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Number Bonds to 9 Free Math Worksheets

Welcome to our number bonds worksheets series.  This week we’re learning about the number 9.  You can download each free printable number bonds to 9 worksheet for kindergarten or first grade below.

Math skills covered include learning the number bonds to 9, writing the number 9 in words, and more.

Number 9 Worksheet For Kindergarten

The first printable is a great introduction to the number 9. It has a tree theme to make it fun.

Free Math Printables for Preschoolers, Kindergarten and Grade 1. Number Study of 9. Learning Number Bonds of 9 and more.

Kids will be able to:

  • color the “tree” letters that spell the word “NINE”
  • practice their cutting skills, cutting out the letters that make up NINE
  • glue letters in correct order
  • trace the number 9
  • work on before and after

Number Bonds to 9 Worksheets

Here are four printables to help kids learn number bonds to 9:

For Kindergarten or Preschool

This printable helps kids learn the number pairs of 9. It’s not so much a worksheet as it is a learning aid. For those that wish to introduce number bonds of 9 to their preschool or kindergarten students, this would be the best one for that.

There’s no writing required, only a bit of coloring. It’s meant to be done alongside a parent or teacher.

Free Math Printable to help parent teach child number bonds of 9.

It can be used to help kids understand the addition and subtraction fact families of 9.

As part of the math lesson, it might be helpful to use 9 objects to illustrate that groups of parts make up a total. For example, showing a group (or part) of 4 marbles and a group of 5 marbles, will make a total of 9 marbles.

The child can then color each section of the fact family, the total one color, and the parts another.

At this point it’s only about understanding that:


With your guidance, they can use the visual of the coloured fact families, to verbally answer the addition and subtraction questions. This will help them grasp the relationships between the numbers.

Number Bonds to 9 Coloring Worksheet For Kindergarten or First Grade

Here is a coloring worksheet to help kids learn the number bonds of 9. Kids will use 2 different colors to decompose, or break into smaller parts, each set of 9 leaves.

This decomposing addition worksheet would be the perfect fall math worksheet.

Free Math Printables. Decomposing 9 colouring worksheet.

For First Grade

The next two number bonds to 9 worksheets would be best for 1st grade math.

In the first worksheet, kids will have to practice their adding and subtracting to remember all the number pairs of 9. The clover leaf theme presents an easy way for them to differentiate between the total vs the parts.

They will also get to color to show:

  • if 9 is even or odd
  • what 9 looks like in a Ten Frame
  • and trace and learn to write the word “nine”.
Free math printable. Number bonds of 9 with a clover leaf theme, 9 in a 10 frame, even or odd, and learning to write "nine".  #addition #subtraction #numberbonds #worksheets

Number Pairs Worksheet Review

And as a way of review, this coloring number worksheet will have kids work on the number pairs of 6, 7, 8, and 9.

Free Coloring Math Printables. 5+1; 5+2; 5+3 & 5+4 practice worksheet.

Print Number Bonds of 9 Worksheets

You can download all of these number bonds to 9 worksheets free below. The 6 page pdf includes all 5 pages of these number 9 printables.

It also includes the letter tiles your child will need to glue the correct letters that spell NINE on page 1.

To begin at the beginning of this series, go to the pre-lesson or the number zero.

Next week, we’ll be playing games to practice number bonds and there will be new printables to master all the skills we’ve learned to date. After that we’ll move on to learning the number bonds of 10.

Peggy Tafoya

Sunday 4th of September 2022

I am working on the number bonds in my class and I can't find number 8. Where can I find it.

Melanie Thomas

Sunday 4th of September 2022

The number bonds to 8 worksheets can be found here:

Laxmi Nair

Friday 14th of February 2020


I have been following through the number bond worksheets for my son and he absolutely loves it. We were trying to download the 9s worksheet but then I keep getting and error message. Can you pls upload it again? Thank you for the beautiful worksheets.

Melanie Thomas

Monday 17th of February 2020

Hi Laxmi, thank you so much for letting me know. I fixed a few things so it should be there now. Sorry about that. <3


Wednesday 12th of December 2018

Hi, I have only just discovered your number bonds series and these are invaluable. Thank you for all the ffort that you have put into them.

I just wanted to ask...I have downloaded the talking abacus, but cannot seem to locate the Abacus Adventure App on the iphone at all. Anything else i could use? I found a soroban abacus app - would that be any good?

I was/am awful at math and don't want my daughter to have the same handicap so am trying my best to gather and use the resources available to us, including getting to grips with mental maths.

Home school living maths with Life of Fred: Butterflies

Monday 8th of January 2018

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Wednesday 4th of March 2015

Thanks so much for the printables! I have been working on math my children and this is perfect. Sharing! Thanks for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday last week! Can't wait to see what you have been working on this week!


Wednesday 4th of March 2015

Thanks Sharon. So happy you like them. :)