This unique and beautiful perpetual calendar, developed out of Montessori education, was designed to help children learn the rhythm of the year.
The Annual Calendar Ring set from Grimm's Spiel & Holz of Germany includes 12 segments, each representing one month of the year, and colors represent seasons: green shades for spring, yellow for summer, red for fall, and blue for winter.
Every Sunday, move a marble or candle one hole from left to right for the current month to represent the week.
Add one marble daily to the outer ring of 31 holes, which represent the days of the month. (You may wish to assign one color to each day of the week, for instance, Monday-purple; Tuesday-red, Wednesday-yellow, etc.)
At the end of the month, clear the ring in anticipation of the new month and move one segment forward.
Add the set of 12 decorative figures (which can also be used in our birthday ring) to represent each month of the year.
Place extra marbles or seasonal treasure found in nature in the wooden bowl at the center.
Optional set of decorative figures includes:
NOTE: For decorative purposes only. This is not a toy. Adult supervision required when candles are lit. Brass Candles Holders (sold separately) are required to hold candles within the ring.
A beautiful way to mark the seasons, celebrate birthdays, and observe the passing of the year!