Calendar Skills

Contributor: Danielle Childers. Lesson ID: 10564

What day is soccer practice? When is your math test? A calendar would help with both of those and more! Watch videos and complete worksheets to learn all about calendars.


Counting and Cardinality, Measurement and Data

learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Grade Level
PreK/K, Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Skill Sharpener

Lesson Plan - Get It!

  • What did you do last week in school? 
  • Did you have any practices? 

Keeping events on a calendar is helpful. 

Look at the calendar below.

  • What do you already know about the calendar?

Share what you know with your teacher.

February 2014

This calendar is for the month of February.

  • Can you point to the month?

Next to the month is the year, 2014.

  • What year is it now?

Below the month and year are the days of the week.

  • Can you name the days of the week?
    • Sunday
    • Monday
    • Tuesday
    • Wednesday
    • Thursday
    • Friday
    • Saturday

On this calendar, the names of the days are shortened so they would fit on the calendar. "Sun" stands for Sunday; "Mon" stands for Monday; and so on.

There are also numbers on each day of the month. The numbers range from 1 to 30 on most months. Some months have 31 days. This month, February, usually has 28!

  • Why do you think we need a calendar?

Calendars help us keep track of days, events, celebrations, etc.

Review what you just read with this fun video!

The Calendar Song I Love to Learn! Learning Songs for Preschool, Kindergarten Kids from Fun maza:

To hear the months of the year in order and see what those months look like, watch Months of the Year Song Children songs:

Discuss with your teacher ways that you have used a calendar.

We use the words yesterday and tomorrow to talk about when something happened.

For example, if you said you got ice cream yesterday, that means you went the day before today. If you said you are going to get ice cream tomorrow, that means you have not gotten ice cream yet but are are going to go the day after today.

Practice finding yesterday and tomorrow with the activity below:

Nice work!

When you are ready, head over to the Got It? section for more practice.

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