Exploring Worksheets with Children

A great tool to encourage thinking and fine motor skills

Whilst learning through play is the most effective means of learning at a young age because children are able to choose, sometimes worksheets can be a useful supplement tool. Worksheets can help encourage children to think and help develop their fine motor skills; build stamina and focus needed for when they start school; and help to show you what your child finds more difficult.

Story time with nursery staff

our recommended worksheets

What we recommend

We have recommended a few downloadable worksheets and activities below for children aged 0-1 years, 1-3 years and 3-4 years.


The company TTS (click HERE to access) have provided a complete (48 page!) home learning pack filled full of different activities. To download it, simply click HERE.


The online website Twinkl (click HERE to access) has loads of great downloadable worksheets for children of all ages, not just 0 – 4 years, to do at home. You can download a few activities for free and others you can download under a paid account.

Twinkl are currently offering all new joiners 1 month free membership so you will be able to all the online resources for free!

If your child has enjoyed a particular worksheet, please let us know, and we will make sure to share your suggestions!

Child colouring on tablet at nursery

The Salt Box Music Company staff at nursery

Child playing with Cheeky Little Monkeys Music at nursery

our recommended worksheets

0 - 1 years

“If you try to do your best, there is no failure" – Mike Farrell

Free worksheets:

  • Early Maths – Number Visuals

Multicoloured numbers

Number and word posters

  • Physical Activities – Outdoor

Idea cards

  • Creative Arts – Imaginative Play

Farm small world

  • Simple Science – Sensory Play

The Very Hungry Caterpillar playdough mat

Bear Hunt playdough mat

  • Daily Routines

Daily calendar and weather chart

Good manners

Paid worksheets:

  • Science

Five senses scavenger hunt

our recommended worksheets

1 - 3 years

“I do the very best I know, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so” – Abraham Lincoln

Free worksheets:

  • Early Literacy – Communication Skills

Colour flash cards

Fruit words

Transport flash cards

  • Early Maths – Sensory Maths

Playdough number mats

  • Early Maths – Maths Play

2D shape playdough mats

  • Physical Play – Gross Motor Skills

PE physical action words

Moves like Pudsey

  • Creative Arts

Gingerbread man

Paid worksheets:

  • Science

Scavenger hunt

  • Communication and Language – Phonics

Body percussion

  • Maths

Pizza colouring

Young girl playing at nursery in Uxrbridge

our recommended worksheets

3 - 4 years

“Doing your best means never stop trying.” – Benjamin Franklin

Free worksheets:

  • Early Literacy – Phonics

Bingo matching cards

  • Early Literacy – Writing

Handwriting sheets

Letter formation

A-Z tracing letters

The Very Hungry Caterpillar pencil control

  • Early Literacy – Reading

Reading prompts and questions

  • Early Maths – Numbers

The Very Hungry Caterpillar addition activity

Playdough number mats

Snakes and ladders

  • Early Maths – Shapes

2D shape playdough mats

Repeating patterns

  • Simple Science – The World

Pets colouring sheets

Paid worksheets:

  • Communication and Language – Writing

Bunny hop

Farm cutting skills

  • Science

Scavenger hunt

  • Communication and Language – Phonics

Body percussion

  • Maths

Pizza colouring

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