12 pieces of white or different colored construction paper
A photocopied grid 12 times
Take a blank piece of paper, your
pencil and ruler and create your grid. Here's how:
Draw 8 vertical lines, that is going
downwards, and 6 horizontal lines, that is going across, equally
spaced . You should end up with a grid of 7 squares across and 5
downwards. A total of, yes, 35 squares. Feel free to get a parent
or older sibling to help you.
Now get this photocopied 12 times, maybe do a few extra in
case you make mistakes.
Beginning with October, as this year Rosh Hashana falls on
September 29th, copy out the Hebrew and English dates in different
colors: The Hebrew date in the top right hand corner and the
English date in the bottom left hand side.
Here's the fun part. Now stick each month's grid on your
colored paper, leaving enough space at the top for writing the name
of the month in Hebrew and drawing a picture of the Festival that
occurs in that month or any picture you like for the months
without a Festival. For Cheshvan/November maybe you'll draw or cut
out from a magazine, a picture of autumn.
With a hole puncher, punch holes in the top of the calendar,
and thread string through the holes to hang it up in your room.
Don't forget to mark family birthdays and special days in
special colors so that you can look forward to them.