OCT
11
2011

Gingham Calendar Day & Month Printables

Hi everyone! I’ve had several requests to make a Calendar Printables Set, so here it is! I’m excited to present my Gingham Calendar Days!

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Click below to download:

Gingham Calendar Days Part 1

Gingham Calendar Days Part 2

(NOTE: If you are having troubles getting the file to download, please RIGHT click on teh above link then select “SAVE LINK AS”. You will then be prompted to SAVE it to your hard drive. I also divided it into 2 downloads to make the file a little smaller. Hope that helps! )

 

What’s included in the download?

The Gingham Calendar Days set comes with 12 Month Banners, and different themed Calendar Day cards for each month. There is also a page with Mon-Fri day titles so you can use these cards with a Pocket Chart instead of a Calendar Poster.

The calendar Month Banners are 2.5” x 10.5” and the Day Cards are 2.75” x 2.75” each. The cards will fit on most standard Calendar Posters (Approx 18” x 24” in size.)

Tips: I recommend printing on cardstock. Place 2 pages back to back (so the printed side is facing out on both sheets) then run through a laminator. Cut the cards and month banners apart. Use Velcro on the backs of the cards to stick them to your calendar.

 

What do we do for our daily Calendar Time?

We start each day with group time which includes our calendar activities. Several of the printouts you see here are part of my Letter of the Week curriculum. Here is what our “calendar area” looks like and some of our activities:

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You can’t see them very well, but there are small round velcro dots on the calendar poster in the blank spots. (My calendar is called “Polka-Dots” from Lakeshore Learning. I can’t find it on their site, but found it at Amazon for you. That calendar only comes with one set of numbers.)

Pledge of Allegiance: We start each day with the USA Pledge of Allegiance, and we are in the process of learning the Biblical Pledge of Allegiance as well.

Memory Verse Review: Click here for my A-Z memory verses

ABC Song: This is only for my younger kids, but it never fails that the older ones like to sing it too!

Days of the Week song: (To the tune of Adam’s Family”)

  • Days of the week (clap clap)
  • Days of the week (clap clap)
  • Days of the week (clap clap)
  • Days of the week, Days of the week, Days of the week
  • There’s Sunday and there’s Monday,
  • there’s Tuesday & there’s Wednesday,
  • there’s Thursday & there’s Friday
  • and then there’s Saturday!
  • Days of the week (clap, clap)

Alternate Days of the Week Song: (To the tune of “frere Jacque”)

  • Today Is Monday, Today is Monday
  • All Day Long, All Day Long
  • Yesterday was Sunday
  • Tomorrow will be Tuesday
  • Let’s have fun, let’s have fun!

Month’s of the Year song: (To the Macarena)

  • January (Right hand out)
  • February (Left hand out)
  • March (Right hand palm up)
  • And April (Left hand palm up)
  • May (Right hand on left shoulder)
  • June (Left hand on right shoulder)
  • July (Right hand on right ear)
  • And August (Left hand on left ear)
  • September (Right hand on left hip)
  • October (Left hand on right hip)
  • November (Right hand on right hip)
  • December (Left hand on left hip)
  • 12 months in a year! (Hop in circle as singing)

Count our calendar:
Each day we add today’s number card on calendar, then count up to that number. We also put up our colored math link to continue our pattern for the month. We also say the complete date: “Today is Friday, September 16, 2011”


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Today/Yesterday/Tomorrow: We discuss what today is, what yesterday was, and what tomorrow will be and update our chart:

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Chart the Weather: Each day we chart the weather and discuss appropriate clothing, whether it is cold or hot outside. Then fill in a square on our Weather Graph. At the end of the month we discuss which type of weather we had the most of, least of etc.
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Seasons Chart: We don’t do this daily, but we do discuss the name of the season when we chart our weather and appropriate clothing. We talk about what kind of activities we do during each season as well.

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Address: We review our Address and Phone Numbers:

For song & movement time we use one of these fun ideas:

For more calendar time ideas visit one of these fabulous blogs!

