43 Free Printable Crafts for School and Worksheets for Kids


Free printable activities for kids and educational crafts that are great crafts for school.  These worksheets for kids include educational printables like math, art, science, reading, handwriting, and other learning activities for kids.  These didactic printables are so enjoyable, they won’t even realize they are learning while they are crafting and having fun!  {score}

Back to School Free Printable Worksheets

The Tip Junkie Creative Community has 82 Educational crafts with pictured tutorials and free patterns if you’re looking for more simple crafts for kids with educational activities. Pictured tutorials like 16 Printable Flash Cards {abc, numbers, math, words} and 14 Kindergarten Readiness Activities and Printables.

Educational Crafts

Educational Crafts

1.  Paper Craft Alphabet ~ I am squealing over these super adorable letters. I want to make them all! Each letter makes and animal/object that starts with that letter. And there is even a great tutorial on how to fold it and put it together after you print them.

Educational Crafts

2.  The Hungry Caterpillar Activity and Printable {Books} ~ Using the classic book The Hungry Caterpillar this post features a couple enrichment activities your preschool aged children will love! First is an egg carton painting project where they can create the caterpillar. Followed by a printable with food the caterpillar eats, and finally just like in the book she shows you how to turn that egg carton caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly! Fun and educational, a win win!

Sight Words
3.  Sight Word Sundaes ~ Build your own sundae with sight word toppings and ice cream.  This might just be one of the funnest ways to learn words.  And, they are super cute!

Crafts for School

Educational Crafts

4.  Paper Plate Pet Crafts for Kids ~ How to craft video for kids to make a paper plate pet. Includes free printable pet faces.

Educational School Crafts

5.  Farm Animal Finger Puppets ~ These free finger puppets are available in color as well as black and white.  Simply print, cut and tape together.  Perfect for pretend play!

Printable Activities for Kids

Coloring Sheets
6.  Dry Erase Learning Mats ~ Here is a fun way for your preschooler to learn! After laminating these awesome printables, all you’ll need are some dry erase markers. Hours of educational fun that can be used over and over!

Dress Up Doll

7.  Woody Marionette ~ Don’t get spooked like a nervous colt, this paper marionette is easier than it looks and will be a great addition to any little cowboy or cowgirl’s bedroom.  Complete instructions are provided on the printable.

Printable Paper Dolls

8.  Paper Cone Girls ~ These cone girls are the cast of a glamorous school prom! They are 3D printable paper dolls in a cone shape, with all the dressing up fun of the classic paper dolls.  They are easy to make and perfect for small hands to hold.

Printable Worksheets

9.  Taste Test for Kids ~ Do you have picky eaters? Try a food taste test to get them to try some new foods. And make it fun with the Free Printable Taste Test Chart, too!  It’s also a great way to learn colors.

Worksheets for Kids

Subtraction Worksheet

10.  Loose Tooth Subtraction Activity ~ A fun activity for kids to practice their subtraction facts.  The worksheets don’t have any teeth, which lets them both draw the teeth and black them out as well.


11.  Pond Themed Preschool Activity Pack {Printable Worksheets for Kids} ~ This fun pond themed activity pack is full of puzzles and worksheets for preschool aged kids.  Lots of practice drawing shapes, counting frogs, and matching colors with these free printables.

Printable Worksheets

12.  Star Wars Preschool Printable Worksheets ~ I love all things Star Wars, so naturally I am in love this darling Star Wars preschool pack.  These free printables include word and letter sheets, find the different object, beginning sound cards and much more.

Printable Worksheets for Kids

13.  Free Printable: Kawaii Organization Kit for Kids ~ Here’s a fun organization kit to help! Use a cork board, fridge, or other visible place to keep these items where the kids can easily use them.

Fun Printable Activities for Kids

Kindergarten Printables

14.  Tasty Bingo {free printable} ~ Print out these bingo cards and grab some snacks from your pantry to play these fun games with your kids as a great summer boredom buster! Not only will your child have fun it teaches them letter recognition.  You can also customize the game to suit your child’s needs.

Kindergarten Crafts
15.  Cookie Sheet Activities ~ Children will have fun learning to rhyme, ABC order and how to make words with this magnetic activity tray.  You can usually find the alphabet magnets at the 99 cent stores and if you already have a cookie sheet then you’re set.  Print the free worksheets and let the fun begin.  It transports easily too, from their lap to a desk or even the car.


ABC Bingo Printable

16. ABC Bingo Mat ~ Help your child with learn their abc’s with this fun game of bingo. All you have to do is register for the Teachers Notebook and you can print the mats for free.

Printable Art Projects

Art Worksheets

17.  Imagination Workout ~ This worksheet has 11 boxes for children to draw mini pictures from shapes and abstract lines.

Art Worksheet

18.  Silly Faces Worksheet ~ Kids love to draw silly faces, let them practice by drawing different mood faces by using the adjective in the box.

Printable Art Project

19.  Q-Tip Painting Project {Fine Motor Skills} ~ Here is a fun way to exercise your child’s fine motor skills! These Q-Tip painting projects are great because not only do they serve a function but they’ll also look great hanging on the fridge and to keep as memorabilia!

Math Art Projects for Kids

Math Art Projects

20.  Toddler Time Busy Bag {Preschool} ~ This fun and entertaining busy bag is the perfect idea to keep toddler and preschool children from getting bored this summer. Bags can be filled with arts, crafts, educational and sensory items to help young children grow and explore. Set up a bag exchange with other parents to introduce your children to new and exciting ideas.

Math Art Project

21.  Pom Pom Numbers {Preschool} ~ This simple numbers craft printable is perfect to teach numbers to children in preschool. Simply print the number cards on cardstock, laminate, put tiny velcro pieces on the cards and stick the other side to a small pom pom. This craft is also a great way for young children to practice fine motor skills.

