Preschool Calendar Activities
Preschool calendar activities are a great way to teach young children important math concepts such as counting, patterning, number order and more. Using a calendar is a great way to introduce students to new concepts like the days of the week, and months of the year. Calendar activities also help children develop a sense of passing time and develop other important skills.
Goals of Preschool Calendar Time
Setting Up Your Preschool Calendar
Create a colorful and interactive calendar display that children can easily see and access. You can use a Pocket Chart, bulletin board, or a whiteboard to display the calendar. Include the current month and year, days of the week, and important dates such as holidays and birthdays. Encourage children to participate in setting up and decorating the calendar.
Ways to Make Calendar Time More Engaging
Use songs, rhymes, and stories to teach children about the days of the week and months of the year. Singing songs like "The Days of the Week" or "The Months of the Year" can help children remember the order of the days and months. Read books about seasons and holidays to help children understand the concept of time.
Incorporate hands-on activities that allow children to interact with the calendar. For example, you can have children place a sticker on the calendar to mark special events, or use a weather chart to mark the daily weather. You can also create a counting game where children count the number of days in a month or the number of days until a special event.
Make Calendar time a consistent part of your day. Review the calendar daily with the children. Talk about the day of the week, the weather, and any special events that are coming up. This will help children develop a routine and understand the concept of time.
Popular Preschool Calendar Time Activities
This set features several different Calendar Card Number designs to choose from for each seaon. Mix and match the themed numbers to create a variety of different patterns (AB, ABB, ABC, etc).
This 160-pg. .zip file includes a set of the following cards for each season:
Month Cards (Northern and Southern Hemisphere)
Days of the Week
Holidays and Special Days
At Home/At School Heading Cards
Plus the following themed calendar number cards for each season:
Tips for a Successful Calendar Time
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