Each year I like to make a "thumbprint" calendar with my kids. This year they are soooo cute, and I know the parents are going to LOVE them! They're very simple to make, and my favorite part about them is that each student's looks a little bit different. This year I made a smaller version that I usually make because I wanted to use my personal scotch mini-laminator because I like the tight seal that's around the edge and there's no cutting! However, I think I'm still going to have to use a full sized laminator.
I can't believe I did this, but this year I did the whole thing for 19 students in one entire morning! While the kids were working on "Daily 5" I pulled them over and we worked non-stop!!!
January-snowflake (next year I think I want to make a little mitten)
May-butterfly (you could also make a flower)
July-fireworks (I have also done a flag before.)
I'm sure there are lots of other pictures or objects that could be made. I have also seen this completed with a different page for each month of the year, but to save time I usually just use the one page calendar.
I used an inking pad from Lakeshore that saved lots of time. I also used tons of baby wipes to wipe off fingers when we changed colors.