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Montessori Curriculum: Holidays & Observances during the Calendar Year {Free Printables}

Montessori Curriculum: Holidays & Observances during the Calendar Year {Free Printables}Montessori at home Curriculum for Culture Lessons

In November, we had a super fun series of Culture lessons on learning about the sense of time. Take a look HERE! Now, we are having a uniquely engaging time learning more about the calendar using our Montessori curriculum, but giving it our own twist. In this post, you will see how we used different calendars and be sure to grab our free printables. I’ll tell you more about them in a bit. They are fantastic!

First, we re-read The Official M&Ms History of the Calendar. We love the little M&M characters! We talked about regular calendars and special calendars. As you can see in the picture, we have a variety of awesome calendars. A regular calendar would be like the one with the ocean picture. It contains regular federal holidays and such.

Montessori Curriculum: Holidays & Observances during the Calendar Year {Free Printables}

The rest are special special calendars. Why? Well, the one on the top left is a custom-made calendar for our family. In it, not only did I include awesome pictures of my children, but I also included our family’s birthdays as well as our extended family’s birthdays and anniversaries. This activity in particular is very important to include in your home Montessori curriculum.

Look at the picture on the left. The calendar on the top right is a prayer calendar from Voice of the Martyrs. Every single day lists a country of the world and one prayer request for that particular country. It is fantastic and so easy to pray for the world. The special calendar on the left is a birthday calendar.

Montessori Curriculum: Holidays & Observances during the Calendar Year {Free Printables}

A birthday calendar looks different from the other calendars because we don’t need to keep track of the days of the week, but only of the day of the month (the number). It is basically a list to keep track of all the birthdays for each month. This is a free printable that you can get at the end of this post. 🙂

I printed the birthday calendar on white cardstock. I hole punched it twice at the top and used two rings to keep the pages together and to hang them up. Actually, the reusable metal rings also make it easier to turn the pages as the months go by. You can keep the whole pages like I did (to months per page) or you can cut each page down the middle to make a narrow list (one month per page).

Holidays & Observances during the Calendar Year

Montessori Curriculum: Holidays & Observances during the Calendar Year {Free Printables}

Next, we looked at the list I made of important holidays and observances. We discussed the ones for January and why they were important for us as a family to include on the list. There were too many holidays and observances out there, so I picked the most important ones for us to know about. Your Montessori curriculum might suggest using some, but I suggest you pick what is relevant in your lives, for your homeschool goals and in your country.

These are for holidays and observances in the United States and it is a free printable that you can also get in this post. Aren’t these beautiful? They will be very helpful and I really thing that your children will love a lesson on calendars and how they help our lives.

Montessori Curriculum: Holidays & Observances during the Calendar Year {Free Printables}

For our activity, I had my oldest use our special family calendar to see all of our birthdays and anniversaries to copy onto our beautiful birthday calendar. He had so much fun practicing his penmanship and informing his sister of when our family members had birthdays or anniversaries. Not only is this a great activity, but it really fosters a sense of family love and togetherness. Again, a great activity to include in your Montessori curriculum in your homeschool.

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Montessori Curriculum: Holidays & Observances during the Calendar Year {Free Printables}

I hope you enjoyed our lesson and that you will be inspired to do this Holidays & Observances during the Calendar Year lesson with your littles. First step: grab these awesome printables! Step 2: Do the lesson. Step 3: Take a look at the other Montessori Culture lessons I have listed below for more inspiration.


Montessori Curriculum: Holidays & Observances during the Calendar Year {Free Printables}

Easy Ways to Teach Montessori Culture (Free Printables) | Natural Beach Living

Montessori Culture: Holidays & Observances during the Calendar Year {Free Printables} | The Natural Homeschool

Montessori Cultural Areas and Activities for Multi-Level Learning | Living Montessori Now

Exploring North America with my Preschooler | Planting Peas

DIY Montessori Flag Pin Map | The Kavanaugh Report

Children of the World Activities | Mama’s Happy Hive

Montessori Culture 3-6 Checklist | Study at Home Mama

Cultural Landmarks around the World (Free Printables)   | Christian Montessori Network

Culture & Traditions of People Around the World | The Pinay Homeschooler

Culture Studies: Finding Topics | Grace and Green Pastures

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  1. I’m going to have to check out the M&M book you’ve mentioned in the post. It sounds fabulous. I love that you incorporate so many calendar ideas. My favorite is the prayer calendar. What a fabulous idea to help kiddos learn about culture and pray at the same time!

    • It is SO MUCH easier now that we have had it for years to take a look at the month and see who we need to send cards to and some even get gifts on time! Ha!

  2. I love this! Kids will have a sense of ownership of their calendar and will feel that its something more special. Thanks for sharing! Must try this with Mavi. He’s gonna love this!

  3. I’m so silly and I’m always forgetting birthdays! I need to print these beautiful birthday calendars. 🙂 We also make a personal calendar each year from Shutterfly. It makes an awesome gift for the grandparents each Christmas!

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