Remember this post? Well, I wanted to offer a calendar with pieces for free but it just didn't exist anywhere. So I had to come up with it on my own.
In many classrooms (especially in preschool, kindergarten and 1st grade), there are these great calendars. They usually look something like this...
or some variation of that. They are super helpful for learning how to count and also learning the days of the week and months of the year. For some time now, it has bugged me that the only way to have a calendar like the ones used in classrooms is to purchase a big, expensive one. They are too big to print and, quite honestly, too big for most homeschoolers. So today, I'm happy to put this up for anyone who might need it.
Here is a calendar just like the big, expensive ones except it is free and small enough for you to print at home. Your little student will still get the benefit and learning experience of putting the daily pieces on the calendar just like the bigger versions. (It also coordinates with the Circle Time Worksheet.)
***Please note: By clicking the link, you will be taken to a low-resolution immediately printable document on google docs. For a high-resolution (better graphics) version, just click the black downward arrow in the upper lefthand corner.
The holiday pieces coordinate with the month of the year that they are in (so that might help you figure out that the bunch of flowers is for Mother's Day and the tie is for Father's Day.) I've done my best to cover most major holidays, but I'm sure a few have escaped me so there are extra blank pieces.
Directions for making your own Velcro calendar are included on the download. All you need is this printable and some Velcro dots (also called Velcro coins) which are available everywhere. I picked up a set of 45 for under $3. Once you've taken a few minutes to cut the pieces out and attach a little Velcro to them, you've got a calendar that can be used all year for many years to come. Of course, you could also do any number of things other than velcro such as just putting it on a bulletin board and using push pins.
Also, on a side note, if you need a little more spice to your calendar, these pieces will also work with the free printable calendar set from imom.
PHOTO CREDIT: WWW.IMOM.COM
I will be posting soon with another printable for identifying the days of the week and months of the year that coordinates with this calendar.
See you then!