18 Amazing Fonts to Use for Teachers
By Kirsten Hammond
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Are you curious about some of my favorite fonts to use in the classroom? As someone who’s been font-obsessed for as long as I can remember, I’ve got some great picks for you.
Growing up, we had Microsoft Office and I loved creating and designing brochures, newsletters, slideshows, and stories in Word and PowerPoint. In 5th grade, my favorite fonts were Tempus Sans, Kristen ITC, and Ravie (but don’t worry, I’ve upped my game very considerably)!
As a teacher, I have used fonts to engage my students for resources I created.
Why Use a Variety of Fonts?
When working with students, teachers understand the importance of keeping things fresh and interesting.
As a teacher, do you ever think about how your classroom content looks? Sure, it’s important to use visuals and animation when possible; however, have you considered the font you are using?
Using a variety of fonts can help keep your teaching materials dynamic and engaging for your elementary-aged students.
So, drumroll please… Here’s my go-to list of paid and free fonts that will take your classroom designs to the next level!
KA Fonts by Kaitlynn Albani
KA Fonts has some of the best fonts that you can find on TPT, and she’s always adding more! If you love trendy and fun script fonts, you’ve definitely got to take a look at what she has to offer. My go-to fonts are “KA Honey”, “KA Winterberry”, and “KA School Days”.
Check out more of KA Fonts on TpT HERE!
Amy Groesbeck Fonts
Amy Groesbeck is a font super-star! On top of her amazing products, she creates fun fonts with catchy names like “AG Resting Teacher Face” and “AG This Could’ve Been An Email”. My go-to fonts from her are “AG Joy of Missing Out”, “AG How Do You Survive”, and “AG Running Late is My Cardio”.
Check out more of Amy Groesbeck Fonts on TpT HERE!
Perfect Blend Fonts
A Perfect Blend Fonts is another must-have in your font toolkit! Perfect Blend has cute, coffee-inspired fonts like “PB Cold Brew Coffee” and “PB Brewing With Joy”. Her doodle fonts are also top notch as well! My go-to fonts are “PB Skinny Mocha”, “PB Coffee Before Talkie”, and “PB Books and Coffee”.
Check out more of Perfect Blend Fonts on TpT HERE!
These are a few of my favorite free fonts that you may already have installed on your computer. I love the clean, rounded look of fonts, so I love to use these in many avenues of my teacherpreneur business. The following are all compatible with Google, so you can easily use these to create your digital products! Click on the links to download from Google Fonts.
Century Gothic (you can find this already installed on most computers!)
How to Use Fonts for Your Classroom Resources
When it comes to selecting fonts, variety is the spice of life.
Experiment with a variety of fonts to engage your students and catch their attention. Mix it up by mixing serif and sans-serif fonts, as well as bold and italicized versions. Don’t be afraid to combine two different scripts on one project, or use a bolder font for headers and subheaders.
And if you’re wanting to take your design projects up a notch, consider investing in a few high-quality paid fonts like the ones I mentioned previously – they are an investment that will be worth the return!
No matter which route you go down, have fun with choosing fonts for your projects – there are so many options out there! To help you get started, download my free guide below for more ways to bring visual appeal!
What are your go-to fonts? Which ones do you love to use? Leave a comment and let me know!
Kirsten is a former 3rd and 5th grade teacher who loves helping upper elementary teachers by creating resources and sharing ideas that are engaging, research-based, and TEKS-aligned. She is a work-from-home mama of 3 rambunctious little ones and loves running, true crime, and lots of coffee.