Are you a preschool teacher? One of the best ways to keep your preschoolers engaged and excited for the class is through teamwork as a class, and one of the best ways that you can achieve this is by calendar time activities!
The perfect way to start each morning off, you can use various different types of calendar activities to help encourage your preschoolers to work together as well as under their own initiative, all while being able to enjoy an engaging and interactive learning experience.
In this helpful guide, we are going to be sharing with you fifteen fun calendar activities that you can use as inspiration for your preschoolers all year round.
All of the activities that we are going to cover are age-appropriate to preschoolers and those currently in kindergarten, although keep in mind that you can easily modify these activities to suit older kids.
From the changing of the seasons to the days of the week – we’re sure that you’ll love the following activities that we are going to be sharing with you.
Under each fun activity we list, you will find a summary of what the activity is, as well as additional links if there are any printables to go with the activity.
So, just keep scrolling for calendar time inspiration!
Fun Calendar Activities For Preschool The Kids Will Love
All of the following activities are designed to be suitable for preschoolers and kindergarten stages, although keep in mind that some of these activities can also be modified to be made suitable for kids who are at a slightly higher developmental level.
If there are any free printables to accompany the activities that we share with you below, you will be able to find the links under each activity heading so that you can easily access the activity resource and incorporate them into your future lesson plans.
From learning about the different days of the week all the way to the 12 months, we’re sure that you’ll find the following ideas inspiring and helpful.
Let’s take a look at them all below:
Create A Calendar Display
Before we share some of the fun activities, if you are interested in incorporating a more effective and engaging calendar time into your preschool class, then one of the most effective ways to do this is to simply consider using a real calendar.
In order to make this appropriate to the age and current developmental level of your preschoolers, you can help to make the calendar more engaging by filling it with various pictures and stickers that can help your students to learn about what is happening or coming up throughout the month.
By doing this, you will be able to help your preschool students become familiar with the general, overall concept of a calendar and what it is designed to be used for.
You could even consider creating a day of the week spinner that can be incorporated into your calendar to help teach your preschoolers about the days of the week, as well as to encourage them to become familiar with the concepts of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Plus, you will be able to use this calendar display alongside all of the printable activities we are going to be sharing below, which will enhance your students’ understanding of the calendar.
On top of that, the calendar being on display will visually aid your students as they learn.
Months Of The Year Activities
Along with helping your preschoolers to become familiar with the concept of a calendar as we have mentioned earlier, another way that you can help your preschoolers to become familiar with the various stages of the calendar year is by learning about the individual months.
These free printable activities are suited to preschoolers and incorporate writing, games, and coloring all in one big worksheet.
There are various different activities on these sheets that are relevant to each individual month, including word scrambles and tracking.
Along with that, each worksheet even comes with a mini-calendar that will help your students to become familiar with what a calendar looks like, while also being able to spend some time having fun and coloring it using their creativity skills.
Plus, along with helping your preschoolers to become familiar with the various stages of the year by learning about the months, these activities will also encourage your preschoolers to develop their spelling and writing skills, too. These activities can even be modified to suit older kids.
To take a closer look at these free printables and incorporate them into your lessons, just click here.
Days Of The Week Activities
Along with learning about the different months throughout the year, another great calendar activity that you can share with your preschoolers are these awesome activities designed to help learn about the different days of the week!
These worksheets will help your students learn about the days of the week while developing their organizational skills.
These printable activities consist of monday, tuesday, wednesday, tuesday, friday, saturday and sunday, and will not only help your students learn about the different days, but also help to familiarize them with what they look like on a calendar.
If you’d like to check out these printable activities, click here.
Spanish Days Of The Week Activity
Do you want to begin introducing your students to a second language? If you do, then these days of the week worksheets are an awesome way to spend calendar time with your preschoolers, as they are in Spanish.
Interested in using these? Just click here.
The Seasons Of The Year Activity
Along with learning about the days of the week and the various months of the calendar year, another great resource that you can use while carrying out calendar activities with your preschool students is this season’s year worksheet.
In this worksheet, your students will be required to color the pictures in, while talking about what they like to do during each season with their classmates.
If you’d like to use this worksheet, click here for the free printable.
Name The Season Activity
Want to make your calendar time a little more engaging? We recommend using this awesome “name the season” worksheet!
Unlike the seasonal activity that we have shared above, this one is slightly more challenging because it will require your preschoolers to have to match the four pictures on the sheet to the relevant season.
Along with this, your preschoolers will also be able to color in the four different pictures that each represent the different seasons we experience throughout the calendar year.
Check it out here.
Teach Basic Calendar Vocabulary
Along with worksheet activities, another great activity that you can try with your students is to teach them basic calendar vocabulary.
To do this, have them sit in a circle (as you usually would for circle time) and have your students call out the days of the week and the names of each month.
“It’s Summertime!” Activity
Here’s another fun activity that you can incorporate into your calendar time with your preschoolers.
During the summertime, (the months of June, July, August) you can provide your students with these worksheets along with their other calendar activities to help elevate their learning.
In this fun worksheet activity, your preschoolers will need to color what they eat and wear during the summer season, which will help them to differentiate between the various stages of the calendar year.
Days Of The Week Cursive Activity
Do you want to encourage your preschoolers to work on their handwriting abilities while also becoming more familiar with the days of the week?
If so, then we think that this activity is a great worksheet to incorporate into their calendar learning time.
This free printable will provide your preschoolers with the ability to work on their handwriting while learning about the days of the week, which will help them to read a calendar.
Months Of The Year Cursive Activity
Similar to the days of the week activity we have just listed above, this calendar activity will help your preschoolers work on their handwriting abilities while learning about the various months that take place throughout the calendar year.
If you’d like to check it out, just click here.
“Yesterday was, Today is, Tomorrow will be” Activity
Here’s another fantastic activity that you can give your preschoolers in their future lessons. In this activity, your preschoolers will be asked to determine what yesterday was, what today is, and what tomorrow will be.
We recommend that you use these cards at the beginning of every class during your morning calendar time session before lessons begin.
Daily Tracing Worksheets
If you click the link, you will be taken to a set of free printables that include the various days of the week. For each day, your preschoolers will need to state what they like to do on those days while tracing the letters of each day, too.
We recommend laminating these and providing whiteboard pens so that they can be reused each morning during calendar time.
Check them out here.
Days Of The Week Flashcards
Next up we have an activity suitable for calendar time that the whole class can enjoy. Simply hold up these flashcards and your students will need to call out the day.
Check them out here.
What’s The Date? Activity
This activity doesn’t require any worksheets, although we recommend giving them a whiteboard and marker.
At the start of calendar time, ask your students to write down what they think the date is, before then sharing their answers with the class.
Days Of The Week Bookmark
Last not least, we’ve selected this free printable bookmark that can be used alongside general calendar time studies.
This bookmark can be given as a treat to your students for learning about the calendar and will remind them of the days of the week when they read their favorite books.
Here’s the link.
We hope that the resources and ideas we have shared above have given you some inspiration for how you can enrich your preschool class’s calendar time.
Thanks for reading!