Smartphones are a convenient way to quickly and easily enter important dates and events into your calendar. Many phones allow for syncing with emails and work computers as well as with the calendars of other members of your team or family. But what about those who don’t have phones? Parents and teachers of small children, we’re looking at you. If you want to keep yourself and others organized, we recommend investing in a dry erase chalkboard calendar.
Dry erase chalkboard calendars feature a permanent outline for individual days in a month and users fill in the rest of the information that is appropriate for the corresponding month. These calendars often come with dry erase markers in a variety of colors that allow for creating color-coded and eye-catching schedules. Whether you’re trying to organize your own kids, your students, members of a volunteer organization or keep employees up-to-date on important events by displaying a large calendar in the communal break room, dry erase chalkboard calendars are customizable and convenient.
Studies have shown that physically writing something down helps store this item in a person’s memory better than typing it. Reminders on your phone and computer are great, but the act of actually writing down your next doctor’s appointment may have a more lasting impact on your ability to not only remember the event but also prepare for it ahead of time. If you need to organize yourself and others, dry erase chalkboard calendars are a great start.
1. Lushleaf Designs Magnetic Refrigerator Home School Chore Chart Set
Get organized and get motivated with the Lushleaf Designs Magnetic Refrigerator Home School Chore Chart Set. The set includes a 17” x 11” magnetic dry erase chalkboard calendar and a matching chore chart that includes spots for all seven days of the week. Both magnets are made with premium dry erase lamination and are water-resistant. Featuring a thick backing magnet, the magnets will stay in place while users write on them using one of the liquid chalk magnets that come with convenient magnetic caps. An empty spray bottle and magnetic whiteboard eraser are included for quick and easy cleanup.
Pros: The set includes 30 reusable icons with 14 unique designs that are waterproof, tear-resistant and help to easily organize the calendar, with options for doctors’ appointments, birthdays and travel.
Cons: The markers included can be difficult to read on the black chalkboard.
2. Lushleaf Designs Magnetic Chalkboard Calendar and Shopping List
If a chore chart isn’t necessary for your organizing needs, we recommend trying Lushleaf Designs’ other options. The Magnetic Chalkboard Calendar and Shopping List comes with three magnets, including the large 11” x 17” blank calendar. Users will also get a smaller 9” x 6” lined magnet that can be used for shopping lists, as well as a kitchen conversion magnet that is useful for baking and cooking. All three magnets are made with premium dry erase lamination and are water-resistant.
Pros: The set of three magnets also includes five liquid chalk markers, a whiteboard eraser, 30 reusable icons and an empty spray bottle to help with cleaning.
Cons: Dry erase markers are not recommended as they will not show up on the magnets as well as liquid chalk markers.
3. MoKo Magnetic Dry Erase Calendar
For an eye-catching calendar that makes color-coding multiple events easy, we recommend the MoKo Magnetic Dry Erase Calendar. The calendar comes with eight vibrant markers that each include a magnetic cap for convenient storage. The 16” x 12” calendar is made with UV curable varnish and rubber and sits on top of a dry erase PVC board that is backed by a durable and flexible magnet. The calendar also includes a small lined area near the top for monthly notes.
Pros: In addition to the calendar and markers, users will also receive a 12” x 5” lined magnet that is ideal for shopping lists.
Cons: Depending on how the calendar is shipped it may arrive with a crease.
4. Yaze Magnet Large Magnetic Dry Erase Calendar with Chalkboard Design
For a calendar that can be seen from a distance, we recommend the Yaze Magnet Large Magnetic Dry Erase Calendar with Chalkboard Design. Measuring 20” x 17”, the oversized calendar is ideal for small children who are learning how to read or for use in large rooms. The calendar features a strong and flexible magnetic backing that can attach to a flat or curved surface. The calendar comes with fine-tip chalk markers that are clear to read and comfortable to use when writing.
Pros: Yaze uses stain-resistant technology to ensure that residual ink from the chalk markers is not visible after the calendar has been cleaned.
Cons: Yaze only includes four markers and they do not have magnetic caps like the other options on our list.