My littlest girls are 5 1/2 and just turned 4. This past semester didn’t exactly go as I’d hoped, and I found that several things fell through the cracks.
One of those items that I failed to implement was a daily calendar time! Yes, we started out great with our calendar notebooks, but I didn’t follow through as I’d planned.
But now it’s a new year, and we can start again.
In addition to our calendar notebooks, my little girls are going to practice their calendar skills using these adorable Color Your Own calendars!
I gave my 4-year-old a sneak peek yesterday and she gasped, “Oh my! Is this for ME?”
So I can only imagine how thrilled she’ll be when we get to work on these next week!
Color Your Own Calendar
I’ve included three types of calendars in this printable packet.
You’ll find calendars with the dates filled in, a set with dotted lines for tracing, and a set that is blank for your child to fill in the missing dates.
My 4-year-old will use the calendar with the dates already completed. My 5 1/2 year old will use the calendar with the dots for tracing.
Lastly, my 7-year-old will use the calendar set that is blank. Having her complete her own numbers helps her with writing practice (she still flips a few numbers) and helps her brush up her calendar skills.
Suggestions for Using Color Your Own Calendar Printables
There are several ways you can use these calendar printables. Here are just a few suggestions:
- Consider this a massive coloring project and color all at once!
- Color one page per month. For example, make the first day of the month the Calendar day. Talk about national and personal holidays and have your children mark those on their calendar.
- Complete the pages at the beginning of the year, over a course of a few days.
- Do you complete a unit study on seasons? If so, color only those months appropriate to the seasons you’re studying.
A few helpful notes:
→ Print the calendar pages on card stock. If you’d like your calendar to last the whole year, card stock is much more durable and is sure to last the whole year.
→ Use your binding system to bind the pages along the top. Then your calendar will be flippable. And flippable just makes things more fun!
→ If you have a daily notebook or calendar notebook, insert the month’s calendar page at the front so you can go over the day’s date. Use a plastic page protector for even more durability.
—> If you would like to purchase this packet for classroom use (which includes any use outside of your own home with your own children), you may do so at the bottom of this page.
Download Color Your Own Calendar for personal use: