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October SEL Calendar is Here!

Updated: Nov 11, 2022

Celebrate the Magic of Kindness this October with activities for National Bullying Prevention Month


Let's make bullying prevention a movement in every community... Starting with your classroom! Kikori is here to make building SEL into your program easier than ever with the October SEL Calendar! These activities are easy to weave into Morning Meetings, Advisory Sessions, before and after recess and as Closers at the end of the day. Most importantly, they make your life easier so you can focus on what matters most - creating a culture of kindness with your students.

How to Use the October 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 October SEL Calendar Printables below to download

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

October SEL Calendar Printables
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What are the Kikori daily themes?

Each day, the October 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 love any excuse to celebrate whether it's National Get Funky Day (Oct 5), National Stop Bullying Day (Oct 13) or Youth Confidence Day (Oct 20)! So to make team building in the classroom or at youth development programs EXTRA fun, we've also included a special National Holiday for every day in October and a corresponding team building activity. We did our homework to find the best days for kids to celebrate.


What's in store for October?

October 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 October SEL Calendar Printables below to download

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

October SEL Calendar Printables
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Download PDF • 3.77MB

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

Tuesday, Oct 5: National Get Funky Day

Wednesday, Oct 6: National Coaches Day

Thursday, Oct 7: Nat'l Inner Beauty Day

I Am Statements (Mindfulness)

Friday, Oct 8: National Hero Day

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

Monday, Oct 11: Native American Day

Nature Check-In (Ice Melter)

Tuesday, Oct 12: Nat'l Freethought Day

Wednesday, Oct 13: Stop Bullying Day

Thursday, Oct 14: National Dessert Day

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

Tuesday, Oct 19: LGBT Center Awareness

Wednesday, Oct 20: Youth Confidence Day

Friday, Oct 22: National Color Day

Love Fence (Creative Project)

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

Monday, Oct 25: Sourest Day

Tuesday, Oct 26: National Pumpkin Day

Wednesday, Oct 27: National Civics Day

Thursday, Oct 28: Natl First Responders Day

Friday, Oct 29: National Cat Day

CLICK the October SEL Calendar Printables to download

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

October SEL Calendar Printables
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Download PDF • 3.77MB

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 October!

  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 October 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 October 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 Kindness Activities? Tell us in the comments and we will help you share them through Kikori!!

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