The beauty of a Waldorf Perpetual Calendar is that it helps a child visualize the passing of time. They see that the months rotate around the circle and see that they will come around again. They have a visual reminder that after winter comes spring, and then summer, and then fall, and then winter again. It is just as God promised in His Word. “While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease.” (Genesis 8:22)
Read more about the calendar here: Waldorf Perpetual Calendar
This is a PDF file. No physical item will be shipped. You will need to print and assemble the calendar. There are five different wheels and an optional hanger. One of the hangers has words from the song “Great is Thy Faithfulness.” The other one is smaller and just has the word “Today” and a sun and a moon.
optional: thin cardboard and cord for hanging
Print pages 4-7 on stiff card stock. Choose “shrink to size.”
Cut each circle out carefully leaving no white showing. Cut out the hanger you wish to use.
You may wish to glue light cardboard to the back of the larger three circles and on the back of the triangular shaped hanger you choose to use. I used the cardboard from a cereal box when I made mine. Laminating them would also be an option.
Punch holes in the center of the small circle on each wheel and hanger using a sharp object such as a large needle or a small screwdriver. Attach circles in order shown with brad in center.
You may punch holes in the corners of the hanger and hang using a string.