200+ Free Printables
Hundreds of free homeschool, preschool and kindergarten printables, especially for teaching reading. These are great resources for teachers, parents and other caregivers to use with young children who are beginning to read and write.
All of the free early learning printables are in PDF format.
Our free kindergarten and preschool printables and beginning to read materials are great learning resources for young children. They will be enjoyed by children in preschool and school as well as those who are home-schooled. Parents, caregivers and teachers will want to use these materials at home or at school with beginning readers and writers.
Our free, printable, early learning pages include high frequency sight words for children learning to read, word family printables and word family flip books for beginning readers, alphabets, writing paper for kids, nursery rhymes, songs and fingerplays for preschool and kindergarten circle time, pictures of rhyming words, word searches, crossword puzzles, and more. These free teaching resources are great for children in preschool, kindergarten and the early primary grades. They are especially helpful for homeschooling families.
Most of these materials have been used with children in our Getting Ready to Read and Beginning to Read programs. In most cases, we print the materials onto cardstock, laminate them with our Scotch® Laminating Dispenser and are “good to go.” We have used the laminator in a home office for many years and have never had a problem with it. We like the convenience of a cool (no heat) laminator as it is always ready.
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Free Printable Alphabets
Storytime Standouts offers a variety of free printable alphabets for children in preschool, kindergarten and the early primary grades. We have grouped the alphabets together and you will find all of the free printable alphabets here. We suggest using the alphabets to make matching games, help a child to learn alphabetical order and/or letter sounds or decorate a bulletin board.
Free Printable Writing Paper for Kids
Storytime Standouts offers free interlined writing paper for children, visit our Writing Paper page to see the entire collection. We hope you will use the interlined paper to inspire young writers.
We have tried to match seasonal themes and the sort of topics a kindergarten or grade one child might write about. We regularly add interlined paper to the website.
If you would like to suggest another theme, please contact us using the email link.
Free Printable Preschool and Kindergarten Songs, Rhymes, Chants and Fingerplays
Use these songs, rhymes, chants and fingerplays with children in preschool, kindergarten and early primary grades. We have grouped them together on our Songs, Rhymes, Chants and Fingerplays page. We regularly add new songs, rhymes and chants to the website.
If you would like to suggest a song, rhyme or fingerplay, please contact us using the email link.
Free Word Family Printables
These word family printables are great for children who are learning to read. We have grouped them together on our Word Family Printables page.
For a beginning reader, discovering that cot, dot, hot, pot and rot are related is exciting. Children who are just learning to sound out words will be thrilled to learn that they can substitute the beginning sound and read three, four or more related words. We view learning about word families as a great springboard for beginning readers.
Free Printable Picture Dictionaries for Homeschool, Classroom and ESL
Helpful for beginning readers and writers, these picture dictionaries are all together on our Picture Dictionary page. We know young children get a great sense of satisfaction from using pictures to help them decode words. With these picture dictionaries, they can read a series of related words or they use the words to write a story.
If you prefer, by following the links below, you can access all of our free honeschool, preschool, ESL and kindergarten printables including prereading, reading and writing materials for children plus professional resources for caregivers and teachers.
- Writing paper for children who are learning to print or write
- Carolyn Hart’s sample booklists for Ready for Reading and other workshops
- Alphabets – bright and colourful upper case and lower case letters, alphabet dominos, alphabet matching and The Alphabet Song for children who are learning letter names and letter sounds
- Comprehension – including sequencing activities and other ways to support children with reading comprehension
- Fingerplays, Songs, Poems and More – preschool and kindergarten songs, fingerplays, chants and rhymes
- Nursery Rhymes
- Phonemic Awareness – rhyming words and phonics activities including matching the beginning consonant sound and matching the ending consonant sound
- Sight Words – high frequency (Dolch) words for beginning readers as well as words together with pictures, arranged by theme
- Seasonal Early Literacy Resources
- Word Families – word family activities for beginning readers including words together with pictures
- Workshop Materials related to Carolyn Hart’s workshops; Ready for Reading, Celebrating Diversity and more
– illustrated nursery rhymes to share with young children
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Fingerplays & More
Squeak Went the Door
A repetitive, predictable Halloween story that is great for a felt board.
The Bear Went Over the Mountain
Add actions when you sing this song
The Lights on the Tree
A fun Christmas song for preschool or kindergarten
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
Traditional repetitive rhyme
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Predictable text, rhyming and opportunities for dramatic play make this chant a favorite with children.
Willoughby Wallaby Woo
A fun chant - a great way to help a child develop phonemic awareness.
Winter Snow Fingerplays
Winter snow fingerplays for preschool and kindergarten
Baa Baa Black Sheep
A free printable nursery rhyme for home and school use.
Hey Diddle Diddle
Traditional English nursery rhyme that includes repetition, rhyming and imagery.
Traditional English-language nursery rhyme. Usually includes an anthropomorphic (possessing human traits, emotions) egg.
Jack and Jill
Traditional English-language nursery rhyme. Includes alliteration and rhyming.
Little Boy Blue
Traditional English-language nursery rhyme featuring alliteration and rhyming.
Old Mother Hubbard
Traditional English-language nursery rhyme.
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Classic Nursery Rhyme written by Jane Taylor
Match the Beginning Consonant Sound
Cut the pictures apart and have children match the initial consonant sound - a great way to support the development of phonemic awareness.
Match the Ending Consonant Sound
Another way to help children develop phonemic awareness. Matching the ending consonant sound is more difficult than matching the beginning consonant sound.
Match the Rhyming Words
24 Pictures of rhyming words (king, ring, bee, tree, hat, cat, mouse, house, bed, red, clock, lock, tire, fire, bear, chair, train, chain, skate, gate, fox, box, frog, dog)
Match the Rhyming Words - Set 2
24 pictures of rhyming words (whale, sail, hook, book, wig, pig, stamp, lamp, wet, jet, five, hive, hair, stair, fish, dish, flower, tower, clip, hip, moose, goose, ghost, toast)
Short Vowel Word Match Game
Pictures to match with words.