Fonts play a big role in creating classroom worksheets, activities and many teachers love making their own! Here are 42 free fonts that were created by teachers and will help make your classroom activities bright, whimsical 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 and haven’t done so before.
Print/Handwriting Friendly Fonts
These fonts are great for giving directions or using as your main text font.
1. Print Dots – This dotted font is great for handwriting and tracing. Create your own free worksheets using these dotted letters and numbers.
2. Ashley – A handwritten font that is very friendly for teachers and students of all ages. It’s a pretty thick font and features the classic stick and ball formation for letters.
3. Pinwheel – This outline font is friendly for making title and letters that you want students to be able to color in. Features the fancy and has that handwritten look.
4. Doodle Print – I really like the stylish uppercase of this font and the strightness of the vertical lines. It’s a classic font style and very friendly for younger readers.
5. Recess – A thicker version of the doodle print font above and also is more modern in the style. This font’s uppercase is definitely it’s strongest piece and very uniform in size.
6. Starting Dots – This font is designed to help beginning writers know where to start their basic strokes when forming letters. Great for creating handwriting worksheets and tools.
7. Script – This thin tipped font will make a great font for upper grades. The look is classic formation for the alphabet written in cursive. It’s probably best used for practicing separate letters rather then putting them together in words, but beautiful letters separately.
8. Princess Print – This font has thin lettering and thicker numbers. The edges are rounded which gives it a softer feel.
9. What – This thicker font features wide letters and numbers. The lowercase letters start high, giving this a modern handwritten feeling.
Dots, Swirls and Squiggles Fonts
These fonts are great for adding a little detail to your titles. It’s a fun way to distinguish between titles, directions and work spaces.
10. Spotty Dotty – This fun font has lines on the ends of the lines and dots on the edges. Only features upper and lowercase letters.
11. Starry – This one will shine bright as each letter will have that “starry” feel to it. It’s a very thin tipped font and should be used for large text.
12. Funky – This thin tipped font makes each letter and number feel unique and features lines, squiggles, swirls and dots.
13. Fontabulous – This thin tipped font has dots wherever lines meet up. It’s a fun twist on the classic teacher dot fonts and has a great uppercase set.
14. Squidgy – This swirly ended font is a beautiful font that isn’t too over the top. Every letter is easy to read and still very fun.
15. Hoppin Hollyn – This font is one of my favorites. I love the combination of the dots and the double lined sections of the letters and numbers.
16. Stubborn Spots – This thicker font features teeny spots that give it almost an animated feel. This is a combination font where the uppercase has both upper and lowercase lettering.
17. Quirky – This font has some swirly ends and rounded features. Some edges don’t meet so it is a little quirky.
18. Girly Girl – This thin tipped font is very curly. It has a cursive feeling to it and curled ends make this font have that girly feeling.
19. Squiggles – This thicker font is print friendly and for younger readers. The curly q’s on the lowercase set makes this font one of my favorites.
20. Elementary Dots – It’s a classic look for letters to have dots on the ends of the strokes. This medium tip font is just that with semi-straight strokes.
21. Curvy Girls – This font has a mixture of line thicknesses. The double lined vertical lines have a squiggle and make it a funky font to use for headings or titles.
22. Chocolate Swirl – This thin tipped font has the same kind of curled ends as the girly girl font above. It’s curved vertical lines makes this font very feminine.
23. Kim Curls – This thin tipped font has tipped ends. Its a serif font that has a little funky curly-ended twist that you won’t find on many serif fonts.
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.
24. Bumpy Saw – This outlined font appears to have either scales or a scalloped edge, depending how you look at it. The uppercase set is my favorite piece of this set as its the most consistent.
25. Fudge Ribbon – This font is gorgeous. I love the intricate look and yet it’s not so detailed that it feels overwhelming. I think this font is perfect for teacher tools in addition to student worksheets and activity papers.
26. Bubbles – Letters and numbers inside of bubbles just makes this a fun font. The uppercase size consistency makes it the favorite part of this font for me.
27. Typewriter – This font feels as if it came off of a typewriter and feel like a serif font that also has dots on the end of some strokes. It’s a really great looking font for being hand-drawn!
28. Pinwheel Dots – If you want funky, then this font that has tons of dots on each letter and number is for you. It also has a feeling of texture found in nature… makes me think of a snake’s skin at a glance.
29. Thin Girl – This thin tipped font is very narrow and tall. It will take up a lot of room vertically and is very modern.
30. Party Girl – This font makes every letter feel unique. It reminds me of a ransom note cut from magazine letters and is completely funky.
31. Monster – You’ll find monster and silly faces hiding in the letters of this font. Great for creating game pieces or labeling set of materials! The uppercase letters are great.
32. Stripes– This medium font has double vertical lines and ladder stripes. It’ll feel classic especially when used to make you think of a cinema.
33. New Fringe – This medium style font has fringe on one edge of the letters. The numbers have the same number of fringe pieces.
34. Krazi Kiki – This fun and funky font has lots of different style letters. You’ll see wiggly edges, swirls, double lines and outlines.
35. Simple – This simple font is a very modern font with tall lowercase letters. It has very few lines and is a combination of lowercase and uppercase.
36. Splendid – This thinner tip font will remind you of the simple font above. It has very few lines, but is a little more whimsical, especially the numbers.
37. Stuck Up – This font is a serif version of the simple font above. It will be great for titles, headers and wanting to make something easily readable since it’s bold.
38. Rachel Fun – This thin tipped font will definitely appeal to older students as it feels like their handwriting. It’s a combination font of upper and lowercase letters.
39. Loveable – This thick font will be great used as a title or section headline. It’s bolder than most and pretty modern. I’d reserve it for only some text since it’s a combination font.
40. Scribble – This skinny scribbled font is so smart. It looks best on a light background and really pleases the eye.
41. Stubborn – This extremely thick font will remind you of the loveable and simple fonts above. It’ll be great for headings, fonts and titles.
42. Box Stitch – Boxed in and stitched edges make this a fun font. You’ll see this as a fantastic title font and would look great on teacher-created products too!
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.
Ready for more? Here are 26 Free Teacher Fonts to add to this list!