Updated: Nov 11, 2022
Start the year off dreaming of a new you with connection and confidence building activities!
It’s January! Help your students start the year with a clean slate and positive intentions with another Kikori Calendar month of SEL activities! This new year, we are back with a new calendar layout! As always, Kikori’s calendar is FREE. Don't want to search for each activity on the playlist every day? Try our PREMIUM free trial and get the calendar as a playlist in the palm of your hand!
Here’s what you’ll love about the Kikori January SEL Calendar:
SEL activities that foster feelings of SELF ESTEEM!
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 January 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 January SEL Calendar Printables below to download
All of the Planners are CLICKABLE to take you straight into the activities!
What are the Kikori daily themes?
Each day, the January 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 January, this includes National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and National Thesaurus Day. We also think it's important to the lighter side of life, for example, National Rubber Ducky Day, National Dress Up Your Pet Day, and National Hugging 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 January and a corresponding team building activity. We did our homework to find the best days for kids to celebrate.
January Week 1
This first week of January celebrates a clean slate and allows us to set the tone for new goals!
Tuesday, Jan 4: National Trivia Day
Thursday, Jan 6: National Technology Day
Friday, Jan 7: National Bobblehead Day
January Week 2
Celebrate talking about the hard stuff and the fun stuff this week.
Wednesday, Jan 12: National Marzipan Day
January Week 3
Celebrate important milestones in equality with Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
Monday, Jan 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday, Jan 18: National Thesaurus Day
Wednesday, Jan 19: World Quark Day
Thursday, Jan 20: Get to Know Your Customers Day
Friday, Jan 21: National Hugging Day
January Week 4
Celebrate having fun and appreciation this week!
Monday, Jan 24: National Compliment Day
Tuesday, Jan 25: National Opposite Day
Wed., Jan 26: National Green Juice Day
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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.
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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.
Click the heart on the Playlist to save it to your Favorites found in your Home (with the heart!).
Click the Share icon in the top right corner to share the Playlist with your fave educator or facilitator friend!
Don't forget to print out the Kikori December SEL Calendar above to use as a guide.
Each day will be around 20-30 minutes of team building / social emotional skill building.
Daily Activities Delivered Daily in the Facebook Kikori Community
Join the Kikori Community where we will share the next day's Daily Activity every day at 2PM EST! Receive support from other educators and facilitators, share your ideas and have fun this school year!
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