It’s 2011 and time for new calendars!
Each year I create my birthday and anniversary calendars on MS Calendar Works. I pencil in activities, exams and test dates, rainfall (we’re farmers), visitor’s dates and our outings in the blocks.
You could download and print your own blank calendar like the one below from familycrafts.about.com
Read at Confessions of An Organized Homeschool Mom how Bethany and others (read the comments) use technology, cell phones and calendars for homeschool!
The past few months, I’ve come across several calendars with teachable moments or themes or activities for each day of that month.
Here are just a few Activity Calendars:
- CurrClick.com emails your their monthly teachable moments if you subscribe. They email the stacks of downloads and resources and free products each month.
- learningpage.com have a wonderful educational online calendar with links to free board games, activities, videos and downloads for each theme or topic. (You do need to sign in to become a member, but it is free.)
- quirkymomma.com have the most delightful pre-school “An Activity A Day” pdf. calendars. There are several for each month – Literacy, Maths & Play and although it is aimed for pre-schoolers, it would be fun for most children!
- Growing Up Creative has a creative calendar download where the children add creative details to each calendar page.
For other calendars check out:
- These nifty little calendars with folded covers that make a desk calendar or a pocket at craftysusie.blogspot.com
- This gorgeous nature-themed painted calendar at alicecantrell.com
- Make 2 bookmark calendars printsofjoy.blogspot.com
- How to use an empty CD jewel case for these calendars at miniatures.about.com
- A range of blank calendars at www.printable2011calendar.com
- For the dance lover there is an exquisite free art calendar at ryoung-art.com
I am thinking of putting together an activity calendar for middle schoolers with …
a few …
art, needlework & crafts,
nature study observation topics …
Would you help me with some ideas?
Do you ever use an activity calendar?
What would you enjoy on your calendar?
Do you know of other web sites with ideas?