WorkybooksELAPreposition Worksheets for Kids

Prepositions might sound fancy, but they’re tiny words that act like maps, helping us understand where things are in relation to each other. Mastering these little words is a big step for kindergarteners in building strong language skills. Looking for engaging activities to teach prepositions? Check out our prepositions worksheet! But what exactly is a preposition? Let’s delve into that next.

What is a Preposition?

A preposition is a word that shows the relationship between nouns (people, places, or things) and other words in a sentence. Prepositions often indicate location, direction, time, or other relationships. Some common prepositions include: in, on, at, to, from, with, and by.

Prepositions can be categorized into several groups based on their functions.

Here are some Common Categories of Prepositions:

1. Location:

Prepositions that indicate where something is located or positioned relative to something else. Example: on, under, in, beside, between, among

  • The book is on the table.
  • The cat is in the box.
  • The bird is at the feeder.

2. Direction:

Prepositions that indicate the direction or movement of something. Example: to, from, into, out of, toward, away from.

  • The car is driving to the store.
  • The boy is walking away from the park.
  • The airplane is flying over the city.

3. Time:

Prepositions that indicate when something happens or the time relationship between two events. Example: at, on, in, during, since, for

  • We have a meeting at 2 o’clock.
  • The movie starts after lunch.
  • She has been studying since morning.

4. Position:

These prepositions describe the position of something in relation to another object. Examples include:

  • The lamp is beside the couch.
  • The clouds are above the mountains.
  • The dog is under the bed.

5. Relationship:

These prepositions show how things are connected. Examples include:

  • The gift is from my friend.
  • He is talking with his sister.
  • The cake is made of chocolate

Understanding these categories can help you choose the right preposition for your sentence. Here are some additional tips:

  • Look for the Relationship: Identify the connection between the preposition and the words it connects. Is it about time, place, direction, and so on?
  • Use a Thesaurus: If you’re stuck, a thesaurus can offer synonyms for prepositions within the same category.
  • Practice makes Perfect! The more you read and write, the more comfortable you’ll become with using prepositions.

Why Worksheets Work for Kindergarteners?

  • Visual Learning: Kindergarteners are visual learners. Worksheets with bright pictures and clear instructions can make grasping prepositions easier.
  • Repetition is Key: Practice makes perfect! Worksheets allow children to revisit and solidify preposition concepts through engaging activities.
  • Independent Learning: Simple worksheets can encourage kindergartners to work independently, building confidence and a love for learning.

Let’s Get Creative: Preposition Worksheet Ideas

  1. Drawing with Preposition: Who doesn’t love colouring and drawing?  In this worksheet, students are given an illustration of a cat and must follow the steps to add to it. Each step uses a different preposition.

2. Placing Objects with Prepositions Worksheet. This worksheet is a great way to practice prepositions. Students must place the objects in the correct places by using their understanding of prepositions

Prepositions Worksheet: This helper sheet will support students as they learn their prepositions! It visually shows what different prepositions mean and is perfect for classroom walls or as a desk helper.

By introducing prepositions through these categories, examples, and activities, your kindergarten students will develop a strong foundation in understanding and using prepositions correctly.


Neha Goel Tripathi, PhD

Accomplished sustainability educationist with over 20 years of experience in city planning, architecture and teaching. Experienced in research and consultancy on various projects covering climate change, sustainability, eco-sensitive zones, and smart cities. Passionate educator currently working on innovating climate change curriculum for K-12 students. I am driven to nurture students' critical thinking and awareness on environmental sustainability.

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