Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Calendar and Dates topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Family Calendar

Make a family calendar with your child. You can print out blank calendars from BrainPOP Jr.’s activity page and write in the name of each month and add the numbers for the days together. You and your child can pick family photos together or draw pictures to decorate each month. As you go through each month together, discuss important dates, such as birthdays, anniversaries, practices, rehearsals, and appointments. Also discuss events that happen in each month, such as holidays, and describe different seasons and weather conditions. Encourage your child to use complete sentences as he or she describes each month. At the end of each day, have your child put an X over the day and say the date for the next day.

Month Music

Together make up a song to help your child memorize the names of the month and days of the week. You may want to use the tune of an old favorite, like “Yankee Doodle” or “Row, Row, Row Your Boat,” or make up your own tune. Your child may also want to rap instead of sing. Sing the song together while getting ready for bed, on the way to school or home, and during clean-up times. You may also want to combine the song with an activity such as washing hands so that your child spends enough time to do the activity properly.

M.O.N.D.A.Y.

Over the course of a week, create an acrostic poem with your child for each day of the week. Use the first letter of a day of the week to write a line of poetry. Encourage your child to use details that are specific to that day, such as Monday being soccer practice or Friday being family night. Keep the poems on hand and at the beginning of each day, read the day’s acrostic poem together.

Filed as:  Calendar and Dates, K-3
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