It has been 5 years since I’ve enjoyed a long Christmas break. I had a whole week and a half off to celebrate with family and friends. I enjoyed every minute of it but I was happy to get back to normal as the daycare kids came back today. I downloaded a set of adorable January calendar cards from Educents. On each card is a penguin dressed in winter clothes. Also on each card is the number corresponding to the calendar date and a “word of the day.”
I printed off the January calendar cards. The lines on the pages are from my printer, not the actual calendar cards.
I cut out the cards. I thought the cards would be a little bigger but they work on my large classroom calendar board just fine. I “laminated” them with clear packing tape and attached them to my calendar board.
On each card is the number for the calendar date and a “word of the day.” The first word of the day is “New Year.” Here are a few other examples.
As you advance through the cards, some of the words might be too challenging for preschool children but they still serve as a good source for conversation during calendar time. Calendar cards also serve as sort of an outline for planning other activities throughout the month. For example, if you look at the cards above, you can plan snow activities on January 10th. You can plan activities about courage on January 15th, and you can do igloo activities on January 27th. My little preschoolers like the cards. They like the blue color and the cute little penguin on each card. My 4 year old preschooler likes them because they are going to help her learn to count.
I downloaded these January Calendar Cards from Educents just seconds after I purchased them. I used the code BLOWOUT and saved 15%. I only paid a little over $2.00 and I’m sure I’ll use the cards for several more years. Educents has lots of other educational tools. Check them out!