Calendar Connections ~ Explorers

My wonderful friend Shannon is still working with me to create the Calendar Connections cards. She is a fellow inner city missionary with me and also a homeschooler {and former school teacher}. She has 4 kiddos ages 1, 6, 12, and 14. She wrote the facts for this set and I created the final file, it was a total team effort! In order to help support their missionary family, all books linked in the file and in the Amazon widgets are linked to her account. If you make a purchase through those links you will be supporting their family!!!

We chose an Explorer theme for October ~ just to switch things up a bit.


The facts are written at a 3-6th grade level but you will be able to water them down for younger kids. It’s a great way to involve your entire family in exploring a particular theme.  This particular theme may be a bit harder to water down, but you’ll have to be the judge based on your kiddos!  Without any cute animal pictures, the younger crowd may have a harder time connecting to the exciting facts.

On the first card, Shannon challenges the kids to find places on a map or atlas as they learn about each discovery.  Slide4I think this is an awesome idea and will make this unit not only a lesson on Explorers but also a great geography lesson. 

The cards fit my particular pocket chart calendar {which is currently IN STOCK and on SALE at Oriental Trading}, item # IN-62/2017…


but you could use a poster foam board and velcro to easily create your own set up. You could also use a standard pocket chart. They seem like they would fit in this calendar on Amazon but I am not certain.

I am now creating smaller sets to go along with the small pocket charts found currently in the Target $1 section. Here is what they look like…

Calendar Connections Small Explorers

Be sure to visit this post for a tutorial of how to sew your $1 pocket chart into a calendar! I also uploaded the mini version for Rainforest, you can see everything available on the main Calendar Connections webpage.

I printed my numbers on cardstock and laminated them before cutting them apart.

You can download these for FREE here!

You can use most of our Calendar Connections cards for any month! We are slowly building up what we hope will be a wide variety of themes to choose from!

OCean Life Calendar Connections  Rain Forest Calendar Connections web