Happy New Year! This month's theme is "The Sky is the Limit in 2023!" Kikori is here to give you the resources you need to go above and beyond this new year.
All of the activities are clickable and take you straight into the webapp where you can find facilitation steps!
Download the January SEL Calendar Below:
Here’s what you’ll love about the Kikori January SEL Calendar:
SEL activities to increase connection to self, others, and the planet!
Proven SEL activities help students build students’ sense of CONNECTION!
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 January SEL Calendar
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!
What's going on this month?
Celebrate this week's special days with 10 minute activities- no props required!
"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."
- Norman Vincent Peale
"The dream is alive." -John Young
"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"- Neil Armstrong
"The stars don't look bigger, but they do look brighter" -Sally Ride
"The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do."- Galileo Galilei
What are the Kikori daily themes?
Each day, the 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?)
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. To make team building in the classroom or at youth development programs MEANINGFUL, we've included a special National Holiday for every day and a corresponding team building activity. We did our homework to find the best days for students to celebrate!
New to Kikori? Here's How to Use Kikori and Kikori PLAYlists:
On Desktop? Print the Planner Printables above and click right into the activities to get instructions, reflection questions and more!
On your phone ? Use the search bar to easily find the activities.