Monday, December 21, 2015

DIY 2016 Calendar Gift

As I racked my brain for another Christmas gift the children could make their parents, I went over all the cute gifts we've made in the past.  Many ornaments, cute pictures and plenty of glitter crossed my mind.  When the idea finally came to me I knew exactly what to do!

I found an amazing website that I want to share with you!  Have you been to Twinkl?  I find myself on their site at least twice a week.  Not just for school, but for home, too!  Twinkl is a place of unique, teacher created planning materials and teaching resources.  I don't use worksheets in school and I still use this site so much! One of my most favorite things about Twinkl is their graphics.  They are consistent with all their materials and are simply perfect for children to recognize and relate to. I could go on and on about all the wonderful resources there are, but it would take way too long.  Have a look!  I have a few more posts to give you some ideas on how you can use them either in your home or classroom.

On with this one!
I printed off this simple calendar from Twinkl.  I had taken some pictures of the kids earlier in the week to put in the center.  I also glued the print onto some heavy tag board.  Next up, decorate!

We used Kwik Stix, but any type of medium would work.  Markers, pastels, watercolors, crayons, colored pencils, tempera paints...etc.  I also gave them a pile of sequins and glue.  So sparkly!

We also added a bit of rick rack so families can hang them up.  Here is the one my son made, all hung up and proud.  (He couldn't wait until Christmas to give us his present...even though I already knew what it was.)  :)

Twinkl would also make a perfect gift this season!  

Twinkl Educational Publishing

*I received a 6 month membership to Twinkl in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and property of Getting Messy With Ms. Jessi.

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