Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Don't Throw it Away! (Calendars)

I probably should have posted this back in January!  However, on the off chance that you haven't gotten around to throwing out your old calendars, DON'T!  They're another great resource for DIY therapy materials!

Here are some examples from calendars I had:

How cute are these puppies?  Aside from being adorable, check out their faces.  You can use them for describing emotion, describing how you think they would/should feel in different situations (remember, you have 12 pictures!).  You could use them to teach adjectives as well:  sleepy, playful, spotted, etc.

I found the calendar above at the dollar store.  In each picture, some of the friends (a giraffe, bear, duck, and bunny) are pictured doing different actions.  These pictures are great for sentence formulation, describing a scene, describing weather, etc.

Have you re-used calendar pages in therapy?  Tell us about it!

PS, If you have an awesome "Don't Throw it Away" tip that you'd like to share in a guest post, send me an email at cmanchester57@gmail.com


  1. Old calendars are a great source of pictures to make big books. I found a bunch of calendar pictures that had action pictures. I labeled the picture with the action word, and put them pages together to make an Action Words book. I did another book where I stuck an Angry Bird sticker on each page and we discuss where the Angry Bird is.

    1. I LOVE the idea of adding stickers for describing location! Thanks for sharing that idea!!


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