We recently began schooling our oldest two at home, and of course our wee one is home with us too. It’s been a whirlwind and now that we’re beginning to really find our groove, so good. In fact, we’re packed up in the car and headed to visit a farm today! I have to say, it was a little bit of a rough start for me but we’re hitting a groove. I’ll definitely talk about it more as I find the words to pour out, but for now, I’m really excited about this little learning calendar we made for the kitchen!
With inspiration from The Warren Schoolhouse and a free calendar download from The Peaceful Press, we printed, cut, laminated and then enlisted the help of my hubby to fish out a piece of scrap wood from the garage to hang! I found some hanging baskets from Hobby Lobby, and filled with the rest of our calendar pieces.
For someone that has a hard time remembering what day of the week it is (our days SO run together!), this has been such a help. And I hardly have to remind the kids to switch the cards, they love going through the days of the week, the months and the seasons! The whole thing hangs perfectly with our DIY magnetic chalkboard (of the coolest things we’ve made and it’s so simple) too!
Ready to make your own DIY Educational Wall Calendar? It’s easy and you probably already have most of what you need on hand. Either way, here is a detailed list below.
- Download from The Peaceful Press
- Scissors or cutting board
- Mini clothespins
- Scrap wood
- Drill + screws (wall anchors if needed)
- Super glue
- Hanging baskets (I found mine at Hobby Lobby and knew I would use it for something! Similar linked here, here and here.)
Once I print and cut out each day, month, date, year and season, it was time to laminate… and then cut again. You can use a corner rounder to soften the edges of each laminated piece, because if you’ve ever messed with unrounded laminated corners, those things are dangerous! Since I knew my kids would be handling the pieces even more than I would be, I wanted to make sure to round those corners. Because, eyes! I used used my scissors to do it.
I measured the length of my hanging baskets, and my husband cut down a piece of scrap wood to size. Then we mounted both with anchors and screws to the wall. I used super glue to adhere the mini clothespins to the scrap wood and we were ready to go!
I love this simple addition to our walls and minimalistic approach to a calendar in our space. No big plastic sheet covering our newly painted walls and the aesthetic fits well in our space.