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December SEL Calendar is here!

Updated: Nov 11, 2022

Let it Go this December with appreciation and connection-building activities!

It’s December! Help your students appreciate all the small things and let go of that which they would like to leave in 2021 with another Kikori Calendar month of SEL activities! This December, we are focusing on spreading Appreciation with 10 new activities from Play for Peace.

Here’s what you’ll love about the Kikori December SEL Calendar:

  • SEL activities that foster feelings of APPRECIATION!

  • Proven SEL activities build students’ sense of COMMUNITY!

  • Easy to FIND and USE during Morning Meetings, Advisory Sessions, and more!

  • Relevant and FUN National day themes and activities!

  • SEL Standards-aligned and simple to integrate into lesson plans!

How to Use the December SEL Calendar

Download Kikori through Apple, Android or Desktop for free! Each of the activities for the calendar are available within the Kikori platform along with 500+ more experiential activities aligned with CASEL Social Emotional Learning standards!

CLICK the December SEL Calendar Printables below to download

All of the Planners are CLICKABLE to take you straight into the activities!

December SEL Calendar
Download PDF • 2.41MB

What are the Kikori daily themes?

Each day, the December SEL Calendar provides you with an activity focused on the following daily Kikori themes:

Mindful Monday activities include meditations, visualizations and mindfulness

Together Tuesday activities involve team building and initiatives that build trust

Wellness Wednesday activities focus on ways to build physical and emotional health

Thoughtful Thursday activities use problem solving and reflection to help grow inward

Fun Friday activities are energizing activities that reinforce the importance of joy

How does Kikori ensure these activities build social emotional skills like self-awareness and relationship skills? Each activity provides you with instructions that follow the experiential learning cycle. This means the activities help youth actively engage and then provides reflection questions related to the activity.

These questions help youth reflect and build self- and social-awareness (what happened during the activity?), make meaningful connections to their own lives (how did what happened during the activity connect to other experiences?), and engage in personal growth (what are they going to take from this activity into their lives?)

BONUS: We understand how important SEL frameworks are so we've aligned each activity with CASEL's Social Emotional Learning standards and 21st Century Skills to make finding the RIGHT activity for your youth easier than ever!

And the National Day Activities?

Here at Kikori, we think it's important to educate our students on important days of the year and learn what they stand for. During December, this includes Rosa Parks Day (Dec 1), National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (Dec 7), and Anne and Samantha Day (Dec 22). We also think it's important to the lighter side of life, for example, Maple Syrup Day, Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day, and Card Playing Day.

To make team building in the classroom or at youth development programs MEANINGFUL, we've included a special National Holiday for every day in December and a corresponding team building activity. We did our homework to find the best days for kids to celebrate.

What's in store for December?

December is sprinkled with appreciation activities that help youth find the positives both in each other and themselves. This is the opportunity to help youth leave 2021 with kindness in their hearts and positive memories in their minds. This is especially important around the holidays. Along with the monthly printable, we have also created weekly planners that provide you with extra space for notes.

CLICK the December SEL Calendar Printables below to download

All of the Planners are CLICKABLE to take you straight into the activities!

December SEL Calendar
Download PDF • 2.41MB

This first week of December encourages appreciation for those who showed strength in the past and those who continue to be strong today.

Tuesday, Nov 30: Nat'l Mason Jar Day

Wednesday, Dec 1: Rosa Parks Day

Thursday, Dec 2: Special Education Day

Friday, Dec 3: Roof Over Your Head Day

Celebrate overcoming the odds historically as well as honoring human rights today.

Monday, Dec 6: National Miner's Day

Tuesday, Dec 7: Pearl Harbor Day

Thursday, Dec 9: Pastry Day

Friday, Dec 10: Human Rights Day

Get creative with your fun foods, fun animals and fun history this week!

Monday, Dec 13: National Cocoa Day

Tuesday, Dec 14: Monkey Day

Wednesday, Dec 15: Bill of Rights Day

Friday, Dec 17: Nat'l Maple Syrup Day

Learn about your roots and young historical heroes this week.

Monday, Dec 20: Mudd Day

Tuesday, Dec 21: Crossword Puzzle Day

Wed., Dec 22: Anne and Samantha Day

Thursday, Dec 23: National Roots Day

Friday, Dec 24: National Eggnog Day

This week is all about eating, playing and spreading peace for the last time in 2021.

Monday, Dec 27: National Fruitcake Day

Tuesday, Dec 28: Nat'l Card Playing Day

Wednesday, Dec 29: Tick Tock Day

Thursday, Dec 30: Nat'l Baking Soda Day

Friday, Dec 31: Universal Hour of Peace

CLICK the December SEL Calendar Printables to download

All of the Planners are CLICKABLE to take you straight into the activities!

December SEL Calendar
Download PDF • 2.41MB

New to Kikori?

How to Use Kikori and Kikori PLAYlists

  1. Download Kikori through Apple, Android or Desktop for free!

  2. On Desktop? Print the Planner Printables above and click right into the activities to get instructions, reflection questions and more!

  3. On your phone ? Use the search bar to easily find the activities.

Do you want each Weekly Planner in the palm of your hand?

  1. Sign up for the Free 30-day Trial and you will receive access to each Weekly Planner in December!

  2. Click into the Playlists icon in the Menu. The Planners are organized by Week 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 and include all of the curated activities.

  3. Click the heart on the Playlist to save it to your Favorites found in your Home (with the heart!).

  4. Click the Share icon in the top right corner to share the Playlist with your fave educator or facilitator friend!

  5. Don't forget to print out the Kikori December SEL Calendar above to use as a guide.

Last but not least!

Complete each activity once (unless otherwise stated) and check off as you go!

Each day will be around 20-30 minutes of team building / social emotional skill building.

Daily Activities Delivered to your Doorstep with Kikori Community

Join the Kikori Community where we will share the Daily Activity every morning at 6am! Receive support from other educators and facilitators, share your ideas and have fun this school year!

Still using the Free Kikori Essentials version?

No problem! Print out the Kikori December SEL Planner and search for the activities by using the Search Bar at the top of the Discover Activities screen! All of the activities are available for you to use free of charge.

What are Kikori's other Premium Features?

  • Save and organize your Favorite activities

  • Create your own programs or activity collections with Playlists

  • Follow and receive updates from your favorite Creators

  • Create your own private activities just for your eyes (okay, you can share with your friends also!)

Check out these fun features by signing up for a risk-free 14-day or 30-day Free Trial!

What are YOUR favorite APPRECIATION Activities? Tell us in the comments and we will help you share them through Kikori!!

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