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Months of the Year Activity with Sequencing Sticks

Help preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and grade 1 learn the months of the year in order with this fun, hands on Months of the Year Activity using sequencing sticks!

Help preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and grade 1 learn the months of the year in order with this fun, hands on Months of the Year Activity using sequencing sticks! 

Sequencing Months of the Year

Learning the months of the year in order is a tricky concept for kids because there is really no beginning or end, just a continuing loop. This fun Months of the Year Activity using craft sticks is a fun way to teach the months of the year in order as well as what months are part of what season.  This is a fun, educational activity for preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students.

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love how simple this activity is to put together! All you need are colored popsicle sticks (plain will work too) and a sharpie marker. That’s it! You are ready to make learning fun for kids!

colored craft sticks

Months of the Year Activity

Write the names of the months on the sticks. I used association when I chose the colors. We are in the Southern Hemisphere, so blue was for Summer, orange for Autumn, red for Winter and green for Spring.

When assessing, I would ask questions like: “Why do you think the Spring sticks are green?”, “Why are there only 3 of each color?”, “Do we celebrate Christmas when it is a red month or blue month?” to see how the learners reason, make associations and inference too. I also ask which month the child birthday is, to see if they know and tell them mine as a way of getting to know each other better, making the assessment informal.

 

learning the months of the year

Months of the Year Game

We mix up the sticks and then learner must put it back in order again. This test sequencing of months and at the same time I can see whether the learners can read the names of the months. We play a game where a month is removed and the child must guess which month is missing.

hands on kindergarten educational activity

Months of the Year Activities

As you can see, the Months of the Year sequencing sticks are a simple, but effective assessment tool to use to assess a variety of skills. The use of these sticks in an informal way helps to set the learners at ease, and at the same time gives valuable information as well.

Ready to move on to the days of the week? You will love this super cute and free printable days of the week,

Sequencing Months of the Year

You will also want to take a peak at our activities and free printables to Learn about the Seasons,  Calendar Notebook, and FREE Bingo Marker Calendars.

 

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About the author

Nadia

Nadia is South African mom to two littlies, a former preschool teacher and currently working as a reading therapist at a remedial school. She blogs over at teach-me-mommy.com about easy and playful activities inspiring you to be your child's first teacher.

2 Comments

  • Love this idea, and was also interested to learn more about the color choices you made. I read the post carefully as I was wondering why green would not have been chosen for spring, to be reminded that my way of experiencing the world is not the only way!! 😀 THAT is a great lesson in itself for us all.

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