Free Planners and Calendars
As I begin to prepare for next year, getting a new planner is the first thing on my to-do list. But instead of buying one, I’ll download mine for free! There are so many free planners and calendars available online. I actually prefer to use these free planners instead of purchased ones. The most obvious reason is the cost savings, but that’s not the only benefit.
What I like most about these free printable planners and calendars is that I can mix and match pages from various sources to create the perfect custom-made planner. I’ve never found a store-bought planner that I was completely happy with. Now, I can use the calendar pages from one printable, the weekly planning pages from another, and the checklist from a third source. I end up with a planner that meets our needs better than anything I could buy.
These free printables also make it easy to try a new method of planning. You can print a few pages for a trial run, rather than buying an entire planner in the store. If you decide the new planning method isn’t a good fit, all you’ve lost is a few pages of paper and a little ink.
Here are some of the free planners and calendars I’ve found:
7 Step Homeschool Planner – Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool provides over 500 downloadable pages you can mix and match to create a custom planner. It includes a lesson planner, attendance records, calendars, goal sheets, and much more.
Personal Planner Printables – The Scattered Squirrel offers a large selection of daily, weekly, and monthly planner pages.
Middle & High School Planner – These downloads from Homeschool Creations include a daily schedule page, plus pages for long term planning, tracking credits, and more.
Homeschool Planning Pages – My Joy-Filled Life’s planning pages include calendars, assignment sheets, attendance tracker, reading log, grade record, and much more.
Simple Planner – Faith Trail Academy made this planner available at no charge on Teachers Pay Teachers. The planner includes weekly & daily planning pages, as well as a goal setting page. For more information about using the planner, see this post.
Homeschool Planner – The Relaxed Homeschool’s planner includes a calendar, weekly docket, daily docket, goal sheets, field trip planner, curriculum planner, reading log, and much more.
Homeschool Planner Printables – This planner set, created by Christian Book, provides calendars, weekly planner, hourly planner, attendance tracker, reading log, field trip log, curriculum shopping list, to-do list, goal tracking pages, and many more forms and planning pages.
The Charlotte Mason Mother’s Planner – This planner from Everyday Graces Homeschool includes a weekly planning page, daily habits page, a book log, and more. It also features beautiful art and quotes.
Homeschooling With Confidence Planner – Homeschooling 4 Him’s planner includes a book log, attendance record, monthly & weekly planning pages, and journaling pages.
Homeschool Planning Worksheets – This planner, created by Table Life Blog, includes pages for daily, monthly, and weekly use.
Weekly Assignments Check List – Starts at Eight’s checklist-style planner is excellent for assigning lessons and other tasks.
Homeschool Student Planner – Inspire the Mom’s planner includes a “year at a glance” page, daily and weekly planning pages, a field trip tracker, a reading log, and more.
Homeschool Planner – Living Life & Learning’s planner has a calendar, weekly and daily planning pages, unit study and field trip planning pages, and an attendance log.
Long-Range Homeschool Planner – This planner, created by Jen Merckling, includes pages for planning curriculum choices, listing needed materials, scheduling field trips, setting long-range goals, and more.
Time Blocking Worksheets – Hey Donna provides several time blocking templates, plus a detailed explanation of how to use time blocking to plan your day and increase your productivity.
Homeschool Assignment & Chore Sheets – These printable sheets, from Happy Brown House, are great for helping kids become more independent with their daily responsibilities.
Family Calendar & Lesson Planner – This printable, from The Homeschool Resource Room, includes calendar pages and lesson planning pages.
Digital Planning – If printable planners aren’t your thing, this post at Faith & Good Works explains how to plan digitally on an iPad. A downloadable daily plan of action is available.
The Reverse Homeschool Planner – Rather than planning lessons in advance, these pages created by This Simple Balance, are used to record what you actually do each day in your homeschool.
If you need a simple calendar, without all the planner pages and other resources, try the templates on these websites. They each offer multiple formats and styles.
Note: This post was originally published on June 6, 2021, and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
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