About Tim

Hi, my name is Tim van de Vall. 

I have been making printables for kids since 2012. Through Tim’s Printables I am able to combine my love of illustration with my passion for learning. 

I’ve liked drawing since I was a little kid. In second grade I’d rush through my school work and spend the rest of the day doodling sharks, pirates, and dinosaurs.

Now that I’m an adult, I spend most of the day doodling sharks, pirates, and dinosaurs.

My goal is to spark creativity in kids. I want to provide them with free resources they can use in order to discover, create, and play. 

When I’m not working on Tim’s Printables, I’m often writing and drawing my comic strip, Ergo.

This comic strip summarizes the things that are important to me:

20 thoughts on “About Tim”

  1. Hi Tim!

    My name is Mackie and I am a Children’s Librarian in Boise, ID. I’m doing a Fall Reading Program starting in September. I came across your treasure hunt board game printable and I would love to use it as my game board for the program. I just wanted to make sure that was okay with you.

    Thanks!
    Mackie

  2. Hi Tim,
    It’s a small world! I’m a native-born Idahoan who is now a children’s librarian in Michigan. Just like Mackie, I too would like to get permission to use your amazing printables at my public library. All use would be for educational purposes, non-profit, and copyright acknowledged. May I do so?

    Mary Ann

    1. Tim van de Vall

      Hi Mary Ann! Yes, that’s what they’re here for:) Please include them in your library, and share with your friends and colleagues.

      Tim

  3. Hi Tim!
    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful games and comics with us. Would it be alright if I used your “Spot the Difference” picture as an activity for a non-profit Fall Festival at my church, of course with copyright acknowledged?

  4. Nadine M Moise

    Tim,
    My name is Nadine. Your website is awesome! I am working on a non-profit project to teach math and science fun and meaningful using art and lifestyle skills. May I use some of your resources?

    1. Tim van de Vall

      Hi Nadine,

      Of course! That’s what they’re here for:) Download and print as many as you like.

      Tim

  5. April Martin

    Hello!

    I am a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine. I am an English teacher at a small school in a small town. We are currently compiling our summer camp lesson plans into a booklet to be published by our region’s Department of Education. The goal of the publication is to help other teachers utilize online resources and integrate other subjects into their English lessons. May I include some of your printable in the publication? As far as I know, the booklet will be given to teachers free of charge and I would, of course, acknowledge your copyright and include a link to your website with each activity. 🙂

    Thank you!

    –April

      1. April Martin

        Perfect! Thank you for all these wonderful resources and for letting me include a few in our booklet!

  6. Hi, I’m a mom of a preschooler and my child was given your “The Letter F” sheet as a homework. I’m contacting you because I Would like to know (if that OK) what is the animal that is in the second column on first row. Please.. Is it a Lion? Panther?
    I find your work amazing!! Keep going, you are so helpful with all these Printables.
    Thanks a lot.

  7. Hello.
    My name is nari. I am a librarian teacher at Korea Elementary School. I used your board game materials for library classes(Board Game Template #3). Our children loved it very much. I would like to use your board game template as one of the reading materials for other teachers. I want to know if it is against copyright.

  8. I work for a church and would like to use one of your game board templates (the woodland one) for a Christmas activity for our families. Do I have permission to copy and give away to our families? Love your website and your fun resources!

  9. Hi Tim! I am interested in using the visual you created about Maslov in a book I have coming out. Can you please email me so we can set up a time to connect?

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