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 click and download :-) . If you are interested in signing up for my newsletter, you can sign up on a separate page.

Click on the quick links to jump to the section you are interested in, or scroll through my entire page to see them all!

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.

  • Pencil Grasp Development (750 KB)
    This handout describes the different stages of pencil grasp development, and gives some other important information regarding pencil grips.

  • 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.

  • Letter Formation Tips and Strategies (1.2MB)
    This handout gives tips and strategies to help kids learn how to form their letters correctly from the beginning.

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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.

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(Mostly) Free Christmas Printables

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

Christmas paper crafts for kids

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

Christmas fine motor activity ideas

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

printable Christmas word searches

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

Christmas scissor cutting activities for kids

Christmas Scissor Cutting Resources - this is not free but excellent value for money and can be used over and over again - I include it here as a helpful resource for teachers.

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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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