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Seven Resources and Websites for Free Icons

by Peggy Reimers

I like icons. I always have. And I like them even more when they are free icons. One can say so much with just a small image! You can use icons on all sorts of resources and materials. For example, you can use them on choice boards, presentations, quizzes, and more. Let’s look at seven great resources and websites to meet all your icon needs. Are you ready for this? Let’s go.

1. Insert Icons (for Docs or Slides)

Insert Icons
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This resource is free and comes in the form of a Chrome add-on for both Google Docs and Google Slides. This extension offers 1800+ free icons in one color.

Additional tips and information:

  • Use the ColorPick Eyedropper to find the exact color you want for your icon. Enter the hex code in the color box, and you are good to go!
  • You can right-click on the icon and save it to Google Keep.
  • Use a colored shape and stack your icon on top to create an icon with two colors.

2. Google or Microsoft

These platforms have the built-in ability to search for an icon in the document or presentation itself.

In Google, click Insert, Image, and Search the web. Define your search in the search box: tree icon, book icon, ruler icon, etc.

Searching Icons in Google Docs
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In Microsoft Office, click on the Insert tab in the menu bar and select Icons. Define your search in the search box and select icons to insert.

Icons in Word
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3. IconArchive

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Here is another free website for your to enjoy. You can choose from over 600,000 black and white or multi-colored icons. And IconArchive offers icons in PNG and SVG formats. The IconArchive search bar is so easy to use! Once you find the perfect icon, just click on the ICO in the upper right corner, and it downloads the icon in a jiffy.

4. iconmonstr

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This website offers 4,512 black and white icons. The search bar at the top of the page makes it easy to search by collection, award, holiday, school subject, etc. You can download icons as SVG or PNG files or directly embed them. Very easy to use, and no account is required.

5. The Noun Project

The noun project
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This website is free with a fee option. They offer a 50% discount for educators and students, which is nice. Additionally, there are three million icons to choose from! In the free version, icons are black and white, but with the paid version, you can edit color. This resource also offers icons in PNG and SVG formats. Once you create your account, you are frequently notified of special collections. In March, I received access to the “Redefining Women” icon collection for Women’s History Month. Pretty cool.

6. SlidesCarnival

Slides Carnival
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This website is free for students and teachers, and you can download Google Slides or PowerPoint Templates. You also have the option to upload some templates to Canva. Each SlidesCarnival template has 80 icons, 60+ diagrams and infographics, and usually, there are extra graphics, which is great.

7. JoyPixels 6.6

Use an Emoji as an icon with this website. There are 3,559 icons, and you can save them as PNG in 32px, 64 px, or 128px. There’s lots of color here! You will need to create an account to access these fantastic emojis

JoyPixels 6.6
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I hope you find these resources helpful. I know I have. Do you know of other icon resources? Or do you have a favorite resource? If so, please share in the comments below so we can all have fun with icons!

Featured image designed by TCEA Staff

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SF March 31, 2022 - 8:08 am

I like this one from the maker of SlidesMania.

Emily Hopkins April 1, 2022 - 10:25 am

Thank you for sharing this with us!

Jean Potter April 1, 2022 - 2:11 pm

Tony Vincent shared iconfinder (https://www.iconfinder.com/) with us. Some free, some premium but great for finding icons for Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Peggy Reimers April 1, 2022 - 2:50 pm

Great addition, Jean! Tony Vincent is a goldmine when it comes to resources.

Al Andrews April 8, 2022 - 9:21 pm

Found your site while browsing the web. My daughter is in her third year of teaching, she will love this site!

Peggy Reimers April 11, 2022 - 7:47 am

Glad to hear!


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