Updated: Nov 11, 2022
Celebrate Art, Music and Empowerment during Youth Arts & Women's History Month with SEL Activities!
March is here, and to celebrate, we are excited to showcase activities that involve arts education as well as provide fun facts about women who were leaders in the Arts. Youth Art Month was founded in 1961 by the Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI), in cooperation with the National Art Education Association. Its goal was to "emphasize the value of participating in art for all children." This month, we are also celebrating Women's History Month to honor the generations of trailblazing women and girls who have helped shape our world - and share about their inspiring accomplishments.
Help your students become more creative and connected with another Kikori Calendar month of SEL activities!
Here’s what you’ll love about the Kikori March SEL Calendar:
SEL activities to increase CREATIVITY, EMPATHY and JOY!
Proven SEL activities help students build students’ sense of PRIDE!
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 March 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 March 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 March 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. To make team building in the classroom or at youth development programs MEANINGFUL, we've included a special National Holiday for every day in March and a corresponding team building activity. We did our homework to find the best days for kids to celebrate!
March Week 1
Tuesday, Mar 1: World Music Therapy Day
Wednesday, Mar 2: World Teen Mental Wellness Day
Thursday, Mar 3: World Wildlife Day
Friday, Mar 4: Nat Speech and Debate Education Day
March Week 2
Monday, Mar 7: National Be Heard Day
Tuesday, Mar 8: Int. Women's Day
Wednesday, Mar 9: Nat Get Over It Day
Thursday, Mar 10: Nat Women & Girls HIV Awareness Day
March Week 3
Monday, Mar 14: Int. Day of Mathematics
Tuesday, Mar 15: World Contact Day
Wed., Mar 16: Everything You Do is Right Day
Thurs, Mar 17: Absolutely Incredible Kids Day
Friday, Mar 18: Nat Awkward Moment Day
March Week 4
Monday, Mar 21: World Poetry Day
Tuesday, Mar 22: Int. Day of the Seal
Wed., Mar 23: World Meteorological Day
Thursday, Mar 24: Day for Right to the Truth
Friday, Mar 25: Int. Day of Slavery Remembrance
March Week 5
Monday, Mar 28: Earth Hour
Tues, Mar 29: Vietnam War Veteran's Day
Wed, Mar 30: Take a Walk in the Park Day
5 Senses Mindfulness Walk
Thursday, Mar 31: National Crayon Day
Friday, Apr 1: April Fools' Day
CLICK the March SEL Calendar Printables below to download
All of the Planners are CLICKABLE to take you straight into the activities!
New to Kikori?
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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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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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