Saturday, December 13, 2008

Handprint Calendar

When I taught kindergarten the gift I made every year with my students for their families was always a handprint calendar. I had to make some shortcuts because I was producing twenty or so a year. I would cut construction paper down to fit in a copy machine and print out pages with the poem and clip art already on it. Then I would print out blank copies of each month's grid on white copy paper and glue on the back with glue stick. It's very important to use "dry" glue, as white school glue would leave creases and sometimes lighten the color the backside of the construction paper. I always got great compliments on the calendars and some parents carefully took them apart and laminated them at a copy store so they could be used for more than one year and other used them as date books to keep track of birthdays and anniversaries. However they used them they let me know they became very important mementos which made the hefty time investment worth it to me.
I haven't made this with ER yet, but plan to when she gets a little older. Right now we make Shutterfly photo calendars each year for the grandparents. A scrapbooker could easily recreate the calendar using color cardstock paper. The poems could still be printed onto the paper and either clip art or other embellishments such as thematic stickers or 3D stickers like Jolee's by EK Success would look cute. The calendar pages could be created on a computer program printed out with the dates already on them and with special events noted. We had a comb binding machine at school that I used but a copy store can do it too. I used clip art and fonts by DJ Inkers the poems are from various sources. Below are the month from January to December.

255 Friends Said:

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Jo-Anne D said...

Katie, Just came across this blog post.I LOVE your calendar ideas and would really appreciate it if you could share a template of the monthly poems. I have become a follower of your blog and look forward to learning more from you! Joanne jodaddesio@yahoo.com

Kelsie Batson said...

Hello! I LOVE your calendar! It is by far the cutest I have seen. Are you willing to share or is it available for purchase on TPT?
Thank you!
kelcdawn02@gmail.com

Jennifer Retel said...

I love your calendar! My kids would love to make these for grandparents. Would you mind sharing the poems and clip art/calendars with me (if possible). Thank you so much! Jennifer jennifer.retel@gmail.com

Gaby Toledo said...

This is such an awesome idea? Do you mind sharing them? Shacty86@aol.com
Thanks!

Gaby Toledo said...

I'm a preschool special ed teacher, this would be such a great gift for my kids to make for their parents! Can you please email me the clip art and poems? Or can I find it on TPT?
Shacty86@aol.com
Thank you!

Liesl said...

Love the calendar... If willing, could you please send me an electronic version.
lburgher@cr.k12.ia.us

Thanks and happy holidays!

Mariah Fuqua said...

This is a great idea! We do these same handprints every year just for a bulletin board but this is too cute as a gift. If you are willing to share would you send me the poem and what cliparts you used? I would love to try this! rm.fuqua@yahoo.com or mariah.fuqua@bowieisd.net

Thank you so much!

Mariah Fuqua said...

Love it, we do these handprints every year but just for a bulletin board. If willing would you send poems and who the clipart is by? rm.fuqua@yahoo.com

Carolyn said...

Carolyn,
I would love to do this with my toddlers and have them give them a gifts. Can you send me the poems?
alwayzyunger@hotmail.com
Thanks!

Christina said...

These are absolutely adorable!!! I was hoping that I too might be able to get a copy of the poems please?
Thank you!
gallagherblp@live.com

Sara Longhurst said...

This is a wonderful calendar! The best that I have seen! Would you be willing to share the template! My e-mail is Longhurst@rvmt.org

thank you so much in advance!

T3sMom said...

What a great idea! Love it! Kids grow up so fast :( Please send me a copy of the poems. Thanks! Rachiel2@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Is there anyway I can get a copy of your poems? I just love your calendar and the poems are the perfect touch!! thanks!!
christia@bas-k12.org

Janna McClain said...

Love this calendar idea!!! I know there are tons of emails!! Would you mind sending me a copy of your poems as well?! My kindergarten class has great parents this year! We could totally do this!!! Thanks for sharing!!! Jannamcclain@sheridanschools.org.

Janna :)

begurl said...

Would love and appreciate a copy of your poems. I've been looking for something like this - yours is so awesome. My email is begurley11@gmail.com. Thank you so much.

Amalia Cutts said...

I would really like a copy of your calendar. This is such a great idea! My email is amalia.cutts@gmail.com. Thank you!

Carol said...

Hi! I love this calendar idea! If you don't mind sharing, could you email me the poems that goes with each month? Thank you! carol.c.lin@hotmail.com

Pookieboosmom said...

WOW! What a great project, and still going strong after all these years! I am the homeroom mom for our class in Wilcox, Alabama. I would LOVE to do this project, I know the kiddos moms and dads will love it too! May I please be emailed a copy of the files? Thanks, so much in advance!
pookieboosmom@gmail.com Have a great day!

OUR STORY said...

I love this idea! Would you be willing to share your poems and templates with me?
akumlien@gmail.com

Thanks!!

OUR STORY said...

Hello! I love this idea for a gift for the daycare parents. Would you be willing to share your poems and templates?
binkiesandbooks@gmail.com

Thanks!

Andrea

Anonymous said...

Love this idea. Would love the templates for the calendar and copy of poems if you are willing to share. Love the idea. I am a kindergarten teacher always looking for new ideas!!

my email is: kling@hmshawks.org

Chels said...

LOVE IT!!
Will you please share the poems?

Chels984@msn.com

THANK YOU!!

Mrs Arnold said...

Just came across this post via pinterestI love your calendar. Can you please send the poems and pages of you don't mind. Thanks denisea@waerengaschool.co.nz

Pam Choleva said...

