Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Kid Calendar Project

We made calendars for the new year.

In Happy New Year, Pooh! (My very first Winnie the Pooh) and his friends are in a panic because there are no more days on the calendar and they don't know what will happen. This book is a cute way for kids to learn about New Year's, but also good for learning about the months in the year.

My daughter and I made a calendar together. I printed out a blank calendar and she first filled in the numbers for each month and then colored appropriate pictures. This was great math practice to review the numbers from 1-31. She learned how many days are in each month, and days in a week. Marking holidays and special events gave her something to look forward to throughout the year. Coloring the pictures helped to identify the seasons and holidays in each month.

Although this would seem like a great New Year's Project I like beginning it in September. December is just so busy with Christmas activities. Plus, this project can take several weeks to complete. Twelve pages of calendar plus twelve pictures is a lot. I have done this project with all three of my kids and each of them has felt so proud when finished and followed their calendar throughout the year.






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4 comments:

  1. Lovely project. I seem to remember that book from earlier days. Thanks for sharing with Afterschool!

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  2. Great idea for helping kids learn about how the months work -- this would be a good project for my preschooler, who's always asking about the passage of time. Thanks for linking up!

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  3. Super idea! Great for gifts too. Thank you for posting it on Math Monday!

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  4. Oh I love this idea. My kids would rebel at writing that many numbers, but I think they would love it with some number stamps! Thank you.

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