February 1, 2013

February Calendar

I've been holding off on all my valentine posts until February arrived.  Well, it's here so be ready for LOTS of valentine projects!

I like to make a big calendar every month to put up for my boys to use.  Like I mentioned here, calendars are great for teaching countless math concepts.  It's fun to countdown the days to a special occasion, learn the days of the week, how many days in a month, how many days in a week, etc.  Not only are calendars great learning tools, but they can also double as holiday decor.

Here's how I make my calendar.

*white poster board 
*black marker
*yard stick
*chipboard glitter letters
*heart stickers
*red & white gingham paper
*alphabet stamp set

How To
I buy my white poster board at the dollar store for 50 cents.  I cut that in half so it's 14" x 22".  Then I measure and mark my lines.  My calendar header is 3" x 22", my days of the week are 1" x 3", and my days are 2" x 3".
Then I cut my red and white gingham paper to 3/4" x 3/4".  I attached my gingham squares to the calendar with double sided tape.  I then stamped the numbers of the days on the gingham paper with my alphabet stamps, and then stamped the days of the week with my stamps as well.
Finally, I added my glitter letters and heart stickers.  I used the double sided tape for those as well.  

I sure do love calendars and holidays!  Speaking of holiday calendars, look what Debbie at Me and My DIY made.  Doesn't this make your heart skip a beat?  It does mine!  I can't wait to make one!  

Linking up to these parties.
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  1. Oh I love getting organised! I made a calendar almost just like this for my work! Thanks for stopping my blog! You have been pinned!

    1. Hey, Chandra! Thanks so much for stopping by! I'd love to see your calendar. Do you have a picture? I love finding new recipes at The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen! Thanks for your great ideas!

  2. Hi Brooke! Thanks so much for the shout out...that was so nice of you to link up to my February calendar! :) I love your calendar too, and you're right, calendars are a fantastic way to teach so many concepts. Great idea!


    1. Debbie, thank you for the amazing calendar inspiration! I think I need to figure out a way to make one of your calendars for every month- I love it that much! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!


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