27 Desktop Calendars That Will Change the Way You Start Your Day

Most are under $10!

There’s something so fun about the daily surprises that a desktop calendar brings. And if you think adults enjoy desktop calendars, students enjoy them even more. 

Desktop calendars serve as more than just a reminder of what day it is. You can use the daily pages as morning icebreakers, incorporate them into writing prompts or add the act of updating the calendar to your responsibilities chart. 

We scoured Amazon to curate a list of our favorite desktop calendars for teachers. 

Just a heads up. As editors, we keep our eyes peeled to spot trends, find cool stuff, and write about things that we love and think you will enjoy too. This post contains affiliate links. We may receive a small commission when you purchase through our links, at no cost to you.

1. Every Day’s A Holiday

Celebrate all the tiny, silly days with this daily desktop calendar. 

2. Word-A-Day Calendar

Calling all word nerds! Expand students’ vocabulary by learning new words each day like oppugn, billet-doux, and mellifluous. 

3. Amazing Trivia Calendar

This desktop calendar is packed with interesting questions and unexpected answers. Like: Who invented the swivel chair? Thomas Jefferson. And, Who wrote Johnny Cash’s song “A Boy Named Sue”? Shel Silverstein. 

4. Laugh Out Loud Jokes

Holy moly. This desktop calendar is jam-packed with 1,000 jokes (like: What’s a frog’s favorite kind of music? Hip-hop!)! It will have students rolling with laughs. 

22. Teachers Cartoon-A-Day Calendar

Oh hiii. 👋 This desktop calendar makes me feel seen. 

6. History Channel: This Day in History Calendar

History teachers will love these daily reflections on influential events, accomplishments, and inventions. 

7. So You’re Saying There’s a Chance? Calendar

Inspire curiosity with your students through this daily desktop calendar. It is packed with interesting stats that will make you ponder. For example: Did you know your odds of finding a four-leaf clover on your first try are one in 10,000?

8. Happy Notes Calendar

This desk calendar contains 365 daily doses of instant happiness. 

9. Punny Doodle Calendar

This clever desktop calendar will help you squeeze the day. 😂 

10. Daily Brain Games

These daily puzzles make fun prompts or morning ice-breakers!  

11. You Had One Job! Calendar

These daily blunders are nice little reminders that silly slipups aren’t really that bad.


12. It’s Different Every Day Calendar

This daily desktop calendar contains daily surprises in the form of jokes, puns, silly games, and more.  

13. Jeopardy! Calendar

Tap into your inner Alex Trebek by challenging students with daily trivia in the familiar answer-and-question format. 

14. Wheel of Fortune Daily Calendar

While we’re on the topic of game shows, this Wheel of Fortune calendar is packed with fun and challenging word puzzles to solve each day. But sadly, it does not include the opportunity to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Jamaica. 

15. You Are Doing a Freaking Great Job Calendar

We love this desk-side pick-me-up for its daily affirmations, games, and fun little nuggets of information, like this one below.  

16. 1,000 Places to See Before You Die Calendar

Take your students on a field trip around the world with this daily desktop calendar. Each day includes stunning photos of bucket-list destinations accompanied by interesting quotes, travel advice, and trivia. 

17. Tasty Calendar

How genius is this calendar?! Each day features a different recipe with a code to scan to watch the step-by-step instructional video. You can check daily meal planning off your list! 

18. Life Hacks Calendar 

Learn daily tips, tricks, and shortcuts with this daily desktop calendar. For example: To make your kitchen smell lovely in five seconds, toss an ice cube and a mint leaf in your garbage disposal and voila! 

19. The New York Times Mini Crossword Calendar

These bite-sized daily crosswords are just enough to get your brain juices going. 

20. Origami Calendar

Bring on 365 days of beautifully folded tiny art.

21. The New Yorker Cartoons Calendar

Start each day with a witty cartoon. 

22. Bad Dad Jokes Calendar

Can you really have too many jokes? I’m pretty sure the answer is yes. That said, this joke calendar packs some of the best dad jokes. 

23. Great Quotes from Great Leaders Calendar

Start each day with brilliant and powerful quotes from great leaders. Here’s one we love, “There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” ―Franklin D. Roosevelt

24. Spanish Daily Phrase Calendar

Make 2020 the year you learn a new language. Polish up your Spanish skills with this daily calendar. We also love the French and German versions! 

25. The Onion Calendar

Get a good wrist workout and a hardy laugh tearing the pages off of this daily calendar. 😂 

26. Hamilton Calendar

Inspire yourself and your students with the lyrics, script, and interesting facts inspired by the award-winning musical Hamilton. Only good things can happen when you start the day off with the mantra, “I am not throwing away my shot!”

27. Left-Hander’s Calendar

Lefties, unite! This daily calendar features quotes, tidbits, and birthdays of—you guessed it—left-handed legends. Did you know that roster includes Sir Isaac Newton, Diane Keaton, Joan of Arc, and Sting?

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27 Desktop Calendars That Will Change the Way You Start Your Day

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