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Help your students review and build knowledge with custom worksheets

An effective way to ensure students explore new topics and practice new skills on a daily basis is by answering worksheets. Whether you are teaching vocabulary, writing, science or math, you can easily create worksheets that match the lessons for the day.

Save yourself the time and toil it takes to create worksheets from scratch by taking advantage of Canva’s professional, ready-made worksheet templates. From there, do as much editing as needed using our suite of intuitive design tools. Fully-customized worksheets ready to print and distribute are just a few clicks away, giving you more time preparing for another fun and productive day in class

How to make worksheets

Open a New Worksheet Design

Open up Canva and search for “Worksheet” templates to get started.

In Canva’s library of worksheet templates, you’ll find a template for every theme. Narrow down your search by adding keywords that fit what you’re looking for. Click on the template you like to start designing.

Explore millions of illustrations, icons and other graphics. Add frames and borders, text boxes, shapes and other elements. Choose a unique color scheme and add animation if you’re sharing your worksheet digitally.

Keep personalizing your worksheet to best fit what you want. You can fill in your own assignment details, upload your own illustrations and add or remove text boxes. Use the drag and drop tool to move elements around.

Share your worksheets design in just one click. Share it with your colleagues using the collaboration tool, or print it out for an easier reference.

Open a New Worksheet Design

Create appealing worksheets that are fun to answer

Select from hundreds of templates and countless design elements to make your worksheets truly an effective and fun learning experience.

Add the title and contents of your worksheet with our editor filled with fonts and typography elements. Make your design engaging with free and premium educational images from our library or insert photos from your drive using our uploader. Do you want to have puzzles, mazes, letter and picture matches, math tables, crossword, or word search(opens in a new tab or window) formats? You can do so with the help of hundreds of design elements — from lines and grids to shapes and icons. The drag-and-drop simplicity of our design features allows you to customize your worksheets in fun and creative ways.

Make worksheets accessible in different formats

With school books now becoming accessible in an electronic file, worksheets are definitely not exempt from this. You can choose to have your worksheets available digitally or kick it old school by printing out your design for your students.

If you’re printing out your worksheets, make sure to select the PDF – Print option to ensure the best resolution for printing.

Create worksheets with your co-educators

To ensure your worksheets are uniform for the whole grade or year level and informative down to the last detail, you’ll need to get your co-teachers’ insights and feedback. Teachers run hectic schedules every day, and collaborating face-to-face can be hard. Canva makes it easy to work with your co-educators with our practical share features on the editor toolbar.

Once you’re done creating a worksheet, click on the Share button and get your design’s unique link. Decide whether to give them viewing or editing access before sending the link via their email addresses or simply message it to them. After logging into their own Canva accounts, they can view and edit your worksheet on any computer, iPhone or iPad device.


Good worksheets include a header, clear instructions and the exercise or activity itself. They contain just enough information to make the task clear, without overcrowding the page. You might add illustrations or an attention-grabbing font or color scheme to create interest in the exercise.

Depending on the task to be completed, you might format a worksheet with columns and rows, blocks of text with space for writing responses, illustrations and images to spruce up the design and bold type for important points and passages.

A school worksheet should include clear instructions, engaging graphics and plenty of space for students to write their answers. It should use the same language and concepts you’ve been covering in class, so try to limit unfamiliar ideas. Make it easy to edit in case you need to make changes.

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