For some reason, my kids love worksheets. I’ve bought a wide variety of workbooks as it is, and occasionally I’ll go through and print off a bunch of freebies from around the web to mix things up. Because I love all the free resources I’ve found, I also wanted to provide some for those who are interested.
These specific worksheets have been a long time coming. I commissioned a friend for the artwork (you can find his other work over here), and then dragged my feet on getting these out.
The long term goal is to end up offering a large variety of free printables for personal and educational use. If there’s something specific that you’re looking for, please let me know and I’ll see what we can do about it.
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This dragon-themed printable packet includes 5 different worksheets.
What skills do these focus on?
- Letter Recognition
- Comparisons (Size)
- Number Recognition
What ages can use these worksheets?
These are made for preschool on up. I used these with both of my children (ages 3 & 5) – the younger one needed more help, but even my 5 year old needed assistance with some of it. The great thing about homeschooling is that age doesn’t really matter. You know your children best, and can tailor everything to their level.
How can you tie these into a unit?
This worksheet packet is all dragon themed. You can stick with that theme to create an entire unit study. I’m honestly not that organized, so I never plan a unit. But I follow my kids interests, which does tend to go along with a common theme.
Play is Educational
If you don’t agree that kids learn through playing, I’m not your people. If you do agree, stick around.
One big thing that can be learned through imaginative play is problem solving. Also, with my two, teamwork. They’re usually at odds with each other, but throw on a knight costume (here) and give them some foam swords (here), and they are now allies against a great dragon. It’s magical. It’s amazing to watch their stories unfold.
There are about a million kids books about dragons out there. Because there are so many, I’m only going to highlight a few:
- Dragon Egg (Step into Reading): This is perfect for encouraging brand new readers. Very simple to follow.
- Dragon Masters: Rise of the Earth Dragon (A Branches Book): Evan (5) loves the series that this is the first book of. He doesn’t read on his own yet, so we read these to him.
- The Knight and the Dragon: We actually have two copies of this book. This is definitely more of a picture book than the others.
- The Paper Bag Princess: I remember reading this one as a kid. It centers on the princess, not so much the dragon, but it makes my feminist heart happy.
Please do not share these worksheets directly with other individuals. Instead, direct them to this blog post to download the file above.