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Comments

  1. Hi, Your printables are fab – thank you so much! Am going to use some for the benefit of my 4 year old twins. http://themasterplanandme.blogspot.com/

  2. Thanks for making them & sharing them with us. I just love them … really they are just so pretty & cute! Where do you get your graphics … or do you make them all yourself???

    Thanks again,
    Angie

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this with us! My calendar has gotten beat up over time and this one looks perfect!! :)

  4. Looks like a great download, but it’s so large). Is there any chance you can break it up into smaller chunks for those of us with slow internet connections? Thanks!

    • Hi Carol,
      If you RIGHT click on the download link then select “SAVE LINK AS” you should be prompted to save it to your hard drive. Let me know if that doesn’t work and I’ll try something else!

      Thanks!

      • It took a while to get the entire thing downloaded, but it finally came through. Perhaps you’ve had a lot of traffic with folks downloading the calendar. Large files are extremely difficult to download if you have dial-up service, thus my request for breaking it down into smaller chunks for folks that have it. I have fast internet connection, but it still took a while. Thanks for your help ~

  5. Love the Calendar download!!! I also love the idea of charting the weather! How simple but yet I’ve not thought of it yet! Thanks for the cool idea!

  6. I’m all giddy, thanks for the printables and the song ideas!

  7. I already printed, cut, laminted and attached them to our calendar :-)). Any chance of getting the split numbers for the 23/ 30th and 24/ 31st? REALLY enjoy that the graphics are warm, friendly, larger, easy to read and still seasonal but not scary for October!!

  8. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I have also printed them all out and in the process of laminating. I agree with Lori that they are perfect! I was so happy to see nothing scary for October, as well. Thank you for all that you share. Your printables have brought lots of fun and color to our school. And, I enjoy reading your posts. I am planning on using your curriculum next year when both of my kids will be ready for it.

  9. I love you! I have searched the internet all over for something like this. Only one problem, I am having trouble downloading them. I guess because it’s so large but I am not sure….

    • If you RIGHT click on the download link then select “SAVE LINK AS” you should be prompted to save it to your hard drive. Let me know if that doesn’t work and I’ll try something else!

  10. Thank you!

    I’m so excited about this, but I can’t open it either. Please help?

  11. These are AWESOME! I can’t wait to print them out, get them laminated and use them in our homeschool! You are such a blessing and you are using the talent that God has given you to provide for us the resources we need to educate our children. Thank you for your generosity with yourself and your time.

    I pray He continues to bless you for the blessing you are to us!

  12. So cute! Thanks.

  13. I click on the download link, and nothing opens. It must be really big. Would love to see it!

  14. This is FABULOUS!! Thank you so much! We use the other calendar charts you have made as well so this will be a great addition.

  15. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! This is what I’ve been wanting to sit down and make for a while now. You’ve done such an amazing job! I LOVE IT!!!

  16. Kori Ireland says:

    These are adorable – thank you! I LOVE them! :-)

  17. Kimberly Scargle says:

    Hi Erica,
    This is exactly what I’ve been looking for and then you posted it on your blog! Thank you! I love it and thanks for the tip on lamination. Do you take the velcro dots off when you want to use the other side? Just curious. Love your new picture and blog colors. So Fall! Enjoy God Bless

  18. So cute!! Thanks for sharing.

    I saw that you use the Hide em in your Heart CDs for scripture memory songs. Have you heard of the Seeds CDs? They are scripture set to songs, designed for kids, more… “current” sounding. :) We have “Seeds of Faith” and “Seeds of Courage.” Im thinking about getting the whole set. Also we enjoy the Sovereign Grace CDs. Our favorite is “To Be LIke Jesus,” where each song focuses on a fruit of the Spirit. They also have a CD called “Walking with the Wise” which are songs based on some of the Proverbs. Just wanted to pass them along, in case you guys are ready for something new or different!

