I’ve searched high and low for an interactive Chinese Calendar, and it’s hard to find something that focuses on the principle without being excessively decorated. Therefore, I decided to create interactive wheels for my children to understand past, present, and future and learn how to read important Chinese words about these concepts. As always, I am happy to share these with other friends and families! In this post, you will find the following in simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese:
- Days of the Week Wheel
- Months of the Year Wheel
For the Days of the Week Wheel, we have 2 versions:
- 周一, 二, 三… (
- 星期一, 二, 三… (xīngqí yī, èr, sān…)
Since we are a Christian family, the 周 wheel has 主日 (zhǔ rì / Lord’s Day) in place of 周日 (
What you need:
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- Calendar wheel templates: free download in our Printables Library for subscribers!
- Laminating pouches
- If you prefer not to pin to corkboard, you can use paper fasteners
What to do:
- Print pdf file on different colors of paper. My daughter likes choosing the colors!
- Laminate each page
- Cut out circles
- Trim empty cells – I recommend this so that the important characters stand out more (shown in below image)
- Pin to corkboard so that your child can visualize all wheels
My daughter has so much fun spinning the wheels! And it’s so helpful being able to compare the months of the year and days of the week side by side.
More FREE interactive calendar printables
If you also need a monthly Chinese calendar, check out our Interactive Chinese Calendar!
For Chinese New Year, your family can also enjoy our interactive Chinese Zodiac Wheel in simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, and English!
Does your family use 周, 星期, or 礼拜? Should I make a 礼拜 Days of the Week Wheel? Feel free to leave a comment with your suggestions!
If you use our calendar printables, please tag @chalkacademy and use the hashtag #ChalkAcademy on Instagram and Facebook! We’d love to share it with our kids who get excited knowing that other families are learning the same things as them! 🙂
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