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Calendar Activities

Wall Calendar and Weather Pocket Chart - A wall chart would be great for these units and to continue the learning throughout the curriculum.  You can purchase wall charts online.  Or, you can make your own by using a Big Print Wall Calendar and printable weather clipart.

Calendar Activity - This activity on Starfall.com lets the child design a monthly calendar as well as explain what the day is.  Excellent!!!  A great start to a school day.

Make a family timeline.  Draw a line and mark the highlights of each year.  You may want to begin with the marriage of the child’s parents or the birth of the child.  Be sure to include the Spiritual Markers - times when you know God specifically had His hand over a situation.  

Calendar Wheel

Cut around the circle of the Calendar Wheel. Cut around the second circle and the pie shape.  Using a brad, attach the blank circle on top of the calendar circle.  Turn the wheel to see the twelve months.  Starting with January, discuss each month’s holidays and color each picture.  

- January - New Year
The first day of the new year.  Time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future.  

- February - Valentine’s Day
A celebration on February 14th to let those you love know how special they are in your life.

- March - St. Patrick’s Day
Born in 390 A.D., Saint Patrick became a missionary, bringing Christianity to Ireland.  He used Ireland’s National flower, the shamrock (3-leafed clover), to explain the Trinity.  The anniversary of his death, March 17, is now celebrated as St. Patrick’s Day.

- April - Easter
A time of remembrance of what Jesus did on the cross by dying for our sins.  Then celebrating the resurrection of our Savior.  

- May - Mother’s Day
The second Sunday in May is set aside to celebrate moms.  

- June - Fathers’ Day
The third Sunday in June is set aside to celebrate dads.

- July - Independence Day
In the United States, July 4th is a celebration of independence.  This occurs on the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

- August - Back to School
Many schools begin in August.  Celebrate this exciting time.

- September - Labor Day
Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September.  It’s a day to honor those who are working to make America strong and prosperous.

- October - Halloween
Halloween is celebrated October 31st.  Christians have taken this holiday back by telling the Gospel through pumpkin carving, Fall Festivals, and Trunk-or-Treat activities.    

- November - Thanksgiving
The fourth Thursday in November is set aside as a time of giving thanks and praise to God for what He has given us.

- December - Christmas
On December 25th of each year we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. 

 

Calendar Songs

This is the Day (Traditional)
This is the day (echo)
That the Lord has made (echo)
I will rejoice (echo)
And be glad in it (echo)
This is the day that the Lord has made
I will rejoice and be glad in it
This is the day (echo)
That the Lord has made

Seven Days ( Author unknown )
Tune: Are You Sleeping? or Where is Thumbkin?
Seven days, seven days
In a week, in a week
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Saturday, That’s a week

Seven Days ( Author unknown )
Tune:  Addam's Family Theme Song
Days of the Week! (snap, snap)
Days of the Week! (snap, snap)
Days of the Week! Days of the Week! Days of the Week! Days of the Week!(snap, snap)

There's Sunday and there's Monday,
There's Tuesday and there's Wednesday,
There's Thursday and there's Friday,
And then there's Saturday!

Days of the Week! (snap, snap)
Days of the Week! (snap, snap)
Days of the Week! Days of the Week! Days of the Week! Days of the Week!(snap, snap)

Today is Song ( Author unknown )
Tune: Are You Sleeping? or Where is Thumbkin?
Today is _______.
Today is _______.
All day long, all day long.
Yesterday was ______.
Tomorrow will be _______.
Let's have fun!
Let's have fun!

12 Months in a Year ( Author unknown )
Tune of:  Twelve Little Indians
January, February, March, and April (put up one finger per month)
May, June, July, and August
September, October, November, December (close fist on "November" and "December")
These are the months of the year  (clap, clap, clap, clap).

 

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