19 February 2010

Games with old calendars

This week we tried out another great activity idea from mama smiles and cut up an old calendar to make a matching game, matching the larger pictures with the smaller copies from the back of the calendar.

We also had another old calendar that didn't have smaller pictures so instead we cut the pictures in half to make a game of matching halves.

Sunnyboy enjoyed both these games and we're now hunting for more old calendars.

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  1. I'm so glad sunnyboy enjoyed the matching game, and I really like your matching halves idea that you did with the calendar that didn't have little pictures!

  2. That is a great way to use calendars. Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. What a fun idea! I am always saving old calendars because the pictures are so I have a good use for them!

  4. What great ideas! 1st time visiting your blog! You have some great ideas!

  5. Hello,
    Calanders are realli inexpensive right now at our local $2 type store...they have been going out for 50c.If you have anyshop like that there you could have a look.

  6. Oh what a great idea! My husband's grandma gets everyone a calendar every year. I tried telling her that as a couple, my husband and I do not need separate calendars. I only have space in the kitchen to hang one up. This is a great thing to do with our extra calendar!

  7. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing these links.

  8. Great idea! We will try this soon!

  9. What a wonderful way to reuse calenders! Thanks for sharing. Depending on the age of the child you can match 2,4 parts or even make a puzzle- how awesome!

    I hope to get back on the blog circuit soon. Only a few more months of demanding schoolwork left, then it is extern-ship and working in a pharmacy (is that chemist in England?)!

    Have a wonderful week. Thanks again for linking.

    Make-Do Mondays @ Practically Perfect Life

  10. That's a great idea. Matching and sorting games are always a hit aren't they?!

  11. What a great idea! Now I need to find some old calendars!

    Ann Marie @Household6Diva
    (stoppin by from WFMW)

  12. Great idea! Thank you!! I have old calendars around here somewhere.....