worksheet bundle is a great way to introduce your students to the wild world of electricity, covering significant milestones like Edison’s first bulb and important topics such as carbon footprint.
The periodic table doesn’t come into play too much until middle and high school chemistry classes, but this extensive worksheet set serves to give students a great base-level understanding. It introduces elements and atomic numbers, and explains how to read and comprehend the periodic table itself.
Chances are, your class has never paused to consider how their dinner gets cooked, or why hot water can come out the tap when they are running a bath. But energy (and its conservation) is a crucial part of everyday life — so it’s worth exploring!
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