Updated: Nov 11, 2022
Celebrate Diversity, Inclusion, and Kindness this Black History Month with SEL Activities!
It’s February! Help your students become more kind and connected with another Kikori Calendar month of SEL activities!
Here’s what you’ll love about the Kikori February SEL Calendar:
SEL activities that increase Random Acts of KINDNESS!
SEL activities to increase perspective taking, inclusion, empathy, and Black History!
Proven SEL activities help students 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 February SEL Calendar
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!
CLICK the February SEL Calendar Printable below to download
All of the Planners are CLICKABLE to take you straight into the activities and national days!
What are the Kikori daily themes?
Each day, the February 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?)
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 February, this includes Chinese New Year (Feb 1), World Read Aloud Day (Feb 2), National Random Acts of Kindness Day (Feb 17), and International Day of Women and Girls in Science (Feb 11). We also think it's important to celebrate the lighter side of life, for example, National Optimist Day (Feb 3), National Pizza Day (Feb 9) and National Do a Grouch a Favor Day (Feb 16)! And of course, Valentine's Day (Feb 14)!
To make team building in the classroom or at youth development programs MEANINGFUL, we've included a special National Holiday for every day in February and a corresponding team building activity. We did our homework to find the best days for kids to celebrate!
February Week 1
This first week of February celebrates a clean slate and allows us to set the tone for new goals!
Tuesday, Feb 1: Chinese New Year
Wednesday, Feb 2: World Read Aloud Day
Thursday, Feb 3: Optimist Day
Friday, Feb 4: Int. Day of Human Fraternity
February Week 2
Send cards, practice safety on the internet and give hearts to women and girls in science!
Monday, Feb 7: Send a Card to a Friend Day
Tuesday, Feb 8: Safer Internet Day
Wednesday, Feb 9: National Pizza Day
Thursday, Feb 10: Nat. Giving Hearts Day
February Week 3
Celebrate love, hippos, planets and send some love to grouches this week!
Monday, Feb 14: Valentines Day
Tuesday, Feb 15: World Hippo Day
Wed., Feb 16: Nat. Do a Grouch a Favor Day
Thursday, Feb 17: Nat. Random Acts of Kindness Day
Friday, Feb 18: Pluto Day
February Week 4
Celebrate fun foods while thinking and communicating this week!
Monday, Feb 21: Int. Mother Language Day
Tuesday, Feb 22: World Thinking Day
Wed., Feb 23: Nat. Banana Bread Day
Thursday, Feb 24: Nat. Tortilla Chip Day
Friday, Feb 25: Nat. Clam Chowder Day
CLICK the February SEL Calendar Printables below to download
All of the Planners are CLICKABLE to take you straight into the activities!
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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.
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