Preschool Calendar Notebook

***This post will be updated for the 2014-2015 school year by May 1, 2014 – so check back soon!***

 

Are you looking for color-by-number ABC printables to supplement your Preschooler’s Letter of the Week?  Check out Mama’s Color-By-Number ABC ebook: 50 pages of coloring activities for preschoolers, focusing on each letter of the alphabet!

—> Note that a Kindergarten-First Grade Calendar Notebook is now available!

I have a 4-year-old who is begging to do “real Kindergarten” this year (her words).  She wants to learn to read, she wants to “do math”, and she wants her own notebooks.

So being the overwhelmed homeschooling mom that I am, we are starting small with her notebook. :)

While we are working on phonics and early math that is on a K4 or K5 level, I decided to create her a preschool calendar notebook.  Because she’s not reading, her pages need to be picture friendly and full of basic skills.

And since I created a notebook for her, I decided to share it with you too!  Hopefully you can use it with your own eager-to-start Preschooler or Early Kindergartner.

Preschool Calendar Notebook

What is Included in the Preschool Calendar Notebook?

This notebook has a couple of pages to complete each day.  Note that the pages are designed to be placed in page protectors and for your child to use a dry erase marker.

Monthly Calendars
Monthly Calendars for July 2013 – June 2014 are included.  Your child should trace the date each day.  She’s welcome to cross the day off of the calendar as a count down to the end of the month.

Monthly Number Pictures
These pictures contain the same amount of days in the month.  Your child should find the day’s date and cross it out on the picture.  This helps with recognizing numbers and reinforces the date again. He should feel free to write inside the name of the month, or color it, or decorate the letters any way he chooses.

Preschool Monthly Calendar

“Today is…” Page
The “Today is…” page focuses on learning the days of the week and month, as well as the current year and season.  Complete this page each day, encouraging your child to memorize the days of the week and the months of the year.  We say them every day until my little ones can recite them to me alone.

“Today’s weather is…” and “Today I feel…” Page
At the top of the page, your child draws a circle around the correct weather for the day.  I put my 4-year-old in charge of announcing the day’s weather and she thinks this is the best job ever! Included at the bottom of the page is a section for your child to describe how he feels that day. Have her draw a circle around the face that describes her best.

As a side note, we often play this fun feelings game:

  • I say, “Let me see your sad face.”  And everyone (including me) makes their best sad face.
  • I say, “Everyone show their mad face!”  Then we all show our growliest mad faces.
  • I say, “Let me see your surprised face.” We then show our most shocked surprised faces.  (This is everyone’s favorite!)
  • Then we end on my saying, “Show everyone your happy face.”  And we all end in smiles.

This is a simple game, but so much fun and we play it often.  It’s a great game to play when someone is grumpy.  You just can’t participate and be in a bad mood. :)

Preschool Days of the Week Calendar

‘This is how I write my name…” Page
On the first of the month, have your child write his name in his best handwriting.  It’s interesting to see how a child’s writing changes in just a few months!

Preschool Write My Name

How Do I Set Up the Notebook?

You’ll need copy paper, page protectors, and a 3-ring notebook.

  • Print each of the pages in the downloaded document.  Print them one-sided (not double-sided).
  • Place the July monthly calendar backwards in a page protector.  Insert the page protector into your 3-ring-binder.  The front of the page protector should be showing the backside of the monthly calendar.  When you turn the page protector (like turning the page in a book), you should see the July Monthly Calendar on the left side of your binder.
  • Using your next page protector, place the July Monthly Number Picture on the front side of the protector.  Then slide the “Today is…” Page on the back side of the protector.  Insert the page protector into your binder.  Now when your binder is opened, the July Monthly Calendar should be on the left side of your binder pages and the July Number Picture should be on the right.  When you turn the page, “Today is…” should now be on the left page.
  • Next, place the “Today’s weather is…” Page in the front side of a page protector.  Insert in your notebook.
  • Lastly, print the rest of the pages and store in a Mama Folder so you can readily change out the notebook for the next month.

So the order of the pages should be:  Monthly Calendar (left side), Monthly Number Picture (right side) —> “Today is..” Page (left side), “Today’s weather is..” (right side)

I also added a few Preschool Color-By-Number Worksheets and ABC Letter Find Worksheets for her to work on while I’m assisting another child.

 

 

Click the image below to download the Preschool Calendar Notebook!

Calendar Notebook Preschool

Color By Number ABC - 50+ printable coloring pages for each letter of the alphabet

Graphics in this packet were purchased by me and are courtesy of:
Sanqunetti Design, JW Illustrations, Goodness & Fun, all via MyGrafico
Little Red’s ClipArt

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Ooh – I really like this! Thanks!

  2. I LOVE this packet! Thanks for sharing. My son will enjoy it.

    When I download the packet a lot of the text is blurred out. Is anyone else having this problem? For example: the headings for the days of the week are just smears of color instead of colored text. And the titles beneath pictures (the feelings under the faces, the type of weather under the pictures) are just black smudges instead of black text. I re-downloaded the file and had the same problem. Any tips?

    Thanks!

