Tuesday, February 9, 2010
If you still have your old 2009 calendars, do not toss them! Or if you want to purchase old 2009 calendars, now is a great time to get them really cheap! Why? There are tons of uses for calendars when it comes to simply made tools for your little one!
I made a matching activity for my tots using the miniature photos on the back of the calendar.
All I used was an old calendar and some adhesive velcro. I had been saving the 2008 calendar because I loved the beautiful landscapes on it and now I have been able to put it to good use!
I kept the calendar intact (easier for storage that way) and cut off the back page with all of the miniature photos of the landscapes. I cut out all twelve of the miniature landscapes so that they could be matched with the twelve larger landscapes in the calendar. I attached velcro to the back of each mini photo and to each of larger calendar pages and that was it!
Be sure to check out Inspiration Surrounds...Creativity Abounds for Elise's awesome post, 10 Ways To Use Calendars With Young Children. It is filled with more great ideas for re-purposing a calendar into learning tools for your tots!