Do love to read great books with your kids? Would like to spend a little time each day having fun and learning together? I have a year worth of books and ideas for you to start the new school year. The printable book based activity calendars are full of book suggestions and fun activities to do as a family.
They are perfect for:
- teachers to send home as monthly homework calendars.
- librarians to pass out to patrons.
- families who want to enjoy great books and do simple themed activities at home.
The set includes 12 calendars (September 2016- August 2017) and 12 resources sheets. Hang the calendar on the refrigerator each month and take the resource sheet with you to the library to gather the books for the month. The resource sheets also include links to easy activities.
The calendars are perfect for families with preschoolers through grade 2!
Each week a theme is introduced with a wonderful children’s book. If you can’t find the main title, there are three alternative book ideas each week. Then, there are 5 easy to do activities included with each theme. Activities include literacy, math, art, science,
and character education ideas. You can choose to do as many as you want to fit your family’s schedule.
How are this year’s calendars different from the 2015-2016 set?
I received lots of great feedback on the calendars last year and wanted to make them even better this year. So, this year the set includes copies in black & white AND color. Instead of nine calendars, I’ve included the summer months too. So you get 2 sets (B&W and color) of 12 calendars. I’ve added newly released titles, more multicultural books, and non-fiction selections. Plus, I upped the alternative book selections from three to four books. Finally, some of the themes are new including a week focused on the election. Exciting, right?
Here is a look at just one week of the September calendar.
Featured book: Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington
Alternate books: The Apple Pie that Papa Baked by Lauren Thompson, Apple Pigs by Ruth Gary Orbach, or Apple Pie ABC by Alison Murray
Cut an apple horizontally and notice what you see inside. (hint: a star)
Cut an apple in half and use to stamp patterns with paint.
Taste test 3 colors of apples & tally the results.
Make a list of all the descriptive words that could describe an apple.
Make apple nachos for dessert. Slice apples & drizzle with melted peanut butter
You get all of these wonderful resources for just $6.
After your purchase, you will immediately be able to download and then print the 12 calendars (12 in black & white and 12 in color) and 12 resource sheets through an emailed link.
Enjoy exploring great books and activities with young children! It’s the only homework calendars you will need for the year.