It’s finally here! My 2017 children’s calendar! This has been by far one of my most popular projects. I love knowing other kids are enjoying this calendar as much as my kids enjoy it! I have been using this calendar with my son for almost 2 years now and we love it. It has been an excellent way for him to learn his days of the week, months, and weather, and it has also given him a chance to be a part of planning our day.
I created this calendar when my son was 2, and using this calendar daily, has led me to update and improve a few things. Today I am sharing those updates with you, along with the 2017 calendar pages, in a NEW free printable PDF you can download. For those of you who are already using my previous version of this calendar, these new updates will still work with it! You can take what you want from this new update and incorporate it into your calendar. As far as the updates go, I have updated fonts to be easier to read and I have a new set of 2017 calendar pages. The cute little bunnies that we dress for the weather each day have received a few updates as well! They are designed to be more durable, are offered in two different bunny colors, and have a few new outfits :)
In January I will be offering a few calendar add-ons in my Etsy shop, including the fun activity cards! I now have over 50 activity cards (you can get a sneak peek at them in the pictures below). Many of you have asked for holiday cards and those will be available too. I’ll be offering a discount to all of my email subscribers. Sign up here to receive the discount code in January! :)
One of the best things about this children’s calendar is you can customize it to work for you and your kids. I chose to make my calendar magnetic by adhering the printables to magnetic sheets of paper found at my local craft store. This has worked really well for us and is a great option! Depending on how old your children are, you may want to avoid magnets. This calendar can work well using velcro dots, clips, or you can laminate the printables and use regular tape!
There are 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. We keep our calendar out of reach in our craft room so the kids only use the calendar when we are 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 shark magnet we were using before. This has been a lot of fun and works well with themed stickers for each month! My kids love stickers so it works out well. They helped me do this calendar page below for my photo! :)
The free printable PDF includes all the days of the week, months and daily numbers. The days of the weeks, Sunday – Saturday, color coordinate with the calendar pages.
The weather printables have helped my son think about what is happening outside, the temperature, and how to dress appropriately for the weather.
Charlie Bunny and Kate Bunny, as we call them, are our little bunny dolls we dress up each day depending on what the weather is like. I used magnet sheets to make the bunnies and all of their clothing and accessories magnetic. They have been re-designed so they are less likely to break. On our old version, poor Charlie lost an ear, and our sun hats lost their visors, so I fixed these things and reprinted them for our calendar. I still have versions of these that your kids can color themselves included in the PDF, and I have added bunnies with darker fur for you to choose from. There are also a few new outfits, including sports, dress-up and pajamas!
We keep everything in this handy fabric bag. It rolls up and I keep it out of reach from the kids. You can find the tutorial for making this calendar piece holder here!
I hope you enjoy the new calendar! I’d love to hear if you use parts of it with your kiddos or see your calendar set-ups!! If you’re posting on Instagram, use #bugaboocityblog! I’ll be posting the information for the calendar add-ons right away in January. If you would like to receive a discount code for my Etsy shop, feel free to sign up for my newsletter and I will be sending it in January!
Below are the free printables as well as affiliate links to the products I used for this calendar! Thanks for visiting me here at BugabooCity. I’ll be back later this week with more holiday crafting!! :) Only two weeks left!
BugabooCity’s DIY Children’s Calendar
** The link for the free printable PDF packet is posted below. Download the PDFs, save them to your desktop and then print the pages you would like to use.
** 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.
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