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Preschool and Kindergarten Calendar Activities and Printables

Calendar Activities and Printables for Preschool and Kindergarten

Calendar Preschool  and Kindergarten Activities and Printables. Every year the earth rotates one time around the sun. Help children learn about the organization of this time into days, weeks, and months with this theme on the calendar. Fun preschool activities and ideas to incorporate into morning circle time, songs, movement, literacy activities, and games are all included. Children can graph birthday months, make word wheels, learn about ordinal numbers, sequence the days of the week, and more. Start the theme off by letting children make their own calendar craft and page for the month ahead or begin a countdown to a special day in the future.  

Samples of our calendar crafts, and calendar preschool activities and resources available inside our KidsSoup Resource Library:

Themes and Projects

 
The Weather and the Four Seasons Lesson Plan
 
Back to School with Pete the Cat Calendar Activities

Crafts

 
Snowman Finger Play
 
Handprint Christmas Tree
 
Handprint Sheep

Activities and Lessons

 
Our Camping Trip Diary (Days of the Week)
 
Calendar Time
 
Days of the Week

Math

 
2016 Calendar Tracing
 
Calendar Numbers June
 
Calendar Numbers March

Science and Exploration

 
The Weather and the Four Seasons Lesson Plan
 
An Apple Tree through the Seasons Felt Story
 
Tree Seasons

Games

 
Going Around the Sun Board Game
 
Sequencing the Days of the Week Folder Game
 
Sequencing the Months of the Year Folder Game

Booklets and Other

 
Months of the Year Word Wall
 
Hermit Crab Months
 
All Through the Year Emergent Reader

Worksheets

 
Happy New Year 2016
 
Fall Tree Coloring Page
 
EarTwiggles Camping Monday Coloring Page

Free Calendar Crafts, Calendar Activities, Rhymes, and Printables

Explain that each year, the earth rotates around the sun one time. It takes 12 months. As each month passes, the earth moves a little bit more around the sun. After 12 months, it has come full circle, and a new year begins. Altogether, it takes 365 days for a complete rotation. For a concrete illustration, have children sit in a circle. Place a model of the sun in the middle. Choose one child to walk around it while holding a model of the earth.

Learn more about "The Reasons for the Seasons."

Store days of the week, months of the year, the numbers 1-31, and the years 2010 and 2011 cards in separate manila envelopes. Use thumbtacks or sticky backing to attach the envelopes to corkboard in the calendar or circle area of the classroom.

Incorporate these calendar-themed felt chants into regularly scheduled calendar time activities. Recite the chants and display the correct corresponding days, months, and dates on the felt board when mentioned.

Today is . . .
Original Author Unknown
(Tune: Are You Sleeping?)

Today is __________.
Today is __________.
All day long, all day long.
Yesterday was __________.
Tomorrow will be __________.
Oh what fun!
Oh what fun! 

Calendar Crafts

Calendar Handprint Crafts
Preschool Activities: 

Handprint Calendars
Handprint, footprint, and thumbprint calendars make great gifts and are a keepsake for many years to come. Here are some great resources and ideas to get you started with your calendar crafts.

January - Handprint penguin or snowmen

February - Fingerprint or handprint heart

March - Leprechaun

April - Handprint ducks, thumbprint chicks

May - Handprint tulip

June - Handprint butterfly, thumbprint bees

July - Handprint giraffe, sun

August - Handprint fish

September - Handprint apple tree

October - Hand or footprint ghost, spider

November - Handprint turkey

December - Handprint Santa

Visit these great website and blogs for pictures and more ideas:

http://www.littlegiraffes.com/handprintcalendar.html

http://www.cereschildcare.com/calendar.html

http://designsbya.blogspot.com/

Calendar Books

 
 

Months of the Year Songs:

 
The Months of the Year
(Tune: Three Blind Mice)
 
January, February, March, 
April, May, June. 
July, August, September, 
October, November, December. 
These are the twelve months of the year. 
Now sing them together so we can all hear. 
How many months are there in a year? 
Twelve months in a year.
 

Months of the Year
(Tune: Ten Little Indians)

January, February, March, and April,
May, June, July, August, and September, 
October, November, and December,
These are the months of the year.

 

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