Months of the Year

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    1. The Word Hop

      Have the student begin on START HERE. As the student jumps down the mat, have them recite the months of the year. Be sure that your student says the words...READ MORE

      PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2

    2. Word Match

      Write the months of the year on cards/paper. Have students pick a card and jump down the mat to find the match for their word. (For younger students just practice...READ MORE

      PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2

    3. Bean Bag Decides

      Throw a bean bag on the mat. Students jump to the bean bag alternating between one and two-footed steps and then read the word it landed on. Extension: Ask them...READ MORE

      PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2

    4. Mad Word Hatter

      Create word cards that match words on the mat. Place cards in a large hat or a box. The student draws a word and then hops on the mat to...READ MORE

      PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2

    5. Word Clapper

      Create word cards that match words on the mat. Place cards in a large hat or a box. The student draws a word and then hops on the mat to...READ MORE

      PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2

    6. Birthday Month

      Have students stand on their birth month (or alongside if crowded). Have them call out their month in order, starting with the kids with birthdays in January. Observe which month...READ MORE

      PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2

    7. Charting Birth Months

      After doing the activity above use that information to make a bar chart with the class graphing their birth months.

      Grade 1, Grade 2

    8. Number the Months

      Write the numbers 1-12 on cards/paper and have students place them beside their corresponding month. Then, have students jump down the mat saying the month and its ordinal number. For...READ MORE

      PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2

    9. Which month?

      Which month? Have students use the mat to figure out the answer to the following types of questions. Have them jump down the mat to find which month is the...READ MORE

      PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2