KINDERGARTEN Readiness Checklist

Give the following information:

  • Full Name

  • Age

  • Birthday

  • Address

  • Telephone number

  • Parent’s name

Listen to stories without interrupting

Pay attention for short periods of time to adult-directed tasks

Understand actions have both causes and effects

Cut with scissors

Trace basic shapes, letters, numbers, and objects

Share with others

Follow rules

Recognize authority

Manage bathroom needs

Button shirt, pants, coat

Zip up zippers

Tie shoes

Use self-control

Separate from parents without being upset

Speak understandably

Talk in complete sentences of five or more words

Look at pictures and tell stories

Identify rhyming words

Identify the beginning sounds of words

Identify uppercase and lowercase letters

Recognize common sight words like “the, and, in, it, is”

Recognize environmental print

Sort similar objects by color, size, and shape

Recognize groups of one, two, three, four, and five objects

Count, recognize, and write numbers to ten

Bounce a ball

Skip, hop, jump, and gallop

Print name using upper and lowercase letters (ex: John Smith)