Preschool Thinking Skills
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The worksheets on this page have been created to assist you in introducing different concepts such as up and down, happy and sad, position, size, and more. Teachers and parents have found these worksheets to be very useful when introducing a new concept or reviewing previously learned concepts. Plus, kids think they're fun!
You can encourage growth and development in these areas by using a broader vocabulary around your child. For instance, instead of describing something as "big," use the words "huge" or "enormous." Instead of saying, "This cupcake is good," say, "This cupcake is delicious!"
Preschool Concepts Worksheets
Happy and Sad Stars - Students will follow the directions to identify the stars and the sad stars. Then students will count and record the number of happy stars and the number of sad stars.
Happy Cat, Sad Cat - Students will learn to recognize the emotions happy and sad when they mark an "X" on the sad cat and color the happy cat.
Happy and Angry Rhino - Students will learn to recognize the emotions happy and angry when they mark an "X" on the angry rhinoceros and color the happy rhinoceros.
Happy Turtle, Angry Turtle - Which turtle looks happy and which turtle looks angry?
More Sea Creatures - This is a fun math worksheet in which students will count the sea creatures within each box and color the group that has more.
More or Less: Worksheet 2 - Students will count the Halloween items within each box and color the group that has more.
More or Less: Worksheet 3 - Color the group of items in each set that has more.
In and Out / Inside and Outside
Cherry Tree In and Out Worksheet - Students will answer questions involving the number of items and position of items in the picture. Children will count up to 6 items and become familiar with the words in and out.
Buster Bunny - When completing this math and reading worksheet, students will recognize the relational terms inside and outside, print each word, and color the pictures.
Bear Inside, Outside - Students will color the picture showing a bear outside the tent and circle the picture showing a bear inside the tent. As an added bonus they will trace the words inside and outside.
Inside, Outside, Between - Students are introduced to the positional words inside, outside, and between and will print each of these words.
Color, Cut, and Paste: Strawberries - This color, cut, and paste activity features the concept of in and the number 2. Students will also trace the word in.
Over and Under / Above and Below
Above and Below - Print the position words above and below and follow the directions for coloring the pictures.
Above - Color the pictures that are above the children.
Over and Under - Color, cut, and paste the pictures over or under the tree.
Color-Cut, and Paste: Mouse - Color, cut, paste, and understand the positional word under. Trace the word under.
Front and Behind
Posy Pig - This opposite worksheet incorporates color recognition, printing practice, and knowledge of front and behind.
Front and Behind - Print and recognize the positional words front and behind.
On and Off
On and Off Jet Ski - Learning about the opposites on and off.
On and Off - Introduction to the concept of on and off.
Cut and Paste: Elf - Preschool students will show that they understand the positional word on when they color, cut, and paste the elf on a mushroom and trace the word on.
Cut and Paste: Jack and Jill - Students will color, cut, paste, and learn about up and down when completing these three worksheets.
Opposites Worksheet 2 - Look at the pictures and draw a line between the two pictures that are opposites. Opposites include hot and cold, young and old, inside and outside, and happy and sad.
Day and Night - Draw a line to match each activity with either day or night.
High and Low - This worksheet incorporates counting, coloring and recognizing the position of high or low.
Same or Different
The Different Shape - Color the shape in each row that is different. Explain what makes that shape different.
Trace The Different Shape - Students will improve fine motor skills and visual perception when they spot and trace the shape that is different.
Make Them The Same Worksheet 1 - Can your preschooler make the second picture look like the first picture on this worksheet?
Make Them The Same Worksheet 2 - Students will visually compare two pictures then they will draw the necessary components to make the second picture look like the first.
Which One Is Different? - Students will color the object in each group that is different from the other objects.
Same Size Worksheet 1: Vegetables - Students will color the two vegetables in each row that are the same size.
Same Size Worksheet 2: Fruits - Students will color the two fruits in each row that are the same size.
Same Size Worksheet 3: Toys - Visual perception skills are utilized when determining which two items in each row are the same size.
Same Size Worksheet 4: Sea Creatures - Students will identify and color the two sea creatures in each row that are the same size.
