Make a 2017 Calendar – Activity for Kids

The ideal way to welcome the New Year with your kids is to try your hand at this homemade calendar making activity with them. It’s simple, it’s fun and it’ll adorn the kids’ study table all year through!

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Advent Calendar” by Pixaline is licensed under CC by 2.0

What you need:
- 12 cardboards (in different colors, if possible)
- Glue
- Ribbon
- Sketch pens
- 12 family photographs/pictures of cartoons the kids like
- A pair of scissors
- A ruler

What to do:
On each of the 12 cardboards, ask your children to write in clear block letters the names of the month on top from January to December (one name on each).
Next, ask them to use glue to stick on one photograph on each cardboard below the name of the month, in a way that it covers almost half the cardboard, with the bottom half remaining empty.
Now, using the ruler, carefully draw a box on each comprising of six rows and seven columns (below the stuck on photograph).
The top row on each should now be filled in using sketch pens with the initials of the seven days of the week (S, M, T, W, T, F, S).
Refer to a 2017 calendar online to see on what day the month begins and allow your child to carefully fill in the dates for each month in the rows and columns, so that the day-date corresponds.
A fun way to remember birthdays and anniversaries would be to use different colored sketch pens to color in the box corresponding to a family member’s special day. This way the kids (and you too) won’t easily forget!
Punch in a hole at the top and run a piece of ribbon through it; there, you’re all set for 2017 to begin!


I am an assistant teacher and my aim is to curate unique learning tips and techniques customized towards kids.

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