Earlier this week I shared my new DIY Children’s Calendar printables and now I’m back with one more calendar-related post! This time it’s a Calendar Pocket Chart! I now have the cutest printables available in my Etsy shop to fit this calendar. They include the months of the year, days of the week and the four seasons! They all feature cute illustrations and the same bright colors as my children’s calendar has.
I initially ordered this Scholastic Calendar Pocket Chart from Amazon to test out if the calendar cards I already sell in my Etsy shop would work with a pocket chart-style calendar. My cards measure 3.25″ wide x 3″ tall so I was worried they would be too wide. I was happily surprised when the cards fit perfectly! There is even a bit of room to spare in each pocket. Once I realized my calendar cards fit, I decided to make matching cards to fill in the calendar :) Below you can see my fun afternoon of laminating outside!
I created these “frame” cards that can be moved around each day to show what day it is today and also what day yesterday was and what day tomorrow is.
Since pocket chart calendars are used a lot in classrooms, I have a new set of school-themed calendar cards that include school days like “Field Trip”, “Guest Teacher”, and “First Day of School”. They match the rest of the calendar and my other cards. This new set comes with my holiday cards as well so there are 84 cards total!
I hadn’t really intended to use this with my kids, since we already have a calendar system we really like, but it turned out so cute I thought we’d give it a try! I think after using the same calendar for a few years now, they were excited for a change! It is larger than our last calendar, but I found a spot that will work and hung some small clear Command hooks to hold it up.
I put the weather printables from my DIY Children’s Calendar and one of the bunnies on a smaller magnetic board I bought a year ago from the Target dollar spot. My daughter is the one dressing the bunnies, so we are using one of the girl bunnies :)
I love making calendar cards, so it was fun to put together this new calendar. I’m definitely feeling more prepared for back-to-school. While I feel sad summer is ending, I love back-to-school time because it always feels like a fresh new start and a great time to get organized.
Here are a few more pictures of the calendar set up for a few different months of the year. I think it is going to be a lot fun! :)
This post wraps up my calendar posts. I’ll be back to sharing some fun DIY projects next week! :)
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