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The thing I love most about having a monthly activity calendar for our family is that it makes it easy to be more intentional about spending quality time together.
As parents, it’s so easy to get caught up in all the tasks on our to-do list and forget to slow down and enjoy more happy moments with our kids.
Most of the activities on our activity calendar (except the family nights and some of the weekend activities) don’t take longer than 30 minutes, but building this simple habit of spending quality time together every day made such a big difference!
If you are looking for easy ways to keep kids busy and have fun together, I invite you to try this calendar as well!
It will offer you an easy activity to try with your kids every day to connect with them and make them feel loved! And I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do!
How is this activity calendar different
There are plenty of activity calendars online, but I wanted something different.
Although I love discovering awesome activity ideas on Pinterest, I realize that I won’t be able to put them into practice every day.
I don’t want to waste time gathering a lot of materials or preparing activities. I just want to have something easy and fun to do with my child every day so we can enjoy more happy moments together.
This is not a calendar with activities for kids to do on their own. Every single activity is meant to include the parent as well.
Because every time you do one of these activities with your kids, and you draw, build, read, create something with them, you get the chance to get closer to them and build a strong, loving relationship. And this is what this monthly calendar is all about!
What we included in our monthly activity calendar
Here are the themes I chose for our calendar:
Monday: Family sharing time
Friday: Family night
Saturday: Theme of the month
Every Saturday is dedicated to the theme of the month. This brings something new to each month and adds more fun to every week.
For April, the theme is “Celebrating spring”.
How to download and use the Family Time Calendar
If you want to use the Family Time Calendar with your kids, here are 3 easy steps to get started:
- Download the printable Family Time Calendar using the link below.
2. You’ll receive the printable calendar per email together with a link to a special page where you’ll find all the details about the activities and the printable files you’ll need during the month.
3. Display the calendar in your home, and start enjoying happy moments with your kids every day.
Our list of activity ideas for April
Here is a list of all the activity ideas included in our calendar.
After downloading the printable calendar you will also get access to a special page where you will find details about all these activities, including instructions and printable resources.
1 – Sticky wall with paper flowers
2 – Family night: game night with prizes
4 – Play chalk games
5 – Sharing: your favorite spring activity
6 – Read a book about nature.
7 – Build flowers out of playdough or paper
8 – Collaborative drawing: nature drawing
9 – Spring-themed movie night
10 – DIY spring bingo (printable included)
11 – Nature walk (+ egg carton treasure box)
12 – Sharing: favorite farm animal (and why you like it)
13 – Read a book about bugs.
14 – Build playdough insects
15 – Painted flowers
16 – Family night: Art night
17 – Plant seeds together
18 – Copycat dance game
19 – Sharing: a place in nature that you love
20 – Read a book outside
21 – Build a rainbow windsock
22 – Butterfly symmetry painting
23 – Movie night: Nature documentaries
24 – Compliment flowers (printable included)
25 – Playful family picnic
26 – Share: rainy day fun
27 – Read a book about birds.
(great books about birds for kids: The Little Book of Backyard Bird Songs, The Big Book of Birds, Backpack Explorer: Bird Watch: What Will You Find?)
28 – Build a nest
29 – Make a collage out of old magazines
30 – Family night: Cozy fun
⭐ To get all the details about the activities and the printable files mentioned in the calendar, download the April activity calendar from here.
I wish you a wonderful month of April with many happy moments with your kids!