    • Beth, are you viewing it in Adobe Acrobat? If not, make sure that you download the free version of Adobe and open it with that.

      I’ve gotten a multitude of emails from Mac users in the past about this same problem. If you use the default pdf reader that Mac has, the formatting is awful.

      To view and print as it needs to be, install Adobe and you should be good to go!

      Thank you for stopping by!
      -Lauren

  3. Michele K says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE — This is simply AmAzing! I cannot say thank you enough for sharing :D

  4. Awesome! Thank you!

  5. This is wonderful! My littlest just turned 3 and he’s always asking for school work. This will be perfect to start the new school year with. Thank you so much for offering this for free! :)

  6. Thank you so much for providing these! I was just thinking today how I wanted to make an easier version of what I have for my older kids. You saved me HOURS!!!

  7. Roxanna Alcantra says:

    Thank you so much! This is wonderful! Perfect for my little one!

  8. Thanks so much for sharing! My son will love this. I’m looking forward to your kindergarten version also!

  9. This looks great, thank you!

  10. Michelle says:

    Thanks so much for you hard work that you are willing to share with us!! I really appreciate it. I will be using it with my 3 year old, and Kindergartener, as it will help him feel a part of what we are doing.

    • I’m thrilled you can use it with your own little ones, Michelle. Yes the littles love to be included and this is an easy (and cheap!) way to do it. :)

  11. Looks amazing. The children are going to be so excited by the colors and pictures. Thank you!!

  12. Thanks a lot.

  13. Thank you!! My kids will love this calendar.

  14. Thank you sooo much! I’ve been wanting to start my 4yr old on a more structured schedule but I’ve been a little overwhelmed as I just had our 4th little blessing a month ago (4 in 4yrs. – omw!), so this is such a perfect way to get us going. Thank you for sharing!!

  15. Chelesa sims says:

    Thank you so much.this is so helpful

  16. Lisa Valdez says:

    Thank you so much for all your great free printables. Downloading this tommorow.

  17. Thank you so much for these beautiful pages! So excited to do them with my little girl. :) Greetings from Manila, Philippines!

  18. Thank you so much! This is wonderful!!

  19. Just started our first year homeschooling with a preschooler and a kindergartner. Have wanted something just like this but couldn’t find it…till now! Thanks for sharing your hard work!

  20. wow! Thank you! I really look forward to seeing the Kindergarten one, too.

  21. Jacqueline says:

    Very nice! Thanks so much! So excited to see the K/1 set! You’re awesome! :)

  22. This is wonderful material. I am so excited to start some home “preschool” with my 3-year old in the fall. I feel way out of my league when it comes to preschool/elementary school (I used to teach high school), so resources like these are incredibly valuable to me! Thanks!

  23. Thank you so much for this! I think my kids will really enjoy it. My husband has been saying that we needed to work on the days and months more. I really think this is going to help us a lot. Bless you.

  24. I downloaded the preschool notebook, but the months, seasons, days…are all just blobs rather than words. Any idea as to why?

    • Hey Kelly – Are you using a Mac, by chance? If so, make sure to look through the comments on this post and see if that will resolve it. :)

      Let me know if you still have trouble after following the steps suggested in the comments.

  25. Printing these and the kindergarten/1st grade one off for my kids right now! Thank you again for sharing your hard work with us. What a blessing!

  26. Kelly Uhl says:

    I am going to use this for my 3 year old she wont be 4 till December but she is ready to learn and do what her big brother does.

  27. I love this idea! What a wonderful way to work on learning concepts.

  28. These are fabulous! I use them for my kids and have also linked up to my blog as my featured Freebie of the Day!

    http://jaxmoose.wordpress.com/2013/08/05/calendar-notebooking-printables/

    I’m new to this so I hope I linked back correctly. Thanks for all you do, you’ve been a real inspiration!

  29. This is so cute. My son will love it!

  30. Wow what a great set of resources you offer! A friend recommended me via facebook, happy to have found you!

  31. Katie Devine says:

    I am teaching TK this year and this is a perfect calendar for our use. I hope it is ok for classroom use. I really love it and thank you for sharing your calendar notebook!

  32. I can’t seem to figure out the link to the preschool calendar. Is it working?

    • I see that none of my downloads are working at the moment. Working hard to figure out what the problem is! So sorry. Hope it will be resolved in just a bit. Thanks for your patience!

  33. I am a preschool English teacher in the Dominican Republic and basically in charge of creating my own curriculum. This is SUPER helpful for my students. The repetition is perfect. Thank you so much.

  34. Thank you for creating a preschool calendar notebook…and for making your printables available to everyone, free of charge. For the first time, I am using a calendar notebook with my son…and your printables are fitting our needs — perfectly!

    http://koogleskorner.blogspot.com/2013/09/calendar-notebook.html

  35. Stephanie Shipley says:

    This is so great! I’ve been looking for stuff to help prepare my son for Kindergarten. I’m glad I stumbled upon your site! I can’t wait to get our binder started :)

  36. Thank you for providing such a high-quality product for free! My students will benefit from it greatly. :)

  37. Thanks so much! I was using a blank calender with my 4 year old. This will help her so much! She is still learning the beginnings of writing.

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