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How to Create a Family Calendar

We all have busy, hectic schedules. Keep your family's schedule in check with a family calendar.


  • Step 1: Get marker board Get a monthly dry-erase calendar and place it where everyone in the household can easily see it. You can also purchase a calendar or print monthly pages online.
  • Step 2: Assign colors Assign a different marker color for each member in the family.
  • Step 3: Fill in events Fill in the activities for the month for each family member.
  • TIP: Include holidays, activities, and events.
  • Step 4: Write Write legibly and abbreviate when possible. Include important information such as location and time.
  • Step 5: Erase Erase and rewrite any changes to the calendar when they occur. Use a cloth for the dry-erase calendar.
  • Step 6: Personalize Personalize the board by taping on a nice family photo. Now sit back and relax knowing that your family is more organized!
  • FACT: Leap years occur to keep our calendar in alignment with the earth's revolution around the sun.

You Will Need

  • Monthly dry-erase calendar
  • Calendar
  • Internet access
  • Printer
  • Different colored dry-erase markers
  • Organization
  • Cloth
  • Family photo

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