I have found by working with people in adult day care, there are two rules that remain constant. The first is not to give them too many choices. The second rule is to make them part of the process, they love to learn new things.
“March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” ―English Proverb
I have included a few guidelines for putting together a monthly calendar that is both fun and educational.
There is more to March than St. Patricks Day.
You will need:
glue (stick glue works best)
assorted decorative tapes
assorted designs punched out of construction paper
pens to color
The particular coloring design I used can be found at THIS link. The calendar is found HERE. But, feel free to look around and see if there is something you find that is better suited for your purposes. Make the copies on Cardstock.
It is easy to find thumbnail images that pertain to the important dates and birthday. I put these on one page and give them copies of it. (I am unable to show an example, but you can use regular copy paper for this).
IMPORTANT DATES FOR MARCH
St. Patricks Day – 3/17
Daylight Saving Time – 3/8
World Prayer Day – 3/6
National Plant a Flower Day – 3/21
Full Moon – 3/9
First Day of Spring – 3/19
SOME BIRTHDAYS TO CONSIDER
Garnett Morgan – born 3/4 (the inventor of the traffic light)
Pearl Bailey – born 3/29
Aretha – born 3/25
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MARCH
March was the first month of the year in the Roman calendar.
March is named for Martius, the Roman God of War. Because battles were not fought during the winter, they began again in March.
The birthstone is an aquamarine.
The flower is the daffodil.
March and June always end the month on the same day of the year.
March is considered the most unproductive month of the year in the United States. The reason? March Madness.
Again, this is just an example to get you started!!!! This gives them consistency and also something to look forward to!! They have started asking when we are going to make a calendar for the next month.
I would love to see other examples of consistent crafts that others have used!