Littlenificent is in a cut-and-paste phase. Every day, as soon as the big girls start school, she turns to me and asks, “Do you have a cutting and glueing activity for me today, Mom?” I am so thankful for all the freebies there are out there because she is quite happy to do them all morning if I can keep a new one in front of her.
I was brainstorming a way to liven up our calendar time when we start school again next week, and it hit me that maybe I could combine her love of cutting and glueing with calendar time so I created a cut and paste calendar! I had lots of input from Little and Middle! We decided to make a base that we could use every month and then pick a theme for the pieces we would glue on. Our theme for January is snow (which is a little strange since we live in Malaysia!)
I’ve made calendar pieces with snowflakes and numbers for Littlenificent to use and calendar pieces with just snowflakes for Middle so that she can practice writing her numbers. I also made a blank sheet just in case anyone feels particularly creative and wants to make their own pieces. They could do that everyday or just for holidays and birthdays. (Here’s a fun page full of bizarre holidays in January. You could have a lot of fun making calendar pieces for these!)
I think this month I’ll just let them glue the pieces right onto the paper, but another option we may try in the future is to laminate the base and then sticky tack the calendar pieces onto it. We also love sticky tack around here so I think that will go over well!
I’m making this available for free to show my gratitude for all the cut-and-paste freebies I’ve found over the past few months. I hope you enjoy it! You can download them by right clicking on these links:
I’m planning to make pieces for February later this month so if you have ideas for how I can improve the process and make it more useful to you, please let me know in the comments! Also, please pin this and share it widely! And, if you’re looking for a free printable calendar for Mom, I made a really fun inspirational superhero quotes calendar that you can find at Mommynificent! Happy New Year!