Friday, November 21, 2008

matching pictures

Have you noticed how into matching I am lately?
The children LOVE matching lessons.

Especially this one...

I cut apart a calendar that I discovered last weekend...

hidden at the bottom of a box full of random treasures.
Is it strange to save calendars for multiple years past their expiration date?

I think not! Look at what a perfect use I finally found for it!

How to make it:

1. Cut apart all the mini pictures from the back of the calendar.
2. Cut apart the main pages of the calendar.
3. Laminate the whole lot of it.
4. Stick a square of velcro (rought side) to one corner of each big picture.
5. Stick a smaller square (soft side) to the center of each mini picture.
6. Hang the big pictures everywhere and put the mini pictures in a
a basket that's fun to carry.
7. Watch the children carry the basket...

all over the classroom
matching pictures
all morning long!

* You might want to check cubbies before the children go home for the day - the mini pictures proved to be quite swipe-able! :)


  1. So cool! I am off to search the darker recesses of my home for random calendars - I know they are out there and now they need to come back to me!!!!!!

  2. Terrific idea that makes great use of calendars I'd otherwise be throwing away! I just pulled out a 2008 one I'm not using and will make this weekend.

    And my 19-mo-old loves matching things - like DVDs to their cases, and cover pages to the matching photos within the books, so I'm betting she will love this.

  3. This is such a neat idea. I think my daughter will love this one.

  4. These are great, especially the frizbe-dog!

  5. OMG! I have that exact calender! It's old now, but I've kept the photos and have them stuck on my bedroom walls! Old calenders need love too!


  6. I love this, if just because it gives me a way to reuse my pretty calendar! :)

  7. Hi Anne,
    I've been enjoying your blog for years and am so glad you are back! I love this idea and the children in our atrium have really enjoyed it too! I just put a link to this post on my blog. You can see it here:

    Thanks for your inspiration and your wonderful blog!


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