Create a simple DIY Children’s Calendar with my free calendar printables!
With a new school year starting, this is a great time to create a children’s calendar for your home! I thought I would share a simpler version of my magnetic DIY Children’s Calendar – and create a fun video to go along with it! This calendar takes less time to set up than the magnetic one since it uses Stikki Clips instead of magnets. This not only saves time, but means you can create this calendar on anything you find – from a wooden board to a piece of foam board!
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I created this calendar on a board I purchased last year from the Target Dollar Spot. Originally a dry-erase board for the first and last day of school, this board was perfect to turn into a calendar. I love the fun and colorful border!
All of the printables shown on the calendar are available for free in English, Spanish and French. Find them at the end of this post – DIY Children’s Calendar.
Since this is a smaller and simpler calendar, it doesn’t use all the calendar printables available – just the basic ones pertaining to what day it is and what the weather is like that day. If your board is larger, you can add in some of my other free printables – like my bunnies that can be dressed for the weather each day or my letter-a-day cards.
I also sell add-on calendar cards in my Etsy shop for holidays, daily activities and school. These cards are a lot of fun and can add a lot to your daily calendar time.
Below you can see the calendar printables in French set up on a much larger board. I taped the cards that won’t be changing each day right onto the foam board and used Stikki-Clips for the cards that will be changed daily. Normally, I use a magnet to mark the temperature on the weather thermometer but figured out a way to use it on this foam board. I drew an arrow on a small sheet of paper and placed a Stikki-Clip next to each temperature. The arrow can easily be moved each day to mark the temperature outside!
With this larger board, I also had room to add a spot for the season cards as well as the “Yesterday Was” and “Tomorrow is” cards. I have a spot for three calendar cards (the ones from my Etsy shop), and the bunnies fit under the weather section!
Instead of using magnet sheets on the bunnies and their clothing, I used Velcro Dots! I placed Velcro Dots on the bunny printables where they would wear a hat, shoes, and shirt and even added ones for their umbrellas. I then placed the other Velcro Dots on the back of each piece of clothing. Laminating these pieces prior to cutting them out would definitely help them to last longer!
You can use my free calendar printables so many different ways to create the perfect calendar for you and the kids using it! The Stikki Clips are a great alternative to the magnets and are a quicker and cheaper way to create the calendar. I love seeing how you set up your calendar! If you create a calendar using my printables please tag me @craftingcheerfully or use the hashtag #craftingcheerfullycalendar so I can see!
All of the free printables are available in what I call my “Master Children’s Calendar Post”. They are available towards the end of the post!