Our students are always celebrating birthdays whether it is or isn't their actual birthday. One way we helped them understand months and days better was to create a birthday calendar.
Different Types of Calendars
The first thing we did was look at different types of calendars. We discussed the holidays and events that occur during each month. Their favorites were the ones with pictures.
Writing the Months
Each month was glued to a large index card.
Drawing the Pictures
The students decided that they wanted to draw pictures that represented their favorite holidays and/or activities.
The pictures were cut and added to the index cards.
Writing Their Name
Each child wrote their name on the month that their birthday falls on.
The month cards were place in the reading area. Putting them at eye level makes them easy to view and invites conversation among friends.