The Kikori July 2021 SEL Calendar!
Updated: Jul 20
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.