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Start your school day off right! Use these calendar time activities to develop an engaging and interactive learning experience for your young learners.
Calendar time is an integral part of many preschool centers and early learning classrooms. I love each of the ideas featured below which can easily be adapted to fit your homeschool preschool and kindergarten needs.
If you have older children learning alongside your preschoolers, they can help out or you can add a few segments for them.
Calendar Time Activities
Discover ideas (and free printables) for setting up a morning calendar on a tri-fold board. This calendar can be used for preschool through 2nd grade.
Learn how to make calendar time developmentally appropriate for your preschoolers and kindergarteners.
Calendar time is a great time for learning big concepts in little bites. You can use this time to introduce reading and writing skills to your preschoolers.
I love this free printable list of 20 preschool morning time questions that will your little ones begin to practice reciting, counting, and memorizing.
Using a real calendar makes calendar time more meaningful, because children may see calendars in their homes. Drawing little pictures (or adding stickers) to document what was done on a certain day or what is coming up helps make the concept more concrete for little learners.
Visual learners will love this colorful Days of the Week spinner which helps them see the days of the week and understand today, yesterday, and tomorrow.
This teacher puts up an entire year of calendar pages so that she and her kids can document the entire school year and referenced it frequently.
If you’re looking for some good calendar time songs and chants to use with your preschoolers, these songs and chants are a great place to start. They cover the months, days of the week, and seasons.
This simple DIY visual calendar helps preschoolers see what is coming throughout the day and week.
These interactive preschool calendar pages can be used over and over again. They combine writing, counting, fine motor skills, and more!
For a little change of pace, add in some of the activities from this LEGO Challenge Calendar. Let your kids’ imaginations soar.
You can focus on up to ten fun learning activities with the printables and instructions in this DIY Preschool Circle Time Board Tutorial.
Preschool calendar time is a great way to give preschool and kindergarten-aged kids some independence as you choose a helper for the day.
This free sensory calendar will make a great addition to your preschool circle time. With a new sensory activity each day, kids will explore and build skills while having so much fun.
Using a monthly calendar with young children is a great way to introduce early math and time management skills.
Use magnet paper and free printables to create a simple DIY preschool calendar for your home.
One homeschool preschool momma shares her tips for organizing calendar time in her home.
This home preschool calendar board is simple to put together, easy to move from room to room, and is perfect for focusing your preschoolers attention in the morning.
Kindergarten and preschool circle time is a great way to connect with your little ones and have some fun while learning important skills.
I hope you’ve been able to find at least (or more) calendar time activities that you will be able to incorporate into your daily homeschool preschool time.