New Times Roman, Arial and Comic Sans... I'm pretty sure most of us know what these strange words mean. They're fonts! We've all seen the dropdown list of lettering options on Microsoft Word and Powerpoint. However, did you know that behind every one of these fonts are individual or teams of type designers who have spent years carefully thinking and crafting them. This is the art of "Typography" where text is brought to life!

This fun creative printable worksheet pack is a fun activity to encourage kids and students to think about the thought process behind making fonts!

Let's get started!

Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Colouring and writing pencils

In this activity, your child will learn about the history of typography and font design. They will also be able to create and design their own set of fonts.

It will help your child or student:

  • Develop a better understanding of creation processes and development of some of the common technological tools (digital fonts) we use everyday (and occasionally take for granted).  
  • Improve his/her artistic and creative skills by creating new fonts of their own.

Let's get busy!

How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out more about the history of typography and digital fonts. Here's an animated video about the technological history of typography:

Here's a wonderful stop-motion video about the evolution of different fonts over the centuries:

Here's a video which reviews the development and rise in popularity of a very pervasive typeface/font called "Cooper Black". It is also a great video to understand the history of modern printing press:

  • Get started on the printable worksheets!

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable pack consists of 3 different printable activities for your child or student to get started on designing fonts/typefaces:

  • 1 font design worksheet with an existing font (Chewy) for your student/child to embellish or recreate (only capital letters).
  • 1 font design worksheet for your student/child to create a 26 letter font set.
  • 1 font design worksheet for your student/child to create any font set.

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