Looking for some kindergarten addition worksheets for your young mathematicians?
Having a strong foundation in math facts is crucial, so I’m happy to see that you stopped in to get some extra help!
This post is chock-full of free printable worksheets that are the perfect complement to any math curriculum.
You will find easy download and print worksheets that include picture addition, single digit addition, doubles, a dice game, double digit addition, missing numbers, and even simple word problems.
What Is The Best Way for Kindergarteners to Learn Addition Facts?
In case you didn’t know, what used to be 1st-grade math standards have slowly become kindergarten math standards.
It used to be that just understanding the concept of addition was plenty enough for kindergarten. First grade and second grade were the years that students were expected to memorize and solidify facts.
Now kindergarten students are being taught much more complicated math and are definitely expected to have their facts memorized.
I would strongly encourage you to reject that level of math for your kindergartener unless your child loves math and takes to it easily.
Instead, put zero pressure on them to memorize, and opt for math games to make learning math facts fun! And use the below free addition worksheets for a little fun review of the facts they have already learned.
If you must use flashcards, consider these flash card games to keep it much more interesting.
****Check out Addition Facts that Stick for a gameboard-based system that teaches all the addition facts in 6 weeks! I have used it several times and it is a super solid system that just plain works. I prefer to use it in 1st grade, but would be appropriate for a kindergartener also.
How To Use Your Fun Addition Worksheets
When you scroll to the bottom of this page, you will find a link for instant download of all 20+ free worksheets.
They are intended only for personal use, homeschools, classroom, and co-ops.
I tried to include simple problems that progressed to more challenging math skills, always keeping things bright, colorful and fun!
Feel free to only print the ones you need.
1.Picture Addition Worksheets
As you can see, over half of my free worksheets are picture addition.
Because it is a great way to make addition concrete for young kids…without getting out a messy box of manipulatives.
Yes, I use manipulatives in my homeschool – they have their place – but if you’re just trying to do some supplemental review, it’s nice to not have those rolling all over the table.
I also prefer picture addition to the number line because I find my kids understand the visual aid of an object much better.
They quickly understand the practical need of adding objects (apples, fish, or balls) together, as opposed to the more abstract concept of drawing bumps on a number line to get a correct answer.
I do like number lines for higher levels of addition (when pictures wouldn’t work), but that’t not the kindergarten level.
2. Dice Based Worksheets
Dice and dominoes are a wonderful way to make addition facts fun! It can also help kids to recognize groups of numbers more quickly, so they don’t have to count every single time.
The first page is a simple addition worksheet that just introduces the dots on the dice.
You can follow that up with using actual dice to play a game! The directions are very vague on the game, so you can make it your own. My favorite way to play is to have the child play against someone (parent, sibling, classmate).
One child takes a column and their partner takes the other column. Each child rolls two dice and writes out the correct number sentence in their column.
Whoever gets the highest number wins that round!
3. No Pressure Addition Problems
These free kindergarten math worksheets are for the child that is ready for an extra challenge.
They are tired of counting pictures and manipulatives, and they are ready to move on.
Instead of expecting them to have the fact memorized cold, encourage them that it’s okay to use strategies to remember.
Try teaching your child to “count on” from the biggest number in the equation or use their fingers if necessary.
Sometimes, I even offer my own fingers for them to count.
All of my kids have also done really well with visualizing the problem with sweets. I’ll say, “Imagine you have 3 cookies. And then I gave you 2 more cookies. How many do you have now?”
They value their dessert, so it is really easy for them to visualize the problem and get the right answer.
3. Find The Missing Number
The above free printable addition worksheets give your child a chance to solidify their facts and recognize number bonds!
The first worksheets uses the help of dots on a dice to help your child figure out the missing answer.
The next worksheet is a little more challenging and has no visual aid.
4. Simple Double Digit Addition Worksheets
Your child will likely take one look at the large numbers on this free kindergarten addition worksheet and panic.
It is so fun though to show them that they can easily do this with place value!
Your child’s face will light up when you show them how to separate the ones and tens column – and how easily they can add the columns in their mind, with their fingers, or with some manipulatives!
Again, no pressure to have the facts memorized at this age, but just focus on the process of solving this type of problem.
5. Word Problem Worksheet
Word problems can be so fun for kids!
As long as they are developmentally appropriate, word problems can be an excellent tool for showing your child the practical application of math.
The above free math worksheet is simple, cute, and fun! You will likely need to read the problem to your child, but encourage them to write out their work themselves.
I hope these printables have shown you some fun ways to learn and review math facts! And I hope they give your child a solid head start in math!
Remember to keep it light and fun though.
No pressure and no tears during the kindergarten years please, Homeschool Mama.
Use the link above to print them and enjoy!