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DIY Children’s Calendar – Free Calendar Printables for Kids!

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Create a DIY Children’s Calendar using free printables! Calendar printables include days of the week, weather and more and are available in five languages with lots of fun ways to personalize the calendar to make it your own! Plus new calendar pages for 2021 and 2022 included!

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Colorful children's calendar free printables

*This post was originally published August 24th, 2015 and updated August 2021. 

This DIY Children’s Calendar is a fun DIY and a great way for little ones to start their day. I created this calendar when my son was just a toddler and I have since enjoyed using it with both of my kids over the years. It has been an excellent way for my kids to learn their days of the week, months, and the weather and it has also given them a chance to be a part of planning our day. 

Simple children's calendar with free calendar printables.
Calendar Pictured Above: Free calendar printables in English, Stikki-Clips, orange construction paper on a small board (12″ x 16″) from the Target Dollar Spot.

The calendar is made with my free calendar printables including the days of the week, months, calendar pages, seasons, weather printables plus the cute bunnies kids can dress for the weather. There are calendar add-ons available in my Etsy shop including holiday cards, daily activity cards, preschool learning cards and more that all coordinate with the calendar.

DIY Children's Calendar on a yellow background.
Calendar Pictured Above: Free calendar printables in English, free bunny printables, Preschool Learning Cards from my Etsy shop, Stikki-Clips, U-Brands Magnetic Dry Erase Board (16″ x 20″).

This calendar started as a little project for my kids but has grown to include five languages! English, Spanish, French, Italian and now Hawaiian! These calendar printables were created in collaboration with parents and caregivers who speak these languages and helped translate the calendar. It has been a pleasure working with them and learning new things. 

DIY Children's Calendar in Spanish and English
Calendar Pictured Above: Free duel language calendar printables in Spanish and English, Weather Bunny printables, Stikki-Clips, Velcro Thin Clear Fasteners, light blue scrapbook paper (12″ x 12″), large blue Canson posterboard (19.75″ x 25.5″), piece of rainbow striped scrapbook paper all on a white Elmer foam board (20″ x 28″).
DIY Children's Calendar in French
Calendar Pictured Above: Free calendar printables in French, free bunny printables, French Activity Cards available in my Etsy shop, Stikki-Clips, Velcro Thin Clear Fasteners, Elmer white foam board (20″ x 28″).

Below is the tutorial to create a DIY Children’s Calendar. There are so many different ways you can assemble your calendar and use the free printables. Here are a few examples – you can make your calendar as big or small, and as simple or intricate as you want! I have included details for each calendar pictured in this post. 

Examples of Calendars

DIY Children's calendar with colorful cards for the day of the week and weather.
Calendar Pictured Above: Free color-your-own calendar printables in English, free bunny printables, and preschool learning cards from my Etsy shop, Stikki-Clips, handmade magnet, Velcro Thin Clear Fasteners on a U-Brands magnetic dry erase board (16″ x 20″). 
Colorful and happy Children's Calendar on a purple background.
Calendar Pictured Above: Free calendar printables in English, free bunny printables, visual schedule cards from my Etsy Shop, crayon bulletin board border from Target Dollar Spot, handmade magnets on a Board Dudes magnetic dry erase board with cork border (18″ x 22″). 
Chalkboard calendar with colorful bold printables on a blue background.
Calendar Pictured Above: Free chalkboard calendar printables in English printed on Astrobrights paper, free calendar header, Velcro Thin Clear Fasteners, Command Spring Clips, U-Brands wooden chalkboard with border painted purple (17″ x 23″).
DIY Weather Watchers Calendar tri-fold board
Calendar Pictured Above: Free calendar printables in English, free Extra Weather printables in English, free Weather Bunny printables, Stikki-Clips, Velcro Thin Clear Fasteners, small 17″ x 22″ tri-fold display board.
DIY Children's Calendar with holiday cards
Calendar Pictured Above: Free calendar printables in English, free bunny printables, holiday calendar cards from my Etsy shop, Learning Resources Magnet clips, on a U-brands magnetic dry erase board (16″ x 20″).
DIY Morning Calendar Board for Kids
Calendar Pictured Above: Free calendar printables in English, Free Weather Bunny printables, free Header. Preschool Learning Cards, Color Flashcards, Animal Flashcards and Activity Cards from my Etsy shop. Stikki-Clips, Velcro Thin Clear Fasteners, light blue and yellow scrapbook paper (12″ x 12″) all on a white Elmer foam board (20″ x 28″).

How to Make the DIY Children’s Calendar

Supplies Needed

Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step One: Print the calendar printables. You’ll find the main part of the calendar in my free Resource Library. There are a lot of options:

  • Full Color in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Hawaiian
  • Full color dual language in Spanish and Hawaiian 
  • Color-you-own in English
  • Black and White in English for printing on colored cardstock

You’ll also find the bunnies, extra bunny clothing, calendar pages, extra weather printables and headers you can customize with your child’s name all available for free in my Resource Library.

Step Two: Laminate! If you are making the printables magnetic, I recommend you use the self-laminating sheets and only laminate the top of the printable pages. Since the back will be attached to magnetic sheets this helps keep the magnets strong. If you using the printables with Stikki-clips and Velcro Dots, use a laminator to make them durable.

