Calendars are useful homeschool tools to use for teaching the months of the year, days of the week, as well as planning. Whether you use calendars for small things or to keep your homeschool organized, check out these free printable and editable calendars for kids.
Why Use Calendars for Kids
Printable calendars for kids are a great way to keep track of your homeschool and for kids to use. Printable calendar pages in a visible and accessible place are a great encourager for kids in the home.
As an early education teacher (decades ago) I do know that students thrive in order. That doesn’t even sound right but it is true. Children are able to be free and creative when they know their parameters and work within the structure.
Calendars help students provide kids with a framework to help their day flow smoothly. They can record important dates and events.
How To Use Printable Calendars with Kids
- Allow your student enough choices and different styles. A calendar template to suit your child’s needs and style is extremely effective.
- Keep the calendar simple. Don’t overload your calendars or overwhelm your kids with too much. That isn’t the point.
- Maximize the math opportunities from the calendar. Ask questions like how many days it until a future event, or how many days age a special date occurred.
- Use the calendar to go over the daily weather.
- Be sure to mention the season each month is in.
Use the calendars to keep some type of order in your home and in your lessons.
For instance, calendars can be used in order to teach kids to be more independent with their work and routines. Here are a few ways to use calendars in your homeschool and home.
Create a School Calendar
School calendars in our homeschool give my children motivation. They like to know what is expected of them. Calendars also allow them to look forward to future events we have scheduled.
Monthly Printable School Calendar – Help your homeschool stay organized during the school year with this free printable 2022 School Calendar. This calendar has 12 monthly calendar pages until July 2022 and has space to add notes and to keep track of deadlines and events.
Printable Cute Calendar for Schoool with Kids – This calendar is also a great hands-on activity to practice fine motor skills and encourage engagement. Your kids will piece together the days of each calendar to add school events, favorite holidays, important dates, and more.
Cute Calendar Free Printables – Your young learners will enjoy these 2022 school calendars with a cute school theme. You can choose from a Sunday start day or a Monday start day calendar. The beginning of the school year will run much smoother by keeping organized early on.
Create a Nature Calendar
Want some ways to get your students outside and learn about nature? A nature calendar is full of nature-related activities that encourage your children to connect with nature and use their five senses to do it.
Free Nature Calendar – Learn about 5 ways to incorporate nature into your homeschool. Also, get a free nature calendar full of awesome ideas to inspire you to include nature into your homeschool schedule.
Nature Activity Bucket List and Calendar – This nature calendar template is just one of the interesting and different ways kids of all ages can celebrate nature. The whole family can enjoy this nature bucket list.
Create a Chore Calendar
Getting your children to do chores can be a challenge for most of us. A calendar is a great way to get your children on board with doing chores. The best thing is that there are chore calendars that are age appropriate for kids of all ages.
Chore List Ideas and Chore Calendar – This fun chore calendar and list ideas for toddlers and preschoolers is perfect for introducing chores in your home. This resource includes chore ideas for toddlers, for preschoolers, and different color charts for toddlers and preschoolers.
Printable Chore Calendar for Kids – Participating in the household’s needs begins with chores. We can start this with young children and a kids calendar to list the chores. Grab this free colorful calendar for each month of the year.
Free Editable Calendars
Calendars are great when you can make them whatever fits the needs of your homeschool. You can use editable calendars to teach days of the week, months of the year, or to add any topic you would like to calendar time in your homeschool.
Children can create or decorate their own calendars. They can add calendar pieces to it for personal use in their notebooks, their bedroom, or learning area.
Editable Calendar for Kids – This a perfect calendar editable version for kids to use. It includes each month of the year, with a black & white version or color version.
And for so many other things to organize and keep track of, check out these free calendars to print for your home.
Free Printable and Editable Calendars for Kids
This super cute Printable Yearly Calendar for Kids can be used year after year. Simply print and help your kids fill in the dates for each month. The headings are also created in a way that can be colored and decorated according to your child’s creativity.
Download: Printable Calendar for Kids
Place calendars in various places around your home like your child’s student planner, bulletin board, or just print it in portrait format and in a PDF file.
Start your homeschool calendar today. Calendars are an excellent way to organize while looking forward to fun events whether you have little kids or older kids alike.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!