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Gathering Information About the Weather Worksheet
Gathering Information About the Weather Worksheet

Gathering Information About the Weather Worksheet

Teach your child to interpret a weather forecast with this helpful science worksheet from Kids Academy! Guide them to analyze the data, figure out what the weather will be like on each day and answer the questions at the bottom by checking off the correct answers. This will help them understand and plan for their week!
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Cities and Towns Worksheet
Cities and Towns Worksheet

Cities and Towns Worksheet

Cities are buzzy and busy while towns tend to be peaceful. Ask your child if they can tell which one is which from a picture. This could be a great way to test their understanding of the differences between towns and cities. There are many businesses in cities, tall buildings and lots to do. Meanwhile towns are usually quieter.
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Cities Worksheet
Cities Worksheet

Cities Worksheet

This social studies PDF introduces kids to the differences between cities and towns. Colorful imagery helps them to distinguish between the two; for example, cities have traffic, business people and skyscrapers, while suburbs and rural areas do not. This allows children to have a reference point for what makes cities unique.
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Growing Jamestown Worksheet
Growing Jamestown Worksheet

Growing Jamestown Worksheet

This exciting multiplication worksheet from Kids Academy uses American history facts as its theme. Kids learn about Native Americans helping early Americans at Jamestown, then read the word problems, match the equations and solve for the product. Finally, circle the correct answer!
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Services Worksheet
Services Worksheet

Services Worksheet

Help your child learn the difference between services and goods with this Kids Academy worksheet. Guide your child to read each sentence and select the correct worker who does the job for the service. With this worksheet, your child can learn about common services in the community.
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Assessment: First Thanksgiving Worksheet
Assessment: First Thanksgiving Worksheet

Assessment: First Thanksgiving Worksheet

When the Pilgrims arrived in America in 1620, they met the Native Americans and formed a pact to live in harmony. The Native Americans taught the Pilgrims how to survive in the new land, which helped them celebrate the First Thanksgiving. Read this text to your children and help them answer the questions below.
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Abraham Lincoln Worksheet
Abraham Lincoln Worksheet

Abraham Lincoln Worksheet

Let your kids listen to interesting stories while having fun! Read the short story in this worksheet, point to the picture representing each sentence, then ask the questions and check the answers. Doing this will help your children learn new things and build their vocabulary.
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Arrays of George Washington Carver’s Creations Worksheet
Arrays of George Washington Carver’s Creations Worksheet

Arrays of George Washington Carver’s Creations Worksheet

Remind your child of what George Washington Carver created. Can they tell you? This worksheet has arrays with his creations. Match the array to the multiplication fact and help your child to circle the product.
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Ben Franklin’s Invention Arrays Worksheet
Ben Franklin’s Invention Arrays Worksheet

Ben Franklin’s Invention Arrays Worksheet

Have your child guess some of the inventors of the popular items we use today. For instance, the light bulb was invented by Thomas Edison. Look at Ben Franklin's inventions and help your kids match the arrays to the correct multiplication fact. Check the box and circle the product.
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Thomas Edison’s Invention Arrays Worksheet
Thomas Edison’s Invention Arrays Worksheet

Thomas Edison’s Invention Arrays Worksheet

Test your students' knowledge on history by asking them what Thomas Edison invented. If they get the right answer, provide more information on other inventors. Check out this printout of Edison's light bulb inventions laid out in arrays. Get them to match each array to the correct multiplication fact.
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Questions About Informational Texts: Assessment 1 Worksheet
Questions About Informational Texts: Assessment 1 Worksheet

Questions About Informational Texts: Assessment 1 Worksheet

Ask your students: What comes to mind when we talk about a community? What different habits do people practice? What do fellow students do that seems strange? Read this passage aloud to your kindergartners and make sure they understand it. Then, answer the questions at the bottom of the page. (80 words)
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Animal Extinction Worksheet
Animal Extinction Worksheet

