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DIY Children’s Calendar

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Create a handmade DIY Children’s Calendar with the Crafting Cheerfully free calendar printables! Available in four languages with lots of fun ways to personalize the calendar to make it your own!

Colorful DIY Children's Calendar on a white board with a pop pom banner hanging above it.

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About the DIY Children’s Calendar

This DIY Children’s Calendar is a fun DIY and a great way to start each day with your little ones! I created this calendar when my son was just a toddler and I have enjoyed using it with both of my kids. 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. 

This calendar started out as a little project I made my kids and has since evolved to a calendar used all over the world! One of my favorite parts of this project has been hearing from families and child caregivers from different places and seeing how they use the printables. The main parts of the calendar are now available for FREE in four languages – English, Spanish, French and Italian. These include the days of the week, months, calendar pages, and the cute bunnies your kids can dress each day for the weather!

Calendar extras, like activity cards and holiday cards, are available in my Etsy shop. Many of you have asked for activity cards in Spanish and French and those are now available in my shop as well! I hope you and your kids enjoy this calendar as much as we have! If you use the printables or create your own calendar, I’d love to see! Use the hashtag #craftingcheerfullycalendar or tag me @craftingcheerfully :)

What parts of the calendar are free?

The main parts of the calendar are all free to download! Yay! (Downloads located at the end of this post). The main parts of the free calendar are:

  • Calendar pages 
  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year
  • Seasons of the year
  • Weather printables  – thermometer and weather cards
  • Bunnies kids can dress for the weather

These are all available in English, Spanish, French and Italian. I had the pleasure of working with parents and caretakers in Canada, France, Spain, Mexico and Italy to create these additional card sets. I’m hoping to add a set that is editable and can work with any language in the near future :)

Additional calendar cards are sold in my Etsy shop like Holiday cards, Daily Activity Cards and preschool learning cards. These are fun extras to add to your calendar but the essential parts of the calendar are all free. I truly hope you enjoy using them!

Colorful calendar printables lay on a purple background with a piece of rainbow striped paper.

How to Assemble the DIY Children’s Calendar

My DIY Children’s Calendar can be created so many different ways. Use a few of the printables or use them all! Here are just a few ways you can set up your calendar and links to more information and tutorials.

  1. Adhere the printables to sheets of magnet and use on a magnetic dry-erase board or your fridge!
  2. Use the printables with Stikki-Clips or Velcro Dots
  3. Tape the printables to foam boards.
  4. Create a calendar station with a trifold board.

Mix and match the printables and create the perfect calendar for your family :) Below I have instructions for how to turn the card into magnets and how to use them with Stikki-clips!

How to make the calendar using Velcro Dots and Stikki-Clips

How to Turn the Calendar Pieces into Magnets

A colorful handmade children's calendar lays on a purple background.

Parts of the Calendar!

Weather Printables

The weather printables have helped my kids think about what is happening outside, the temperature, and how to dress appropriately for the weather. You can create a board just for the weather like the one below or use it as part of an entire calendar!

DIY Weather Calendar Printables

The Bunnies!

We dress our bunnies each day depending on what the weather is like outside. The bunnies are now available in four different fur colors as well as standing or sitting in a wheelchair. The packets include a boy and girl bunny in each fur color.  The bunnies can be turned into magnets or used with Velcro Dots. Read more about how to make the bunnies by visiting this post, Calendar Bunnies.  These bunnies really are a fun part of this calendar and give kids a chance to apply what they are learning about the weather and temperature. They also make a great toy or quiet activity. 

Cute little bunnies dressed up in fun colorful clothes!Printable bunnies on a DIY Children's Calendar.Two bunnies, one in a wheelchair and one standing, are dressed for the rain in yellow raincoats and boots!Bunnies Dress for the seasons in weather clothing!Two bunny paper dolls with Velcro Dots are displayed on a white foam board.Bunnies of all different colors dressed in bright and colorful clothing lay on a white background.Calendar Bunnies in summer clothes on a children's calendar.

Color Your Own Version!

The calendar printables in English and the bunnies are also available in a Color-Your-Own version! Color the printables in any color scheme you choose! Below is a version I did using colored pencils in bright and bold rainbow colors.

Bright and colorful DIY children's calendar on a white board with a purple background.Color Your Own Bunny Paper Dolls

Storing the Calendar Pieces

This calendar comes with a lot of pieces! When I first created this calendar I decided to make a fabric magnet holder. We are still using the same holder years later and it works so well. It rolls up and keeps all of our magnets separated and in one place. You can follow my fabric magnet holder sewing tutorial to create one for your magnets.! Of course there are other ways to store the magnets that don’t involve sewing – plastic baggies, pencil cases or even a fun box the child could decorate will all work. 

DIY Children's Calendar with free printablesCalendar magnets for bunnies in a green storage container.Children's calendar printable magnets stored in a white storage container.

Calendar Extras Available in my Shop

Over the years I have continued to add on to the calendar with extras you can purchase in my shop while keeping the base of the calendar free to download. Activity Cards and Holiday Cards are among my favorite add-ons! All of my extra cards feature hand drawn illustrations colored digitally with bright, vibrant colors that coordinate with all of the free printables. These are all available in my Etsy shop.

Calendar card sets including Daily Activity Cards, US Holiday Cards, School Calendar Cards and Fun National Days Cards.

Daily Activity Cards clipped to a dry erase board with colorful clips!

Creating a Safe Calendar for Your Kid!

Use the printables to create the perfect calendar for your child and be sure to update it as they grow! There are some small parts to this calendar (the daily numbers and some of the bunny’s clothing accessories), so I suggest only using the printable pieces that are appropriate for your child’s age. When my children were toddlers, I kept our calendar out of reach in our craft room so the kids only used the calendar when we were doing “calendar time”. When my youngest was born, we switched to using stickers to mark off days on our calendar rather than using the small magnet we were using before. The stickers were a lot of fun and we used themed one for each month. If you laminate the calendar page, kids can also practice crossing off each day with a dry-erase marker! 

Here is a little disclaimer about some small parts included in the free printable packets. This is especially important if you plan to create magnets.

** CAUTION**: There are small pieces included in the printable pdf packet that may not be appropriate for children under 3 years old. I am sharing the calendar as we use it in our home. Always use your own discretion on what is safe and appropriate for your child. This calendar is intended to be used as a learning tool with adult supervision. Always follow the directions on the products you are purchasing for this calendar.

 

Children's Calendar Free Printables. Create your own DIY Children's Calendar with these free printables!

DIY Children's Calendar Free Printables!

And now the good stuff! FREEBIES! I hope you and your little ones enjoy using this calendar! If you create the calendar, I would love to see! Send me a picture at [email protected] or tag me on Instagram with @craftingcheerfully or the hashtag #craftingcheerfullycalendar

Shop Calendar Extras! Activity Cards, Holiday Cards and more are available in my shop!

Supplies I used. Links to the supplies I used to put together our DIY Calendar!

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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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