We are coming off a viciously hot weekend in the DMV area; temps in the high 90’s feeling like 115. The kids and I kept cool at the pool on Saturday and on Sunday My Girl aka LittleCuteLips worked on a fun project for her. She knows her days of the week but she doesn’t have a concept of time. If I tell her something is happening in two weeks she asks me how long that is every single day. If I tell her two weeks is fourteen days, that doesn’t make things any clearer. Although she knows her days of the week she has to sing the song to remember the correct order sometimes.
I thought a DIY Kids Calendar would be the answer. I’m a visual a learner so I figured it would probably work for her as well. So I went out and picked up a few materials.
Supplies: Dry Erase Board, Washi Tape, Magnets, Glue, Stickers and other embellishments.
I scooped up this Dry Erase board from Hobby Lobby. The sticker on the outside said $9.99 + 30% off = $6.99. It is 14 x 14 and that is the perfect size for my daughter’s wall. I plan to add a cork board next to it. You know I believe in putting my name on everything so I put her name on the bottom with stickers I already owned.
I searched for months and days of the week but I couldn’t find any. So I decided to make up my own using materials I already owned. I pulled out seven pieces of card stock in different colors. I use stickers to abbreviate the days of the week. I did the same with the months of the year using one sheet of white card stock. In the picture I was four months short because I ran out of the letter B. I ran to Michael’s and picked up another pack of stickers, it cost $5.49 + 40% off = $3.29
With my extra letter B’s, I finished off my months, then I cut them out.
I picked up two types of magnets from Hobby Lobby. I got a roll of magnets so that I could cut them to the length I needed. I also got a pack of some cubed magnets. They are thicker than the strip of magnets.
I got these stickers form Michael’s, they were $6.99. They come with a lot of sheets however that price is all kinds of disrespectful. I purchased them because they were on sale for 40% off. They were exactly what I needed and I didn’t see any others in this size.
The calendar didn’t look fun after it was done so I went back and created these date magnets. I some the same formula as above. Stickers + card stock + magnets = cute and colorful. I used the same colors as the days of the week because coordination.
I let my girl pick her daily marker and she chose this cute little girl. When she gets up in the morning she will move her marker to the next day.
This is a sampling of some of the markers I created for LittleCuteLips. We will use the Band-Aids for doctor’s appointments. The camera for picture day. The yellow vehicles for field trips.
The fun thing about washi tape is that you can use it for whatever you want. In this case I’m using it as inspiration.
Make today amazing!
I love the way it turned out. My daughter loves moving her daily marker each day. It was a great project to work on together.
This calendar is now hanging in LittleCuteLips room; we have a household calendar that I also keep in the kitchen. Babe & I manage all that we have going on with Google calendar. I’ve got organization on top of organization going on in this piece.