Calendar Playing Cards
Grade Levels: Pre-K - 2
Calendar Playing Cards is a game that helps young children familiarize themselves with the calendar and measurements of the year. Have the students help make these cards. (A master answer sheet can show correct responses to each of the following games.)
Students will create calendar playing cards to learn the days, months, and seasons of the year.
- Print names, one on each card, of the days, the seasons, and the months. Students should put the cards in correct sequence and then match the months to the seasons.
- Print names of the days and the months on a set of cards. Print abbreviations of these words on another set of cards. Students then match the words with the correct abbreviations.
- Print names of the months and the seasons on a set of cards. Paste (child-drawn) pictures showing different types of weather on a second set of cards. Students match each picture card with the month or season typified by that particular type of weather.
- Print names of the months on one set of cards. Write the number 29 on one card, 30 on four cards, and 31 on seven cards. Students match each month card with a card that has its correct number of days.
Excerpted from The Complete Teacher's Almanack.
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