Kindergarten Worksheets

There are many Kindergarten worksheets, charts, and calendars easily accessible and available in the web. Worksheets are great ! What a joy when you see your little preschooler deliver what he knows in writing or drawing.

What NOT to do with preschool worksheets

Whether you are at home or in preschool, kindergarten worksheets should NOT be used to replace some of the valuable time kids require, to play and to create. Sadly but true, pre-prepared worksheets can often be stifling and not so stimulating because of its structured work; and often it's because they are designed by adults.

Worksheets are more of a delight to teachers and parents giving them the assurance that the child is learning. Too much of it will turn the child away from the joy of learning and from exercising his God given creativity. This is the same with examinations and tests. However, in the educational system where parents don't see the child at school, it is understandable that they need to see some concrete work done when kids come home with worksheets done.

Kids are born with creativity.

What happens to us adults ? Where have all that child-like creativity gone to? Did we stifle it somewhere along the way in our growth ? Did our school system put us in that learning box that wiped out most of our creativity ?

How about giving a blank page to a child and let him or her doodle - then ask "What have you drawn?" then,  "Tell me a story ...."  

This way, a child actually makes his own worksheets.

Remember, a preschooler's mind is like a sponge, soaking in lots and lots of information from his surrounding. Without being stifled, a child is naturally creative and enjoys unstructured worksheets.

How to guide kids to make their own kindergarten worksheets ?

  • Ask your preschooler to draw his emotions like, "How do you feel today? Draw a smiling face if you are happy, a sad face if you are sad.... etc"

  • "What did you see when you woke up from bed this morning ?"

  • Write a number (randomly). If the child writes "3" - draw me 3 circles / dots ...etc

  • Use a green pencil, look around the room and draw something green

  • Draw 1 group of 3 dots. Circle them - say "They are raisins on a plate" Draw another plate of 3 raisins... and another... and another. Here then you'll have a Math Worksheet with lots of stories to tell.

  • Imagine you are at the beach / holiday / school ..... etc here you can introduce numbers, space, shapes, etc

    When to use Kindergarten Worksheets ?

    • when your teacher calls in sick
    • when you need more supplements
    • when you have extra time between lessons
    • when you have to wait for the slower ones
    • when kids come in early
    • when parents needs concrete assurance that their kids are learning.

    See Also:

    Write and Draw Worksheets

    Math Worksheets

    Easter Colouring Pages

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