Days of the Week
Aligned To Common Core Standard:
Precursor to Kindergarten - K.CC.A.2
How to Learn the Days of the Week -Making your child learn days of the week helps them in understanding the concept of time and dates. You can easily practice days of the week by allotting a calendar time in your routine. Singing and making worksheets related to days of the week brings a fun factor to learning days of the week. Here, we have elaborated on a few tips to help your child learn days of the week. CALENDAR TIME - Buy a calendar and use it to make your child learn the days of the week. You can make a calendar yourself too. Draw a grid with 31 boxes and label them according to the days and dates of months. You can also let your child help you with drawing a calendar. Allow them to help you in properly labeling and decorating the calendar. Once you have the calendar ready, place it where your child can see it many times a day. Devote 10-15 minutes of calendar time every day. Repetition of days of the week will help your child grasp the concept more quickly PLAY OR SING SONGS ABOUT DAYS OF THE WEEK - Playing or singing a song is a fun way to learn about the days of the week. There are many songs related to the days of the week, select one song that will keep your child interested. Keep your child interested by making hand gestures along with the song. These songs are helpful if you aren't able to maintain a routine for calendar time. PRACTICE WORKSHEETS - If you have an older child, you can provide them with age-appropriate worksheets for learning days of the week. You can come up with different ideas for these worksheets. Some involve writing down the days of the week and others involve cutting out the days and arranging them in the correct sequence. These worksheets help students learn the names of the days and the pattern of the days of the week.
Printable Worksheets and Lessons
- Order the Days: Step-By-Step Lesson- To help you, I give you a monthly-calendar.
- Guided Worksheet - Find the missing day, put the days in order, and make sure the days are in the right order.
- Guided Explanation
- This is an activity with a lot of repetition that students need
to put some time into.
- Independent Practice Worksheet
- Find the missing days and make sure the days are in the correct
- Matching Worksheet
- You need a solid understanding to tackle this one, otherwise you
will lose track of things.
I think it is better to have a calendar handy when first working on these. You can find one in the lesson material.
- Lesson 1 - Everything fits that pattern except for "Thursday." Wednesday should be the next day.
- Lesson 2 - They repeat in this pattern. Tuesday is the missing day.
- Guided Lesson 1 - Write the day that comes before and after Saturday.
- Guided Lesson 2 - For each of the problems below, look at the order of weekdays. Is the order correct? If it is wrong, write the correct order. Underline the day that you correct.
- Guided Lesson 3 - How many Fridays are there on the calendar?
Each of these practice worksheets looks at days of the week from a different angle.
Math Skill Quizzes
I'm really proud of this quiz. It was featured at an assessment workshop last month.
- Quiz 1 - Is this order of days correct?