Would you love to spend less time prepping homework this school year? Would like families 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 2017- August 2018) and 12 resources sheets. Families can hang the calendar on the refrigerator each month and take the resource sheets 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 1!
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.
The set includes copies in black & white AND color. Book choices include Inewly released titles, multicultural books, and non-fiction selections. Alternative book selections include four book recommendations. 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! They are the only homework calendars you will need for the year.