Hi! I love the poems. Could I get a copy too, if you are sending them? Thanks!!! pcrc22@zoominternet.net

iloveteaching said...

Hi Katie

Would love a copy of the poems and clip art if possible Your calendar is by far one f the best I have seen.

Thank you. mahagaokarn@gmail.com

Christina said...

Hi Katie,

Love the calendar. I assume you have the poems typed up, since everyone and their mother has asked for them :)

If you do, can you please email them to me? If not, great work girl, and thanks for the inspiration.
cmkastendike@gmail.com

Christina

Jennifer Mitchell said...

I love this calendar. Would you still be willing to share your templates and poems with me?
jmitchell@wolves.k12.mo.us
Thank you.

Alex Finlayson said...

Hi!
I just found this post and it is amazing! I really think my Kindergartens would love it! I saw that MANY others have asked for a copy and would love one too if possible!
afinlayson@sd38.bc.ca

Thank you so much!

Alex Finlayson said...

Hi!
I really love your calendar! It is very cute! I know MANY people have asked for a copy but if you are still willing to share your work I would really appreciate it!
afinlayson@sd38.bc.ca
Thank you!

Debra said...

I LOVE this! I am a Pre-K Teacher and want to make this for our Parents for Christmas....is there any way I can get a copy of your poems? robertsond@hrbk12.org
Thanks!

Alex said...

Could you please send me the poems and file as well. This would be great for my pre-k class.

alex.bartis@palmbeachschools.org

Crystal said...

I'm a preschool teacher and would love a copy of the hand print calendar poems!
Thanks,
Crystal
crystal_chesser@yahoo.com

Marcy said...

I am just back to teaching after a break, so I just found your blog. I love the calendar! It would be a great gift for my Early Intervention students to give to their parents. Are you willing to share? If so, please email me at:
mchichester@tyrone.k12.pa.us
Thanks so very much! I hope to hear from you soon!

Clara Lee said...

Could you please send me a copy of your poems too. I would love to make them for Christmas too. Thanks.

claramlee@gmail.com

Thanks.

Jessica Halkyard said...

Can you send me the poems as well to jessica.halkyard@gmail.com? Thanks!

Gina Lukaszewski said...

Hello!I love this idea! Can you please send me the poems? I would love to use them with my class!
ginalauraluke@gmail.com
Thank you!!
Gina

christamatten said...

hi, I would love to do this with my daughter. could you please email me the poems that would be great. christageary@hotmail.com

Kimberly Ortiz said...

Hi, I love your calendars, such a cute idea! I would love to do this with my Pre-K kiddos as a gift to their families. Thank you for emailing me if you would, preschool@salchurch.org
Kim

Irma Tchamourian said...

Can I please get a copy of your poems? I love your calendar art ideas and would love to share them with my transitional kindergarten kiddos. Thank you so much! My email address is: LittleRetroKids@gmail.com
Thanks again!
Irma

numberonegigi said...

Hi Katie-I just discovered your blog and love it! Could I possibly get a copy of your handprint poems? I have always wanted to do something like this but it always seemed so overwhelming in public school kindergarten. I have just retired after 33 years in kindergarten and will be teaching in a private pre-k with 12 students, so I'm ready to try it! Thank you in advance! My email address is miatamom8@hotmail.com

MORAH NAOMI said...

can i please get a copy of the handprint calendar poems??
thanks a million
Naomi

Anil and Diana Dass said...

Hello, I would love to get an email with the templates and the poems. I love this idea and can't wait to do this with my infant daycare class as a Christmas gift.

My email is: Preciou123@hotmail.com

Thanks,
Diana

Kelly Sedlecky said...

This is such a cute idea! If you're willing to share, would you mind emailing me the poems? schaf1kl@gmail.com Thanks so much!!

jamie said...

Can someone please send me the templayes and or poems to jamer221@aol.com
Thank u im doing this for preschool class

aludwig said...

Hi, this calendar is great. I would love to make them with my special ed kiddos. If you are willing to share, it would be appreciated by my kiddos and myself. My email address is aludwig@aesd.edu.
Thank you for your time.
Amy

Diane Handley said...

What a terrific idea. I would love to do this with my daycare kids for gifts for their parents. Can you share the poems? My E-Mail is dhandley20@att.net Thanks Diane

Janette Gonzalez said...

First year in Kindergarten! I would love to make this handprint book. If you are sharing a copy can I get one too! janettegonzalez3@msn.com

Kim Garding said...

I would love to do this for the upcoming year! Would you send the template? gn2cit@yahoo.com Thank you Kim

Nikki B said...

I would love to do this for my son's grandparents for Christmas. Are you sharing the template? I'd love to have it. my email is nrbrawley@gmail.com

Becky Craig said...

Can you please send me a copy of the poems as well? Bharne14@yahoo.com

Betsy Ebbers said...

Hello!

I love this calendar! Would you please share your poems?

bebbers70@gmail.com

Thank you!
Betsy

tabbyj14 said...

Can I get a copy of this? I make these every year with my kiddos and this is perfect!! My email address is tjurgens@bpsnebr.org

Dani Foreman said...

Me too please!!
dforeman@uusd.net

Amber Perry said...

I would love to recreate this calendar it is absolutely amazing. Can you send me a copy so I can recreate it?
Ambergigglez@yahoo.com

Thank you

Amber Perry said...

I would love to recreate this calendar it is absolutely amazing. Can you send me a copy so I can recreate it?
Ambergigglez@yahoo.com

Thank you

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