Special Days Cards for Your Giant Wall Calendar

As of today, these are the 92 special days cards included with every giant wall calendar.

 Giant printable wall calendar by Luftmensch Designs

These cards don't just fit your wall calendar, they are the perfect size to be used for lots of other work, too.

Here are just some ideas of extension work you can do with these cards:

  • Sort the cards by holiday type (e.g. religious holidays/bank holidays/school holidays/etc.)
  • Use the cards for language work by creating a tray pairing a holiday with small objects that are associated with that holiday
  • Older children can arrange the cards in different ways: alphabetically, by date, by type of special day, etc.
  • Younger children can arrange the cards by color. These cards feature beautiful watercolor illustrations, and they are perfect for color sorting.

What's Included?

Don't see some special days you're looking for? I keep an ongoing wish list of new cards to create for my customers. Send me an email and I'll add your request to the list.

Divider Cards to help you stay organized

  1. winter
  2. spring
  3. summer
  4. fall
  5. blanks
  6. monthly

Fall

  1. Back to school
  2. Happy birthday Dr. Montessori (August 31, 1870)
  3. Autumnal Equinox ((usually falls on September 20, 21, 22, 22, or 23)
  4. Labor Day (first Monday in September)
  5. The Month of Elul begins (typically occurs around August to September)
  6. Rosh Hashanah begins (usually in September)
  7. Yom Kippur (ten days after Rosh Hashanah)
  8. Sukkot begins (seven day festival, begins five days after Yom Kippur)
  9. International Day of Peace (September 21st)
  10. Indigenous Peoples Day (second Monday in October)
  11. Columbus Day  (second Monday in October)
  12. Shemini Atzeret (begins right after Sukkot ends)
  13. Simchat Torah (Celebrated during Shemini Atzeret)
  14. Diwali begins (usually end of October or early November)
  15. Halloween (October 31st)
  16. Dia de los Muertos begins (October 31st)
  17. Veteran’s Day (November 11th)
  18. Thanksgiving (fourth Thursday in November)
  19. St. Lucia’s Day (December 13th)

Winter

  1. Winter Solstice (usually falls on December 20, 21 22, 22, or 23)
  2. Hanukkah Begins/All eight nights of Hanukkah (typically falls between late November and late December)
  3. First day of winter break
  4. Last day of winter break
  5. Winter break activity cards (cover to be used if you make cards for your students)
  6. Bake cookies to share
  7. Decorate with dried orange slices & cranberries
  8. Play outside
  9. Watch for winter birds
  10. Write down your favorite memories of the year
  11. Build a snowman
  12. Enjoy the decorations around town
  13. Build a gingerbread house
  14. Write a letter to a loved one
  15. Catch snowflakes on your tongue
  16. Find winter flowers
  17. Read stories by candlelight
  18. Invite friends over for hot cocoa
  19. Christmas Eve (December 24th)
  20. Christmas Day (December 25th)
  21. Kwanzaa, all seven nights (December 26th through January 1st)
  22. New Year’s Day (January 1st)
  23. Tu Bishvat  (typically falls in January or February)
  24. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (third Monday in January)
  25. Chinese New Year (typically falls in January or February)
  26. 100th Day of School
  27. Valentine’s Day (February 14th)
  28. Family Day (Canada, third Monday in February)
  29. Presidents Day (third Monday in February)
  30. Leap Day (February 29th)
  31. Purim (usually occurs in February or March)
  32. Holi begins (usually in the middle of March)

Spring

  1. Vernal Equinox (usually falls on March 19, 20, 21, or 22)
  2. Library Week begins (usually the second week in April)
  3. Pesach begins (usually occurs in March or April)
  4. Vaisakhi (usually April 13th or 14th)
  5. Yom HaShoah (usually occurs in April or May)
  6. Yom HaZikaron (usually occurs in April)
  7. Yom HaAtzmaut (occurs the day after Yom HaZikaron)
  8. Easter (the Sunday after the Vernal Equinox)
  9. Earth Day (April 22nd)
  10. May Day (May 1st)
  11. Children’s Book Week Begins (usually occurs in May)
  12. Cinco de Mayo (May 5th)
  13. Ramadan beings (Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, which is 10 to 11 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar, so the timing of Ramadan migrates thought the seasons. In 2020, Ramadan will begin in April.)
  14. Mother’s Day (second Sunday in May)
  15. Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
  16. Eid al Fitr (the first day after Ramadan ends)
  17. Father’s Day (third Sunday in June)
  18. Shavuot (50 days after the first Pesach seder, usually occurs in May or June)

Summer

  1. First day of Summer!
  2. Summer Solstice aka midsummer / first day of summer! (usually falls on June 20, 21, or 22.)
  3. Independence Day (July 4th)
  4. Tisha B’Av (usually occurs in July or August)

Monthly

  1. New moon
  2. Waxing crescent
  3. First quarter
  4. Waxing gibbous
  5. Full moon
  6. Waning gibbous
  7. Last quarter
  8. Waning crescent

Blanks

  1. Fall background
  2. School supplies background
  3. Spring background
  4. 8 blank cards
  5. Field trip!
January 01, 2020 — Lori Oster

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