Fonts play a big role in creating classroom worksheets, activities and many teachers love making their own! Here are 26 free fonts that were created by teachers and will help make your classroom activities fun and add just the right touch.
Let’s break down the free fonts by type so you can find what you’re looking for and I’ll share a tutorial link at the end in case you want to install them but aren’t sure how.
Print/Handwriting Friendly Fonts
These fonts are great for giving directions or using as your main text font.
1. Basic Apple – This thin tipped font will make a great font for titles and subtitles. The look is classic and basic.
2. Writing – This medium tipped font is ideal for primary grades and includes a fancy number one. This one is about as neat as we’d all like to write in front of our classrooms for modeling.
3. Thick Apple – This more personal writing font is very friendly to creating both print and titles for worksheets and projects. The bold tip makes it stand out.
4. Vanilla – This more personal style is light-tipped but models great shaping to letters. The uppercase letters are fantastic!
5. Casual Apple – This thicker casual font has wonderfully rounded tips which makes it appear more teacher friendly.
6. Denealie – This D’Nealian style font has a thin tip and your classic style letters and numbers. Ideal for smaller print.
7. Hand – This thicker tip font is more closely spaced together for lettering and more widely spaced with the numbers.
8. Love Laughing – This is the thickest tip of all the handwriting/print fonts and models the classic sticks and circles approach to forming letters.
Dotted Tip Fonts
These fonts are great for adding a little detail to your titles. It’s a classic teacher look.
9. Dots – With varying sized letters and numbers, this dotted tip font will make for a cute title or subtitle.
10. Cuteness – This straight-lined medium tip font incorporates a D’Nealian style lowercase a.
11. Cherry – This font has tiny-tips and makes for a subtle detail. The light weight makes it harder to read from far away, but it’s easier on the eyes for reading when there is more text than a traditional tip font.
12. Primer Dot – This medium weight font has matching medium tips.
13. Jumbled – This font is a slightly lighter version of the font above. The letters sit on different planes creating a fun, jumbled look.
These fonts make your printable so much fun. They add a little flair and work best when used as titles or to call attention to specific features.
14. Staples – This font looks exactly like it has staples holding the letters in place. Cute without being distracting.
15. High – This font uses a combination of dotted curves and mini-hearts to give you two fonts in one. Use uppercase letters to get dots and lowercase to see hearts.
16. Pirate – Curls on the ends of the letters makes this pirate font swashbuckling-ly cute.
17. Squiggle – Call attention to your titles with these squiggles hugging the edges of these letters and numbers.
18. Spunky – This font has straight tipped edges to bring the spunk to your printables.
19. Cute – This font will remind you of a mix of a Hollywood font and modern dots.
20. Free Falling – This mix of uppercase and lowercase letters will capture your attention and be perfect on your teacher printables.
21. Funky – This one will remind you of a mix of pirate and spunky to create a funky bold font.
22. Hearts – These conversation hearts will be a unique look for specific details on your worksheets.
23. Blocks – This font will capture your students’ attention. The block-bubble style has a throw-back and carefree look.
24. Yogurt – This very thin weighted font is perfect for creating subheaders and is a good fit for modeling forming letters for younger students.
25. Noodles – This height has letters that are all the same height which makes it a very modern handwriting-style font. The medium weight makes it good for titles or text.
26. Spring Writer – Letters and numbers are tucked inside flowers. It makes this font perfect to create game pieces or create a title.
And I mentioned that I’d hook you up with a tutorial if you wanted to learn how to install a font. Here is a great tutorial from Jessica at a Turn to Learn and she’ll walk you through the whole thing.
Thanks talented teachers – your unique fonts are fantastic! Feel free to grab the “I’m a Featured Teach Junkie” blog button as your creations are definitely worth the shout out.
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