Need a way to keep your youth informed about upcoming events, birthdays, and weekly activities without having to make more announcements or send out more postcards? Try creating an interactive calendar on the wall of your youth room. Mark off the lines for your one-month-at-a-glance calendar on a wall (the bigger the calendar the better!). Use masking tape to cover over all the lines.
Next, paint the entire space of the calendar with a chalkboard paint available at craft stores and hardware stores. Once dry, remove the tape and your calendar is ready! Add a chalk tray underneath for added convenience and put one or more youth in charge of adding the new dates and events each month. The beauty of this calendar is that it also allows youth to add their own notes to the calendar such as performances for their upcoming play or their next track meet they want you to come watch. And the next time you make an oral announcement during youth group for your auditory learners, make sure to send your visual learners over to the chalkboard for added memory reinforcement!