How I would have loved these resources during my years teaching in Montessori schools or in my own homeschool! I still find it amazing that there are so many free Montessori materials available online today. What great resources for parents and teachers alike!
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Note; I went through every link here before updating and republishing this post. If you have materials I should add or see something that should be changed, just let me know!
The little experience I had with using free online downloads for teaching was wonderful. I had WAY too much fun during my 2006-07 master’s program in early childhood studies. Because I had completed my B.A. so many years ago (and before the Internet), it was almost magical for me to do much of my research online and find free Montessori materials online to use in my school placement at a day nursery.
With free online downloads, it’s easy to create professional-looking Montessori materials. For school or home use, all that’s needed to prepare most of the materials is paper or cardstock, printer and printer ink, paper cutter or scissors, and lamination (which is preferred but not essential for home use). Montessori Print Shop has some great instructions for preparing Montessori materials.
Following is a listing of sites with free Montessori downloads.
Note: Almost all of these sites also has Montessori printables available for sale as well. I’m just sharing the free printables here, but if you look around on the sites, you’ll find the printables available for sale, too.
The Pioneers of Free Montessori Printables with Large Collections:
Montessori Print Shop was one of my main sources for free Montessori materials during my school placement. Along with many materials for sale, it has a very nice selection of free Montessori materials.
Montessori for Everyone was another great source of free Montessori downloads for me. The site also has an extensive selection of downloads for sale, both at the preschool and elementary levels.
Montessori Materials was started to help homeschool moms and has a wide selection of free downloads (the downloads with purple links).
Wikisori encourages collaboration among Montessorians and has many free information and downloads.
Montessori Mom has another extensive collection, and everything offered through the site is free.
Free Montessori Printables from around the Blogosphere (organized alphabetically by my computer):
At Home with Montessori has some lovely Inside Outside Fruit Cards.
At Bits of Positivity, I have lots of free Montessori word art/quote printables (instant downloads).
Chestnut Grove Academy has many free printables, both instant downloads and subscriber freebies.
Confessions of a Montessori Mom Blog has a free Montessori homeschool PDF.
Counting Coconuts has many free printables (instant downloads).
Cultivating Dharma has free downloads of timelines and other cultural activities.
E & O Montessori has free sample pink and blue picture word cards and labels.
Every Star Is Different has lots of free Montessori printables (both instant downloads and subscriber freebies) included in unit studies.
Förskoleburken has a free extension of the knobless cylinders.
Free Montessori Resources has many free resources (instant downloads) for both primary and elementary.
Green Tree Montessori Materials has a number of free Montessori printables at Teachers Pay Teachers.
Homeschool Escapade has free geometry, math, and English Montessori instant downloads.
Homeschooling My Kinetic Kids has many free Montessori 3-part cards to go with Safari Ltd. TOOBS (along with other printables).
I Believe in Montessori has free printables available through Teachers Pay Teachers.
Imagine Our Life has many free Montessori printables.
Inspired by Montessori has a number of free downloads that work well for child at the elementary level.
Just Montessori has a page of Montessori freebies connected to her weekly online curriculum. (The site isn’t working right now, but I’ll keep this here for when it’s fixed.) Just Montessori also has free printables at Teachers Pay Teachers.
Little Schoolhouse in the Suburbs has free Montessori checklists, natural science cards, Great lessons, human anatomy, and magnetic puzzles (all instant downloads).
Livable Learning has many free Montessori instant downloads.
Making Montessori Ours has a page of free printables (instant downloads).
Midwest Montessori has a few free printables (instant downloads).
Montessori Album has a page of free printables (instant downloads).
Montessori for Learning has a whole page of free Montessori printables.
Montessori Helper has free materials available by registering.
Montessori n’ Such has free anatomy and botany puzzle outlines and hammering kit patterns.
Montessori Soul has many free Montessori printables (instant downloads).
Mummy’s Homeschool has a page of free Montessori printables (instant downloads).
Our Worldwide Classroom has a number of free Montessori printables (instant downloads).
Research Parent has lots of free printables (instant downloads).
Sugar, Spice and Glitter has free CVC worksheets (instant downloads).
Teachers Pay Teachers has many free Montessori printables. You have to register to download the printables.
Temple of Ganesha Montessori has an upper elementary unit on leaves available in a free download.
The Helpful Garden has many free Montessori printables (instant downloads)
The Homeschool Den has pages of free printables (instant downloads). Many of them are Montessori printables.
The Montessori Company has some free printables if you register on their site. A number of my monthly themes include a free culture card (instant download) from The Montessori Company.
The Montessori Notebook has a variety of free instant downloads.
The Silvan Reverie has a page of free 3-part cards, many available in either uppercase or lowercase.
This Practical Life has a number of free Montessori printables (instant downloads), such as sensorial extensions and record keeping forms.
Training Happy Hearts has a number of free Montessori-inspired printables.
Voila Montessori has a few free DIY downloads in Voila Montessori’s shop.
What DID We Do All Day? has a page with free downloads.
Free Montessori Printables Found in More Than One Language:
Eltern vom Mars has a page with a variety of free Montessori resources (instant downloads) in German.
Leptir has a page of free downloads. Many of the materials are in Croatian, but the lines for cutting paper and some of the other activities work for any language.
Montessori en Casa has some free printables in English and Spanish.
Montessori en El Hogar has free printables in Spanish.
Montessori EtCie has free Montessori printables in French and English.
Montessori Materials (a Swedish blog) has Montessori printables in Swedish, some in English, and some without words. (I think you have to email for the printables.)
Uno Zwei Tutu has lots of Montessori printables (subscriber freebies) in English and Spanish.
Wise Owl Factory has Montessori printables that are instant downloads as well as ones that are subscriber freebies. Some are available in more than one language. Wise Owl Factory also has a variety of free printables at Teachers Pay Teachers.
Z lesa has some Montessori materials in English and Czech. Some of the printables can be used without words.
Free Montessori Albums and Lesson Plans:
Cultivating Dharma has Montessori elementary albums.
Maitri Learning has some free Montessori lesson plans.
Miss Barbara has lesson ideas and links for the Great Lessons.
Montessori Album has a growing collection of Montessori lessons.
Montessori Helper has some free Montessori lessons.
Wikisori also has Montessori albums.
More Free Printables That Can Be Used to Prepare Montessori-Style Activity Trays
I tried to put the sites I knew have free printables on the Free Montessori Materials Online list or the Free Preschool Printables for Activity Trays list. Many of the printables on my Free Preschool Printables list are great for preparing Montessori activities even if they weren’t designed specifically as Montessori printables.
Free Printables at Living Montessori Now:
I always give Karen Tyler from World Wide Montessori Online’s wonderful AMS-style Montessori geography album and Mom Bloggers Talk Montessori: Favorite Ideas and Activities eBook free to anyone who signs up for my mailing list (see sidebar). Thanks, Karen, mom blogger contributors, and John Bowman!
I have a subscriber freebie library with an exclusive Montessori-inspired free printable pack for my email subscribers each month. Learn more here: Sign up for the Living Montessori Now newsletter and get monthly subscriber freebies.
I’m also updating this post as I find new free Montessori materials online!
Do you have a favorite free online Montessori download or source for free downloads? If you have free Montessori printables that I missed, please let me know!