Laminating sheets and free calendar printables.
Laminate printables on just the top side for magnets using self laminating sheets.

 

Calendar printables going through a lamination machine.
Use a laminating machine to laminate printables being used with Stikki-Clips and Velcro Dots.

Step Three: Cut out the calendar pieces. After laminating the pages, cut out all of the pieces using a paper trimmer and scissors. 

Calendar printables being cut by a paper trimmer.

Step Four: If making the pieces magnetic, cut the magnet sheets. This is when you would now arrange the cut calendar pieces on a magnet sheet and then cut the pieces out again with a small sharp scissors. Cutting the pieces out before placing them on the magnet sheets allows me to fit more pieces on each magnet sheet. It is also easier to cut through just the magnet sheet instead of through both the paper and magnet sheet.

Calendar printables on a magnet sheet with a small scissors.

Calendar printables with a magnet sheets and scissors.

Step Five: Assemble the calendar! Arrange the pieces until you like how your calendar is laid out. 

If your calendar is magnetic, the pieces will be ready to use on a magnetic board. Add magnet clips to hold calendar add-ons like holiday and daily activity cards.

Colorful children's calendar free printables

If using a foam board, tri-fold board or chalkboard, you can use things like Stikki-clips and Velcro Fasteners to attach your calendar pieces. First tape down anything that does not need to change (like the thermometer, question about the weather, “Today is” card) with tape. Next use Stikki-clips to hold the days of the week, months, year and weather cards. 

DIY Children's calendar with colorful cards for the day of the week and weather.
Pictured above are the free color your own calendar printables in English, the free bunny printables and the preschool learning cards from my shop.

Step 6: Don’t forget the bunnies! The bunnies kids can dress for the weather can be created with magnet sheets or without. If you make them out of magnet sheets make sure to just laminate the top with self-laminating sheets, this will help the clothing hold to the bunnies!

To make the bunnies without magnet sheets, you can use Velcro Brand Thin Clear Fasteners. They work great! Start by placing Velcro dots (the rough side) on the bunnies – one on the head, one on the feet, and three in the shirt area.

DIY Children's Calendar with Free Printables.

Cover those dots with the matching dots (the soft side), then place a piece of clothing on top of the bunny and hold down. Lift the piece of clothing off and the soft dots will be stuck to it. Repeat for all the pieces of clothing you want to use.

Kid's calendar weather printables for kids

DIY Children's Calendar with weather printables.

Step Seven: Add a customized header to your calendar! Use the file (from my free Resource Library) with Adobe Reader to customize any header for your calendar. You may already have Adobe Reader installed on your computer but if not, the software can be downloaded for free from Adobe. 

Children's Calendar personlized with children's names.

Step Eight: Add some fun calendar extras! More Calendar add-ons are available in my Etsy shop including holiday cards, daily activity cards, preschool learning cards, animal holiday cards and much more! They coordinate with the rest of my calendar printables. 

Preschool learning cards on the calendar including animal, number, color and letter.

Daily activity cards for calendar morning board.

Activity cards clipped to kid's calendar.

Want more ideas on how to set up your calendar?

Visit my Calendar Idea Page for more ways you can set up your calendar and ideas for cards you can use with it! 

Where are all of the DIY Children’s Calendar files located?

Download the free calendar files from my Resource Library! Visit my Resource Library to download the free calendar printables. There is a entire section of my Library dedicated to my calendar printables. You’ll find the main calendar in five languages, calendar pages for 2021, bunnies plus additional bunny clothing and more!

Download calendar extras from my Etsy shop! Visit my Etsy shop to shop calendar extras like Holiday Cards, Daily Activity Cards, Preschool Learning Cards, Fun National Day Cards and more!

Happy Crafting! -KimShop the Supplies Used

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14 Comments

  1. I wonder if you’d, at all, be interested in adding Hawaiian to these printouts? I am a Hawaiian speaker and working on materials for my daughter and I see that you’ve already done so with other languages. I’d be very interested in working with you if so.

  2. I came across your printable daily activity cards on Etsy and cant wait to print them out! After reading the file I saw we could come to your website for FREE printables, which I totally loved! Any idea or thought on how to make a few additional cards myself on the etsy file? I wanted to add fishing, kites, vacation?

    1. Hi! Thank you for the message! I’m so happy you found my calendar printables! The activity cards from Etsy came with a few blank cards that you could add in your own activities by hand. Otherwise, I do offer a free monthly activity card every month and am always happy to take suggestions – flying kites would be perfect for that! I also create custom calendar cards so you can have anything you want created! Oh and I have a fishing card in my Sports and Movement card set if you want to check that out! Feel free to message me on Etsy – I’m always happy to help you find the cards you’re looking for or help create them! :)

  3. Hi Kim, I was hoping you could tell me the name of your font you’ve used for your days/months etc? I would like to make up some holidays magnets to go with the printables.
    Thanks so much :-)

  4. This calendar is so great! I am in the process of cutting everything out and am so excited to start using it with my kids! I was wondering if it would be possible to get the month sheet without any numbers. I was going to laminate it and hang it up so I could fill in everything myself and continue reusing it.

    1. Thank you! I hope you and your kids have fun using the calendar! I added a blank calendar page to the 2017 calendar pages pdf document, it is the last page. Laminating and reusing it is a great idea! :) Happy Holidays!

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