Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter Calendar {free printables!}

As we are about to enter into Holy Week I thought I'd share some printables I've been working on to be used the fifty days of Easter. I created this calendar that you're free to print out and use with your family this Easter:


Click link below for free printable word document from Google Docs:




You can use this calendar in several different ways: color each square as the days pass, affix a small treat each day (e.g. m&m, gum drop, jelly bean), add a sticker, or if you prefer, I've also made a set of symbols you may print (see link above) that you may print and use with the calendar.


These pictures incorporate several traditional symbols of Easter. There are 5 sets of symbols: an Easter egg, peacock feather, Easter Bell, butterfly and dove. You may alternate the pictures throughout the 50 squares of the calendar or place them together by set of 10 (if you choose the latter method I'd recommend reserving the doves for last as a nice way to count down to Pentecost!). A little dab of glue stick or tape will work great for these. Here is an idea of what your calendar will look like with the pictures attached:

Note: you will need to trim the pictures just a little bit smaller than the squares on the grid to make them all fit nicely. Just trim away some of the extra white margin on the bottom, and you'll have a perfect fit.




If you'd like to discuss these popular Easter symbols with your children in further depth, Charlotte from Waltzing Matilda has put together a great little printable booklet here. Also, Shower of Roses has some wonderful ideas on incorporating Easter symbols into your celebrations here.


I've also put together a set of 50 printable Easter prayers for use with a Family Prayer Jar that I'll be sharing early next week so be sure to come check those out if you'd like to use them along with the calendar. I'm working on sets for each liturgical season, so also come back during Ordinary Time to print the next set!


I hope these printables help make your Easter celebrations special!

Wishing you all a truly blessed Holy Week!





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6 comments:

  1. wow - thanks :) I love the prayer card idea!

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    1. You're very welcome! Glad you like it! :)

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  2. Erin, I just love your Easter stuff! I found this count down calendar too late for 2013- but would love to save it for future years. Can you please put the files on google docs as well (the Easter story wreath is just fantastic!!), since scribd has changed their policies? Thank you SOO much!!

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  3. I would love to use this with my littles this year--but I don't have access to it via Scribd. Is there another way you could share this, if you are able? Lovely work!

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  4. Thanks for sharing Erin, if you need some more quality calendar templates visit http://www.pptstar.com/diagrams/timeline-calendar-diagram/ sure you'll find there some quality calendar templates for the next year. Good luck.

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