Animal Extinction Worksheet

Children can learn how their actions can help endangered animals with this free PDF worksheet. It explains extinction, looks at the mammoth as an example, and poses questions about conservation. Keeping habitats clean and safe is key to protecting animals and keeping them abundant. Learning about this now can make a huge difference for future generations.
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Ancient Animals Worksheet
Ancient Animals Worksheet

Ancient Animals Worksheet

Kids can explore prehistoric days with a fun, downloadable worksheet. They'll look at pictures of ancient animals like mammoths, ground sloths and saber-toothed tigers and then choose the animal of today that most closely resembles their ancestor. Through this sheet, they can make connections between today's animals and the past.
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Dinosaur Discoveries Worksheet
Dinosaur Discoveries Worksheet

Dinosaur Discoveries Worksheet

Kids love the fascinating world of dinosaurs! This free worksheet educates them on how archeologists discover clues from their fossils, teeth, and bones. They'll identify items that are fossils with the help of pictures and choices provided. Learning has never been this fun!
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Ancient Artifacts Worksheet
Ancient Artifacts Worksheet

Ancient Artifacts Worksheet

This free worksheet helps kids understand ancient artifacts, from statues to necklaces to fossils. They'll read comprehension questions and select answers from multiple choice options, with pictures to help them grasp the concept. It's a great way for children to learn about artifacts and what they may look like.
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Gandhi Worksheet
Gandhi Worksheet

Gandhi Worksheet

This worksheet will teach your children about Mohandas Gandhi and his humanitarian works. They'll read statements and identify them as true or false using answer boxes. It's a great way to teach kids about Indian history and the incredible legacy of Gandhi.
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Marco Polo Worksheet
Marco Polo Worksheet

Marco Polo Worksheet

This free worksheet teaches kids about Marco Polo, the world explorer from Venice. They'll read about his journeys and the book he wrote and answer comprehension questions with multiple-choice boxes. He was just 17-years old when he started his travels!
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World Explorers Worksheet
World Explorers Worksheet

World Explorers Worksheet

Kids are citizens of the world, so it's important to teach them about different cultures and famous explorers. This social studies worksheet helps children learn about the great explorers of history and trace their travels. They'll link Ferdinand Magellan, Christopher Columbus and Roald Amundsen to the places they explored.
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South American History Worksheet
South American History Worksheet

South American History Worksheet

Kids can brush up on South American history with this free worksheet! They'll discover how the first inhabitants arrived from Asia and how this led to the growth of cities and colonies. Comprehension questions will help them sequence and understand the events of South American history.
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Great Wall of China Worksheet
Great Wall of China Worksheet

Great Wall of China Worksheet

Kids love learning about other countries and cultures. This PDF worksheet teaches them about the 1000-year old Great Wall of China - built to protect the country from resource raids. Let them have fun winding their way through a maze to get to the Wall!
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The Middle Ages Worksheet
The Middle Ages Worksheet

The Middle Ages Worksheet

History can be made exciting with this PDF! It encourages kids to compare and contrast the Middle Ages. They'll explore what people lived in, ate and wore back then, then compare those characteristics to modern day. Kids can check boxes next to pictures that represent the Middle Ages to complete the activity.
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The Equator Worksheet
The Equator Worksheet

The Equator Worksheet

Young geographers can learn about the Equator with this free, colorful worksheet! They will understand the concept better with picture representation: what the Equator may look like if the Earth could be seen in its entirety, and then check off which one is accurate on a flat world map.
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Safety First Worksheet
Safety First Worksheet

Safety First Worksheet

Diagrams can be informative but inference is key. This worksheet contains diagrams of construction worker equipment. Get your little one to use prior knowledge to work out the uses and protection of each part. Then read the sentences and check the correct answer that fills in the blanks!
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Ancient Inventions and Discoveries Worksheet
Ancient Inventions and Discoveries Worksheet

Ancient Inventions and Discoveries Worksheet

Kids may think inventions are high-tech, but many of the world's most important inventions are ancient! This Kids Academy worksheet helps kids learn about the wheel, clock, tools and candles - inventions that changed the world! Kids will simply review the pictures and trace the dotted lines to the right answers. Great for social studies!
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