Free Montessori Printables
Welcome to our collection of free Montessori printables.
Working with printables is one of the most popular activities in Montessori households. In this free collection, you’ll find many useful card sets that depict and classify various aspects of the world around us.
About our printables
- All our printables are 100% FREE and always will be. It is our way of giving back to the awesome Montessori community.
- No e-mail or registration is needed. You can download each set by simply clicking on the download button.
- All the printables are made of high-quality, realistic images. Each PDF file has 1 card per page so it’s up to you what cards you want to use and how many cards per sheet you want to print.
Please note that all of our free downloads are for personal use only. Please don’t upload them to any website. If you’d like to share, just link to this page.
We’ll update this collection continuously. Right now, our printables are divided into four main categories:
- Visual stimulation cards
- Nomenclature cards (also known as language cards or 3-part cards)
- Math cards
- Famous paintings
If you need any help, please check our advice on how to download and print our printables.
Visual stimulation cards
Black & White Sensory Cards for Babies (24 pcs)
A set of 24 simple black & white cards with basic shapes and various patterns (12 white cards with black objects and 12 black cards with white objects). Ideal for the first 3 months.
Black, Red & White Visual Stimulation Cards (16 pcs)
A set of 16 big high-contrast black, red & white cards with simple objects. Great for the age 3 – 6 months when the baby starts to do the visual transition from black and white to color.
Montessori nomenclature cards
Feelings (15 cards)
This simple, toddler-friendly set consists of images of children experiencing a wide range of emotions and feelings.
Fruits (30 cards)
A set of 30 high-quality Montessori nomenclature image flashcards with white background depicting the most popular fruits.
Vegetables (30 cards)
This set contains 28 flashcards with colorful images of the most common vegetables on a white background.
Basic colors (11 cards)
All the basic colors – nothing more, nothing less. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, pink, black, gray, white, and brown.
Colorful nature (11 cards)
A set of 11 cards with all the basic colors. Each color is represented by four images of animals, plants, or other objects from nature.
Flowers (28 cards)
A set of 28 nomencalture flashcards with the most common flowers like rose, tulip, daffodil, snowdrop, lily, pansy, buttercup, lilac, daisy, bluebell, dandelion, etc.
Farm animals (15 cards)
A very popular set consisting of 15 high-quality photos of the most common farm animals. From cattle and poultry to mice and pigeons.
Pets (15 cards)
This Montessori card set consists of 15 images of the most common pet animals in the world. From dogs, cats and rabbits to birds and reptiles.
Butterflies (18 cards)
A set of 18 Montessori nomenclature cards with the names and high-quality photos of the most common butterflies living in North America.
Insects (30 cards)
A set of 30 high-quality flashcard images and names of the most common US types of insects – from housefly to the giant stag beetle.
Dog breeds (42 cards)
A set of 42 high-quality Montessori nomenclature cards with images and names of the most popular dog breeds. Very popular among toddlers of all ages.
Birds of the world (46 cards)
This collection of 46 flashcards features a variety of birds from all around the world – from a house sparrow to the blue bird-of-paradise.
Backyard birds (25 cards)
Another “bird set”, this time with pictures and names of the 25 common backyard birds living in North America.
Sea animals (36 cards)
A set of 36 realistic photos of various sea animals – from the most common fish and sharks species to crustaceans or ocean mammals.
Wildlife of Africa (25 cards)
Our wildlife series presents undomesticated animal species from different continents. This set consists of 25 cards of the most common African wild animals.
Wildlife of Europe (22 cards)
Wildlife of Europe presents 22 wild animals native to the Old Continent – from well-known species such as brown bear to lesser known animals like fire salamander.
Wildlife of North America (23 cards)
With this set, we focus on 23 well-known wild mammals, birds and ambhibians native to North America.
Wildlife of South America (22 cards)
A set of 22 Montessori nomenclature cards depicting the unique wildlife of South America.
Weather (15 cards)
These 15 printable cards depict various types of weather and weather phenomena such as fog, mist, lightning, hailstorm, tornado, sleeting, etc.
Universe (28 cards)
The Montessori universe-themed cards are very popular. The cards fall into 3 categories: planets, space objects and man-made spacecraft.
Land and water forms (24 cards)
A set depicting the most common land and water forms is a great intro to geography. Children can learn to distinguish between basic terms and understand the relationships between various forms of the natural landscape.
Vehicles: Land (25 cards)
A set of 25 printable flashcards with the most common road vehicles – from cars and trucks to agriculture and heavy-duty machinery.
Vehicles: Air (14 cards)
This set contains 14 cards with pictures of various types of human-operated aircraft. From smaller airplanes to military aircraf and spaceships.
Vehicles: Water (21 cards)
A set of 21 water vehicles, from simple boats to various types of ships, bigger watercraft and large ships for transportation or military purposes.
Jobs and occupations (41 cards)
Jobs are a popular topic among toddlers. In this big set, you’ll find 41 pictures of people of various occupations performing their job.
Musical instruments (24 cards)
A set of 24 nomenclature cards of the most common musical instruments. All the images show an musician playing the instrument so that the child can easily understand the way they are used.
Sports (35 cards)
The most popular sports in a set of 35 colorful cards with high-quality photos of professional athletes performing the activity.
Montessori math cards
Counting 1 – 10 (Fruits)
A set of 10 counting cards with the following fruits: a pineapple, oranges, bananas, strawberries, pears, apples, plums, cherries, blueberries and raspberries.
Counting 1 – 10 (Count & Clip)
These count and clip cards are a great way to learn counting from 1 to 10 and reinforce numeral to quantity association.
2D geometric shapes (15 cards)
A simple set that will help your child to learn all the basic two-dimensional geometric objects.
Famous Paintings – Landscapes
A set of twelve A4 sheets with landscape paintings by six famous painters – Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Hokusai, Henri Rousseau, and Thomas Cole.
How to download and print our printables
Due to the large size of the PDF files, all our printables are stored on an external, publicly available Google Drive.
After clicking on the download button, the file will open in a new window. All you need to do is to click on the download button in the top right corner.
(If you’re on a smartphone, click on the three dots – then download.)
Once you’ve downloaded the set, you can print it. Since all our sets are structured as one card per page, you can choose to print any number of pages per sheet in the advanced printing settings.
If you want your cards to be more durable, you can laminate them. You can buy a cheap laminator (we like this one on Amazon – the link is affiliate) or just get it printed and laminated in your local print shop.
Here’s a detailed guide by Montessori Print Shop that will help you if you’re not sure how to prepare your cards.
Most of our printables are very straightforward and don’t require any special instructions. However, there are many ways and activities you can do with Montessori 3-part cards. If you want to dive deeper into various ways of using Montessori 3-part cards, read this great guide by Jojoebi.
If you have any technical difficulties or questions, just contact us and we’ll be happy to help. The same applies to suggestions or ideas about what topics should we cover next.
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