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Monthly Play Calendars

Do you want to do activities with your kids each day but you have no idea where to start? 

There's lots of parents in exactly the same position, and teachers looking for curriculum and weekly theme inspiration, which is why I've put together monthly play activity schedules for the entire year. Below you'll find all of the monthly play calendars to make it easy for you to create a month of fun for your kids at home, or in the classroom, no matter what time of the year it is.

The play activity calendars include activities that can easily be done using items from around your home {or classroom} and you can substitute items to make it suit what you have on hand. If you want to be fully prepared I've also set up an Amazon supply lists that include all of the main items needed for every activity.

You'll notice there are no activities listed for weekends, this is deliberate to cater for teachers and to allow parents time to catch up on any activities you may have missed during the week if your children have been sick or your schedule hasn't allowed you to complete them. The weekend is also a great time for free play and family time.

2024 MONTHLY PLAY CALENDARS


Each monthly post includes detailed explanations of every activity as well as how to modify them for children of different ages and some extension activities you can do if you're looking for additional ideas. Feel free to use the activities as a general outline for the month, or you can pick and choose the ones that appeal to your children. 

Simply click the calendar image below to go to the specific monthly play calendar. Each monthly post also has it's own clickable PDF calendar, that leads directly to instructions for each activity, which you can download for free.

January 2024 Play Calendar


Finding Myself Young January play calendar.

Start the new year with the January play calendar full of snowman, snowflake and arctic themed ideas for toddlers, preschoolers and school kids. The January play calendar is designed for those living in the northern hemisphere currently in winter. The activities include a mix of art and craft, sensory, science and play ideas as well as books to read aloud during the month.

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February 2024 Play Calendar


Finding Myself Young February Play Calendar.

February is the month of love with Valentine's Day, new beginnings celebrating the year of the dragon and back to school for those in the southern hemisphere. To incorporate all of these events, the February play calendar features heart, Valentine's Day, Chinese New Year and alphabet themed ideas for toddlers, preschoolers and school kids. The activities include a mix of art and craft, sensory, science and play ideas as well as books to read aloud during the month.

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March 2024 Play Calendar


March 2024 play calendar.

In March we'll celebrate St Patrick's Day, Easter {yep it's super early this year} and if you're in America, Read Across America Day. The March activity calendar focuses on St Patrick's Day, rainbows and Easter themed ideas for toddlers, preschoolers and school kids. The activities include a mix of art and craft, sensory, science and play ideas as well as books to read aloud during the month.

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These play calendars will be updated with 2024 versions, however you can still use the 2023 versions as theme inspirations to plan your upcoming curriculums or homeschool activities.

December Play Calendar {2023}


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It's officially festive season! The December activity calendar focuses on Christmas tree, ornaments, reindeer, Santa and New Year's Eve themed ideas for toddlers, preschoolers and school kids. The activities include a mix of art and craft, sensory, science and play ideas as well as books to read aloud during the month.


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October Play Calendar {2023}


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It's spooky season! The October activity calendar focuses on spider, skeleton, ghost and witch Halloween themed ideas for toddlers, preschoolers and school kids. The activities include a mix of art and craft, sensory, science and play ideas as well as books to read aloud during the month.

View the October Amazon supply list here.

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September Play Calendar {2023}


finding myself young september play calendar

The September activity calendar focuses on community helpers, farm, apple and pumpkin themed ideas for toddlers, preschoolers and school kids. The activities include a mix of art and craft, sensory, science and play ideas as well as books to read aloud during the month.


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August Play Calendar {2023}


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The August activity calendar focuses on zoo, sunflower, watermelon and all about me themed ideas for toddlers, preschoolers and school kids. The activities include a mix of art and craft, sensory, science and play ideas as well as books to read aloud during the month.


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July Play Calendar {2023}


finding myself young july play calendar

The July activity calendar focuses on fireworks, shark, feelings and emotions and dinosaur themed ideas for toddlers, preschoolers and school kids. The activities include a mix of art and craft, sensory, science and play ideas as well as books to read aloud during the month.


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June Winter Play Calendar {2023}


finding myself young june winter play calendar for kids

The June Winter activity calendar is designed for those living in the Southern hemisphere and focuses on snow, arctic and snowman themed ideas for toddlers, preschoolers and school kids. The activities include a mix of art and craft, sensory, science and play ideas as well as books to read aloud during the month.

June Summer Play Calendar {2023}


june summer play calendar

The June Summer activity calendar is designed for those living in the Northern hemisphere and focuses on ocean, Father's Day, ice cream and outdoor play ideas for toddlers, preschoolers and school kids. June 8th is world ocean day and June 18th is Father's Day. The activities include a mix of art and craft, sensory, science and play ideas as well as books to read aloud during the month.


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May Play Calendar {2023}


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The May activity calendar focuses on flowers, Mother's Day, butterfly and bug themed ideas for toddlers, preschoolers and school kids. There's also a bonus Stars Wars activity for May the 4th. The activities include a mix of art and craft, sensory, science and play ideas as well as books to read aloud during the month.


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April Play Calendar {2023}


April 2023 play calendar by Finding Myself Young

The April activity calendar focuses on Easter, egg, nature and Earth Day themed ideas for toddlers, preschoolers and school kids. The activities include a mix of art and craft, sensory, science and play ideas as well as books to read aloud during the month.


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Please note that the downloadable activity calendar PDFs are for personal or classroom use only and may not be shared, electronically uploaded or sold on any platform.

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