Updated: Nov 16, 2022
July's Social Emotional Learning lesson planner is here!
Summer has arrived, and kids (and adults) are ready to PLAY!
In order to make your life easier this month, Kikori has created a July SEL Calendar to help make it summer-time easy to incorporate Social Emotional Learning into every day.
The July SEL Calendar was created with summer learning programs, camps and youth groups in mind. Each day provides you with two experiential activities that correspond to five thoughtful daily themes AND special national days to help youth have fun, build relationships and learn self-awareness!
Spanking New Feature Alert: Now when you download the July SEL Calendar pdf, you will be able to click directly into Kikori activities on Desktop to have activity instructions at your fingertips! Access to all activities is free - download the printable and check it out.
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What are the Kikori daily themes?
Each day, the July SEL Calendar provides you with an activity focused on the following daily Kikori themes:
Mindful Monday activities include meditations visualizations and practicing 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 Father Daughter Take a Walk Day or Cow Appreciation Day! So to make team building in the classroom or at camp EXTRA fun, we've also included a special National Holiday for every day in July (they're legit, we promise!) and a corresponding team building activity. We did our homework to find the best days for kids to celebrate and when there aren't any days that would be appropriate (National Get Out of the Dog House Day?!), we invite you and your youth to Create Your Own Day (see July 19th).
What's in store for July?
July has heaps of great activities and fun days to make playing this month as memorable as stars on a summer night. Along with the monthly printable, we have also created weekly planners that provide you with extra space for notes.
Enjoy working, walking and eating this week with the following holidays and activities.
Monday, July 3: Workaholics Day
Tuesday, July 4: Fried Chicken Day
Wednesday, July 5: Father Daughter Take a Walk Day
Thursday, July 6: Freezer Pop Day
Friday, July 7: Sugar Cookie Day
This week is made for cows and chefs alike to practice measuring simplicity and letting go.
Monday, July 12: Simplicity Day
Tuesday, July 13: Cow Appreciation Day
Wednesday, July 14: Tape Measure Day
Thursday, July15: Give Something Away Day ->Giving & Receiving (Team Builder)
Friday, July 16: Personal Chef's Day
This week is all about spreading Kindness, whether to yourself, your grandma or your hammock!
Monday, July 19: Create Your Own Day
Tuesday, July 20: CampKindness Day
Wednesday, July 21: Be Someone Day
Thursday, July 22: Hammock Day
Friday, July 23: Gorgeous Grandma Day
This week involves all-or-nothing adventures whether you are at a water park or an elevator!
Monday, July 26: All or Nothing Day
Tuesday, July 27: Love is Kind Day
Wednesday, July 28: Waterpark Day
Thursday, July 29: Chicken Wing Day
Friday, July 30: Talk in an Elevator Day
New to Kikori?
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.
Do you want each Weekly Planner in the palm of your hand?
Sign up for the Free 30-day Trial and you will receive access to each Weekly Planner in July!
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.
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 July 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.
Looking to create your own Mix-and-Match Playlist?
Use the Kikori SEL Planner as a guide and create your own! Use the Search box to easily find the activities by name. Click the + icon on the activity to add into your own Playlist!
Still using the Free Kikori Essentials version?
No problem! Print out the Kikori July 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!