Here's another project that the big kid brought home from preschool the other day: a handprint calendar.

This handprint calendar for preschoolers is an easy craft that can be made with stuff most parents already have at home. Laminate it at an office store and give it as a gift!

I'll admit, my eyes got a little misty when I pulled this out of his backpack. I feel so lucky to have found a preschool where he's thriving and learning. I thought I was going to have to leave most of my other passions behind after I had kids, since it was so hard for me to trust anyone else with them. It's been a long road, but to see us at this place where we're all so joyful and creating beauty both independently and together…I'm proud of our progress. I'm proud of myself for learning how to ask for help. It takes a village, you guys.

And for anyone wondering…the answer is yes, I just MIGHT turn this whole blog into a showcase spot for my children's preschool artwork.

Because I can.

Handprint Calendar, Month-by-Month

All you need to duplicate this at home is a 2016 printable calendar (here ya go), cardstock to print it on, acrylic paint, construction paper, some Sharpies for accenting the pictures and writing out the text, and a way of binding the calendar together. You could even get it laminated at a local print shop!

This handprint calendar for preschoolers is an easy craft that can be made with stuff most parents already have at home. Laminate it at an office store and give it as a gift!

January phrase: “I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony” – The New Seekers

This handprint calendar for preschoolers is an easy craft that can be made with stuff most parents already have at home. Laminate it at an office store and give it as a gift!

February phrase: “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” – Winnie the Pooh

This handprint calendar for preschoolers is an easy craft that can be made with stuff most parents already have at home. Laminate it at an office store and give it as a gift!

March phrase: “I am a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson

This handprint calendar for preschoolers is an easy craft that can be made with stuff most parents already have at home. Laminate it at an office store and give it as a gift!

April phrase: “March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers.” – English Proverb

This handprint calendar for preschoolers is an easy craft that can be made with stuff most parents already have at home. Laminate it at an office store and give it as a gift!

May phrase: “A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” – Victor Hugo

This handprint calendar for preschoolers is an easy craft that can be made with stuff most parents already have at home. Laminate it at an office store and give it as a gift!

June phrase: “You're my Nemo. If you get lost in the great, big ocean, I'll find you.” – Marlin

This handprint calendar for preschoolers is an easy craft that can be made with stuff most parents already have at home. Laminate it at an office store and give it as a gift!

July phrase: “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

This handprint calendar for preschoolers is an easy craft that can be made with stuff most parents already have at home. Laminate it at an office store and give it as a gift!

August phrase: “I tried to draw my soul but all I could think of was flowers.” – Natalya Lobanova

This handprint calendar for preschoolers is an easy craft that can be made with stuff most parents already have at home. Laminate it at an office store and give it as a gift!

September phrase: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

This handprint calendar for preschoolers is an easy craft that can be made with stuff most parents already have at home. Laminate it at an office store and give it as a gift!

October phrase: “Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.” – Carol Bishop Hipps

This handprint calendar for preschoolers is an easy craft that can be made with stuff most parents already have at home. Laminate it at an office store and give it as a gift!

November phrase: ” We should be thankful too. We should be thankful for being together. I think that's what they mean by Thanksgiving.” – Peppermint Patty

This handprint calendar for preschoolers is an easy craft that can be made with stuff most parents already have at home. Laminate it at an office store and give it as a gift!

December phrase: “It came without ribbons, it came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more!” – Dr Seuss

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This handprint calendar for preschoolers is an easy craft that can be made with stuff most parents already have at home. Laminate it at an office store and give it as a gift!I'd hand-write the text to make it uniform and personal, or you could copy-paste it into a Word doc or do a quick Google search and you're bound to find a ton of cute formatted printable versions of these phrases. Pin this idea for later and have fun making your own handprint calendar with your kids!