Coloring the Days of the Week!
2.5 – 4 years
This activity uses a combination of skills and understanding. The children will use memory, fine motor, as well as an understanding of phonics as they match up the words and learn what the days of the week look like.
Engage your children in coloring and learning the days of the week
There are many ways for children to learn the days of the week, from the “days of the week” song to calendar time and during conversation. This activity is to help the children learn in writing what the words look like of each week and gives them room for creativity as they color, cut and glue.
If this is younger preschoolers, you can always pre-cut them out and just have them color them in and work on gluing them together. For older preschoolers, have them say the word as they match them up and a reminder that order is important.
Step 1: Print off two sheets of the days of the week in order and in boxes
Step 2: Have the children up their name on one piece of paper and set it to the side
Step 3: Give the children markers or crayons to color in the words
Step 4: During this time talk about the days of the week and their order in which they appear
Step 5: When they are finished, give them scissors to cut out each box that surrounds the word.
Step 6: Let them glue the word down on the piece of paper you set aside
Step 7: Celebrate and acknowledge their success!
- How many days are in a week?
- What are the days of the week?
- What is your favorite day of the week? Why?
- What day is today?
- Which days are the weekend?