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September SEL Calendar is Here!

Updated: Nov 11, 2022

Navigate the Beginning of School with Kikori's clickable SEL Calendar

September is here, and it is time to create community! We know what the last year has been like for you, and Kikori is here to make building SEL into your program easier than ever with the September 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 - the awesome youth in front of you.

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

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

September SEL Calendar Printables
Download PDF • 1.99MB

What are the Kikori daily themes?

Each day, the September 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 Swap Ideas Day (Sept 10), National Live Creative Day (Sept. 14) or National Good Neighbor Day (September 28)! 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 September and a corresponding team building activity. We did our homework to find the best days for kids to celebrate.

What's in store for September?

September has great activities that will help youth begin to build critical connections and bring a sense of calm to the beginning of the school year. We're all ready for a fresh start, and team building activities will help you bring community from Day 1. Along with the monthly printable, we have also created weekly planners that provide you with extra space for notes.

CLICK the September SEL Calendar Printables below to download

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

September SEL Calendar Printables
Download PDF • 1.99MB

September Week 1

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

Monday, August 30: Beach Day

Circle Around (Problem Solver)

Tuesday, August 31: Trail Mix Day

Shakers (Team Builder)

Wednesday, Sept 1: No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day

Creative Word Spell (Team Builder)

Thursday, Sept 2: Custodial Recognition Day

Appreciation Bag (Team Builder)

Friday, Sept 3: GOE Day

Cairns (Ice Melter)

September Week 2

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

Monday, Sept 6: Labor Day

Letters with Friends (Energizer)

Tuesday, Sept 7: Neither Snow Nor Rain

Internal Weather Report (Ice Melter)

Wednesday, Sept 8: Ampersand Day

Puzzles (Problem Solver)

Thursday, Sept 9: Care Bears Share Your Care Day

Feelings Cards: Charades (Energizer)

Friday, Sept 10: Swap Ideas Day

Combining Ideas (Problem Solver)

September Week 3

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

Monday, Sept. 13: Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day

Food for Thought (Reflection)

Tuesday, Sept. 14: Live Creative Day

Character-Recreation (Creative Project)

Wednesday, Sept. 15: Online Learning Day

Form a Band (Virtual Team Builder)

Thursday, Sept. 16: Working Parents Day

The Un-Blame Game (Team Builder)

Friday, Sept. 17: Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

Living Legacy (Ice Melter)

September Week 4

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

Monday, Sept. 20: Care for Kids Day

Feelings Cards: Stories (Team Builder)

Tuesday, Sept. 21: International Peace Day

Peace Pass (Problem Solver)

Wednesday, Sept. 22: American Businesswoman Day

Superhero Check-In (Reflection)

Thursday, Sept 23: Innergize Day

Guided Meditation (Mindfulness)

Friday, Sept 24: Brave Day

CupHeads (Problem Solver)

September Week 5

Get jazzed to smile and be a good neighbor with people you love, like your family!

Monday, Sept. 27: Family Day

Daily Detective (Team Builder)

Tuesday, Sept 28: Good Neighbor Day

Neighbors (Energizer)

Wednesday, Sept 29: Coffee Day

Minute-To-Win-It (Energizer)

Thursday, Sept. 30: Love People Day

Love Fence (Creative Project)

Friday, October 1: World Smile Day

Emoji Check-In (Reflection)

CLICK the September SEL Calendar Printables below to download

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

September SEL Calendar Printables
Download PDF • 1.99MB

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 September!

  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 September 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 September 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 biggest needs for back-to-school activities? Tell us in the comments!!

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