Free Teacher Resources

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free teacher resources and free printables from OT Mom

I offer these free teacher resources and printables out of my admiration and respect for teachers, who carry a huge workload and also have to find ways to help the special needs children and struggling learners in their classes.

They are aimed at preschool, kindergarten and early elementary teachers, but homeschool moms may find them helpful too!

I personally hate having to give out my email address to get a freebie - to me, that feels like paying with my personal identity. So, all my freebies really are free - you just tick some blocks (to prove you are not a robot) then click and get to the download page right away :-) . If you are interested in signing up for my newsletter, you can sign up on a separate page.

You can access a couple of the free teacher resources right here on this page. The others are scattered through my site - you will find a brief description of each freebie here and then you can click through to the ones you are interested in.

Information Handouts

For parent/teacher meetings, or parent seminars, you may find these printable handouts useful. They contain some basic information helpful to parents, and will direct them to specific pages on this website where they can find relevant activities.

Here's a brief overview of the contents of each handout:

  • Gross Motor Skills (200 KB)
    This handout explains why gross motor skills are important, and how they can help kids with the skills needed for learning to read and write.

  • Fine Motor Skills (450 KB)
    This handout describes the four essential bases for good fine motor development, and gives some activity ideas to help kids.

  • Visual Perception Information (500 KB)
    This parent handout gives an overview of the different aspects of visual perception, and gives some ways kids may struggle if their skills are weak.

Filling in the form below will unlock access to all three freebies - you can then choose which ones to download

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.

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Free Classroom Exercises

I have a page full of gross motor exercises on my website that are easy to implement in your classroom. Best of all, you can access a Free Printable OT Mom E-Book TM !

Hop on over to read my article - and don't forget to scroll down to get your free printable at the end!

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Free Scissor Cutting Templates

Do your kids need to practice scissor skills?

You can get a free basic scissor cutting template on my cutting activities page. Visit the page and scroll down to get your templates!

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Free Pencil Grasp Download

Are you wondering whether your child's pencil grasp is developmentally appropriate?

You can get a free pencil grasp information download on my Pencil Grasp Development page. Visit my page and scroll down to get the free handout!

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Free Letter Formation Tips Download

Is your child struggling to form letters correctly? Does your child want to start writing but you are not sure how to help teach correct letter formations?

You can get a free download of Letter Formation Tips and Strategies on my Letter Formation Tips page. Hop on over to read the tips and download the handout at the end!

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Free Playdough Activities
(A Mini E-Book)

I recommend various playdough activities on different pages of my site - and this free mini-e-book pulls them all together in one convenient, printable download.

You will get 6 pages of photographed activities plus my own favorite playdough recipe! Scroll down my Playdough Activities page to find the mini-e-book near the bottom.

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(Mostly) Free Christmas Printables

Head over to my Christmas pages to find some free teacher resources you can use in your classroom or homeschool setting.

Christmas Paper Craft Ideas has some simple activities that kids can do in the classroom, with a couple of free template downloads.

Christmas paper crafts for kids

Christmas Fine Motor Activities - these are techniques and ideas to help kids work on fine motor skills at Christmas.

Christmas fine motor activity ideas

These Free Printable Christmas Word Searches can be used to boost figure-ground perception and visual discrimination skills.

printable Christmas word searches

Christmas Scissor Cutting Resources - this is not free but excellent value for money and has timeless printable cutting templates that can be used over and over again.

Christmas scissor cutting activities for kids

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More Free Teacher Resources

Kay M. Donato has a valuable page on Teaching Strategies that I think is immensely helpful for anyone who is teaching any child with special needs, not just autism.

So head over to her page on Teaching Strategies for Autism and be encouraged and inspired!

There are lots of free information and activity ideas on this website, so please sign up for my free newsletter to keep in touch with new pages and new ideas as I post them.

These free teacher resources arise from requests made and needs identified by teachers who have contacted me.

It is my hope that teachers all over the world will find these pages helpful, which will enable more children to be the best they can be!

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