Same or Different Worksheet 5: Dinosaurs - Attention to detail is stressed when your student is asked to identify dinosaurs in each row that are the same or dinosaurs that have differences.
Ladybug Find the Difference - Can you spot the difference in the ladybugs?
The Same Size at the Beach - Summer fun is found here when students color the two beach items in each row that are the same.
Dinosaur Same or Different - Circle the dinosaur in each row that is different.
Same or Different: Worksheet 6: Funny Fish - Are these funny fish the same or different?
Same or Different: Worksheet 4 - Identify the item in each row that is different from the other items.
Short and Tall
1. The shortest U.S. President was James Madison.
2. The Great Pyramid of Giza was the tallest structure in the ancient world.
Tallest: Worksheet 1 - Students will circle, color, or draw a triangle around the tallest item in each row.
Shortest: Worksheet 1 - Students will follow the directions and draw a circle around, draw a rectangle around, or underline the shortest item in each row.
Tallest and Shortest Worksheet 1 - Preschool and kindergarten students will follow the directions to identify the tallest and the shortest object in each row.
Short, Shorter, and Shortest: Worksheet 1 - Identify and color the shortest item in each row.
Large and Small
Woody's Big and Small: Worksheet 1 - The preschool child will directly compare two objects then follow directions to color the bigger object in each set or draw a line around the smaller object in each set.
Woody's Big and Small: Worksheet 2 - Follow the directions to color or draw a box around the big or small item in each set.
Big and Small: Worksheet 3 - Students will practice pencil control and follow directions when the color the big animals and draw a line around the small animal in each set.
Big and Small: Worksheet 4 - Students will follow the directions and color or circle the funny big and small animals on this worksheet.
Big and Little Bears - Preschool and kindergarten students will follow the directions and print the words big and little, count and write the numerals 4 and 8, and recognize the color yellow. This math worksheet serves as fun practice in pencil control, counting, following directions, color recognition, and differentiating between big and little.
Pink Pig, Brown Pig - This is a fun worksheet incorporating color recognition, visual perception, and recognizing opposites.
Green Lizard, Orange Lizard - Students will differentiate between large and small and recognize green and orange. Visual perception, color recognition, and fine motor skills are reinforced on this worksheet.
Big Worksheet 1 - Color the biggest item in each row.
Small Worksheet 1 - Find and circle the smallest of three items in each row.
Small Worksheet 2 - Students will compare two items in each row, and color the smaller item.
Valentine's Day Big and Small - Students will color or underline the big and small Valentine's Day pictures.
Thanksgiving Big and Small - Your preschool student will practice recognizing the opposites big and small as well as reinforce their color recognition skills when they complete this Thanksgiving worksheet.
Halloween Big and Small - Reinforce the concept of big and small and color recognition when your student completes this fun Halloween worksheet. Colors include, green, black, orange, and brown
Christmas Big and Small - Preschool children will have fun coloring either the large or small pictures of a wreath, an elf, a gingerbread man or a sleigh.
The following fifty-two worksheets address visual perception and fine motor skills as students identify and color the smallest object on the first worksheet and the largest object on the second worksheet. Associated words are listed next to each letter.
Letter A - apple, ant, alligator, and acorn.
Letter B - bee, balloon, bat, and ball.
Letter C- cat, caterpillar, coyote, and cake.
Letter D - drum, dinosaur, dog, and duck.
Letter E - eye, eel, egg, and elephant.
Letter F - fish, fan, frog, and flower.
Letter G - ghost, goat, guitar, and giraffe.
Letter H - house, hammer, horse, and hat.
Letter I - iguana, igloo, ice cream, ice skate.
Letter J - jar, jack-in-the-box, jet, and jug.
Letter K - key, kangaroo, knot, and kite.
Letter L - lamp, lion, lock, and lobster.
Letter M - mitten, moose, mouse, and moon.
Letter N - nail, nest, note, and needle.
Letter O - octopus, olive, ostrich, and owl.
Letter P - pail, pig, pencil, purse.
Letter Q - quilt, quail, queen, and quarter.
Letter R - raccoon, rainbow, rake, and rhinoceros.
Letter S - saw, seal, and screwdriver.
Letter T - tent, tree, tooth, and truck.