  19. Tanya Lourensen says:

    Hi. I love what you have done. I have attempted to make my own as I live in the southern hemisphere but they are no where near as nice as yours. I know that you are a busy Mom but is there any possibility of you doing a set for those of us who live in the southern hemisphere. It would be mainly the month name banners that need changing. Blessings to you!

  20. This is an absolutely fabulous post. I printed it to pdf so that I can come back and reference it a lot.

  21. Thanks for sharing your work. This is a great set to have!

  22. Thank you for sharing your hard work. I love your site and the printables. You are very talented. God is using you. Thank you!!

  23. Just wanted to say I really appreciate your calendar printables not including Halloween. We don’t celebrate it and its hard to find October themed items that don’t include Halloween things. Thanks!!

  24. Thanks so much for these! They’re just what I needed!

  25. Hi Erica! We love our new calendar station! I am wondering if there are any 31s for any of the months? Thank you so much for sharing your time and talents!

  26. What you do is so amazing. I will be homeschooling for the first time this year and I am so blessed to have discovered your site. Thank you for having so many free resources. I wish I could sit down with you and discuss how you do all that you do :-) but I am very excited to really dive into the blog part of your site and read. Again, thank you so much. Blessings….Amy

  27. I love this! I’m just starting to get everything together & this is a HUGE help!
    Thanks so much!! :)

  28. Grace aldridge says:

    You are amazing and so helpful!! I will be homeschooling our 3 boys (ages 3.5, 3.5 and almost 5) next year. While I was thrilled at first with our decision, I definitely have nerves, anxiety and fears about it as we wrap up our last year in preschool. Your website is a constant source of encouragement and resources….I am so thankful for you an your dedication to homeschooling. Thank you for all of your hardwork; you are definitely an inspiration and a blessing!!

  29. hey Erica
    Many thanks for these valuable downloads!
    i was wondering how did you make the calendar itself, with the columns and rows and the days of the week written at the top? Have you got a printable version of it?

  30. I am homeschooling for the first time this year. I have 3 girls, 5 (almost 6), 4 and 2. I have been feeling quite overwhelmed with getting started. But finding your website is a God-send! I am LOVING it! Thank you so much for sharing :)

  31. You absolutely ROCK!! Thank you for all this cool stuff you share!! Our schoolroom is going to be so awesome this year! :)

  32. You are a star great printable’s thank you so much. I am in the process of making a morning board and these are fantastic! I will be sure to link back to your blog when posting about making this. Thank you for your help. I love your blog you always have great posts I appreciate the time and dedication that it takes for you to do this so thank you.

  33. I am so thankful for you Erica. After your video post last week, I ordered myself your recommended calendar. I received it yesterday and was disappointed of how it didn’t look like yours. I am beyond ecstatic this morning to see that you actually made your printables available. THANK YOU!!!! Do you happen to have additional ones for certain holidays?

  34. Just curious…why do you put the paper back to back through the laminator?

  35. If you put the pages back to back and velcro, the velcro piece will cover up the day on the back. How you do fix this problem? I would like to save money by laminating back to back and not using so many velcro dots but I don’t see how it would work. Thoughts?

  36. I love, love your blog. I can’t wait to start this year with my preschooler. I have purchased your curriculums and love that you offer so many downloads. I was wondering if this calendar could be translated into Spanish. I am teaching my children Spanish and would love to have the calendar in both languages. I could do it but I cannot make changes to it. I hope you can offer them in both languages.

  37. I love your printables….the only thing with the calender is..well all of your months only seem to have 30 days. Am I missing some? Could you come out with some for the 31 days that some months have cause my kids absolutely love these.

  38. could you tell me how you attach the numbers to the calendars and what is that paper clip looking thing on each number ?

    Thanks,
    Kimberly

  39. These are amazing.. Love the colors, and different pictures to each month.. Thank you so much for sharing
    your creation. I cant wait to start using thme next month..

    Thank you
    Thank you

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