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November SEL Calendar is here!

Updated: Nov 11, 2022

Let's Harvest Gratitude this November with kindness and connection-building activities!


It’s November! Time for falling leaves, feelings of gratitude, and…another Kikori Month of experiential, social emotional learning activities! As always, Kikori’s calendar is free!


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

  • SEL activities that foster feelings of GRATITUDE!

  • 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 November 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 November SEL Calendar Printables below to download

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

November SEL Calendar Printable
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What are the Kikori daily themes?

Each day, the November 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 November, this includes Stress Awareness Day (Nov 3), Veteran's Day (Nov 11) and the National Day of Listening (Nov 26). We also think it's important to the lighter side of life, for example, National Doughnut Day (Nov 5), America Recycles Day (Nov 15) and Take a Hike Day (Nov 17)!


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


What's in store for November?

November has great activities that will help youth practice kindness and build self-awareness now that students have gotten to know each other. This is the opportunity to really build a positive, kind culture in your classroom! Along with the monthly printable, we have also created weekly planners that provide you with extra space for notes.


CLICK the November SEL Calendar Printables below to download

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

Nov SEL Calendar Printable
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Download PDF • 2.43MB

This first week of November includes trail mix on a beach, while recognizing your fave custodian!

The Story Stretch (Energizer)

Tuesday, Nov 2: Traffic Directors Day

Traffic Jam (Problem Solver)

Wednesday, Nov 3: Stress Awareness Day

Thursday, Nov 4: Nat'l Chicken Lady Day

Mass Pass (Team Builder)

Friday, Nov 5: National Doughnut Day

Don't Touch Me (Problem Solver

Celebrate the "Yes and" this week with great weather, happy feelings and sharing ideas!

Daily Detective (Team Builder)

Tuesday, Nov 9: World Freedom Day

Worldwide Adventure (Team Builder)

Wednesday, Nov 10: Forget-Me-Not Day

Memory 100 (Team Builder)

Thursday, Nov 11: Veterans Day

Find Your Soul (Reflection)

Get creative with your family this week, whether you are in the kitchen or online!

Monday, Nov 15: America Recycles Day

Make a Rainstorm (Energizer)

Tuesday, Nov 16: National Button Day

Creative Corner (Creative Project)

Wednesday, Nov 17: Nat'l Take A Hike Day

Paired Trust Walk (Team Builder)

Thursday, Nov 18: National Princess Day

King / Queen Frog (Ice Melter)

Friday, Nov 19: Substitute Educator Day

Tiny Teach (Ice Melter)

This innergizing week focuses on strong women, international peace and caring for kids!

Monday, Nov 22: Cranberry Relish Day

Tuesday, Nov 23: Fibonacci Day

Outdoor Art (Creative Project)

Wednesday, Nov 24: National Sardines Day

Thursday, Nov 25: Thanksgiving Day

CLICK the November SEL Calendar Printables to download

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

Nov SEL Calendar Printable
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Download PDF • 2.43MB

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 November!

  2. Click into the Playlists icon in the Menu. The Planners are organized by Week 1, 2, 3 & 4 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 November 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 November 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 GRATITUDE Activities? Tell us in the comments and we will help you share them through Kikori!!

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