Math Art Worksheet

22.  Pre-Geometry Math Art Skills ~ Math is not always about numbers it’s also about art! Help your 1st-grader get a grip on the more abstract concepts of math with these worksheets on shapes.

Science Activities for Kids

Science Activity

23.  Printable Weather Station {Weather} ~ One of the fun concepts kids need to learn is about the weather! This printable make teaching and learning this concept easy and fun! After you have printed the pieces put them together with the help of the tutorial!

Science Activity

24.  Printable Brain Puzzle ~ Fabulous for homeschoolers or kids just interested in biology or science, print out this Brain Puzzle to help them learn the different lobes of the brain.  There is also a fun link for making a cool printable brain hat.  {giggle}

Team Building Activities for Kids

Team Building Activities

25.  Flag Tag Relay ~ Two teams and a bucket of flags are all you need for some patriotic outdoor fun.

Team Building Skills

26.  Survivor Party Games ~ Who will be the sole survivor?  First things first, you need to divide your guests into two teams.  All of the challenges are representative of typical challenges that you would see on the Survivor television show including digging, puzzles, swimming, muscle, and an obstacle course.  These games are perfect for the whole family to participate in!

Nutrition Activities for Kids

Nutrition Activity

27.  Choosing a Healthy Plate ~ Help your child choose a healthy plate with this fun activity.  Children get to color their pictures and then place the food choices on the plate according to the food pyramid.

Nutrition Worksheet

28.  Health Activity {Free Childrens Printables} ~ This free childrens printable activity worksheet will help young children learn which healthy choices are the right choices to make, and which ones are not so good choices.

Learning Activities for Kids

Learning Activities for Kids

29.  Alphabet Books {For Preschoolers} ~ These Alphabet Books are a nice afternoon craft that doubles as a learning tool for preschoolers. The construction of this craft couldn’t be simpler, using one 8 1/2? x 11? sheet of paper to make an eight page book.

Printable Worksheets

30.  Printable Countries’ Flags Flash CardsThese printable flash cards are designed to help kids learn the different flags of various countries.  There are over 35 countries, and you can print them as flash cards, or use them to play a matching memory-type game.

Learning Activities

31.  Teaching Piano to a Young Student {Music & Instruments} ~ This post features a great activity to help teach the piano concepts to your little pianists! With this printable all you have to do is download, print, cut out and get to work with your little student! A perfect way to get away from the keys for a few minutes, all while still learning great piano concepts!

Reading Activities for Kids

ABC Kids Activities

32.  25 Ways to Use Magnetic Letters at Home {free printable} ~ Preschool and Kindergarten readiness has never been more easy than using magnetic letters to help with letter and word recognition.  Use this free printable 25 Ways to Use Magnetic Letters at Home guide to help your children learn with magnetic letters.   Some of the fun activities include making food words, alphabet train, rhyming pairs, letter in the circle, magazine match and more!

Reading Activity

33.  Reading Punch Card ~ Using a punch card just may help motivate the kids and make reading homework a little easier. You can choose whether they get a punch for a book read, or for a certain amount of time completed. I wouldn’t even mind using one myself as a bookmark to help me keep track of the progress of my reading list.

Reading Activities

34.  Brown Bear Printable Activities {Free Printable Kindergarten Worksheets} ~ If you love reading the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? By Eric Carle to your little one, than you want to check out these fun free printable activities for your kids.  There is a matching game with all of the characters from the story, a coloring book, alphabet flip cards, a sequencing activity, and more.

Vocabulary Flash Cards

35.  Sight Word Flash Cards ~  Not only are we hooking you up with some darling free printable sight word cards, but also 25 fun ways to use them with your kids!  I just adore free printable games that also help educate.

Handwriting Worksheets for Kids

Handwriting Worksheets for Kids

36.  Book Report Worksheet ~ This is a wonderful activity to test your child’s comprehension as well as their writing skills.  And, since summer is quickly creeping up on us it will be a great summer reading activity.

Kindergarten Worksheets

37.  Kindergarten Readiness ~ Help your child brush up on their pre-kindergarten skills with these readiness worksheets.  The free worksheets include an alphabet handwriting drill, scissor practice, letter matching and number recognition.

Fun Printable Puzzles

History and Geography

38.  USA Map Jigsaw Puzzle {Geography} ~ Here is a fun way to learn the states within the United States. Great because it can be used in different ways for different ages! All you have to do is print and cut out if you desire! Easy Peasy!

Printable Puzzles

39.  Aa-Zz Flash Cards and Puzzles ~ These flash card puzzles are a fun way to help children learn the alphabet as well as upper and lower case letters.

Printable Memory Games

Lego Printables

40.  Lego Matching Game Printable {Memory Games} ~ Need an easy way to keep your kids occupied for a little while? This post features a lego printable memory game great for a lego themed party or just as an afternoon activity. All you have to do is download, print and cut out! Easy-peasy!

Printable Memory Game

41.  American Girl Memory ~ Memory is such a fun and easy game to play with children of all ages.  Play this game at home as a family or during an American Girl party.

Printable Memory Game

42.  DIY Paper Popsicle Memory Game {Free Craft Printables} ~ Add a little summer fun to the traditional memory game by scattering this free craft printable at a summer ice-cream social, bbq or picnic for a bit of interactive fun for guests!

Learn Colors

Learn Colors

43.  Free Printable Color Book {Preschool Craft} ~ This great FUNctional printable preschool craft  is educational, too! Fun, right?  The printable comes as a 4 page pdf file…just open, print, and cut.


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Printable Crafts for School and Worksheets for Kids


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