Are you trying to teach your kids the days of the week? It takes a lot of repetition and practice. Find the best activities, books, and songs to help!
Incidentally, my daughter loves her days of the week socks and I think they are a huge help. Each night before bed, she sets out the next day’s socks. Talk about practice and repetition.
Plus, we read Chickens to the Rescue every . . . single . . . night. (It is great but every day?)
Here are some of our days of the week books that help kids learn the sequence of the days as well as other activities for learning and fun!
Days of the Week Books
Teaching the days of the week requires us to introduce the concept of days having names and going in a specific order. Use these picture books to get started.
Chickens to the Rescue by John Himmelman
We love, love, love this hilarious story about the farm’s chickens who do everything…except on Sunday.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
On Sunday morning, the caterpillar wakes up and looks for food. Every day he eats and eats and eats until he’s humongous. Then, guess what happens? Not only does this book give readers practice with the days of the week, but it’s also a fun book that teaches about how butterflies are made.
Little Sunny Sunshine / Sol Solecito by Canticos and Susie Jaramillo
Learn the days in English and Spanish with this darling lyrical book asking the sun to warm you up, illustrated with the adorable Canticos chicks.
Cookie’s Week by Cindy Ward
Cookie the cat gets into trouble every day in this simple yet adorable story with delightful illustrations and repetition.
Monday the Bullfrog by Matthew Van Fleet
A hand puppet and a book in one! Although this is very small, it’s a fun introduction to the week’s days.
Today is Monday by Eric Carle
If you like silly stories, read this cumulative story of food, animals, and days of the week!
Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young
What is by the pond? One by one, the mice venture out to investigate. On Monday, Red Mouse goes first. One by one they each explore different parts of the elephant — and readers will see that they’re all partially right but no one sees the whole truth.
In Plain Sight by Richard Jackson, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
I Had a Favorite Dress by Boni Ashburn, illustrated by Julia Denos
When the little girl’s favorite dress that she wears on Tuesday becomes too short, her mom finds a creative way to repurpose the dress into a shirt that she wears on Wednesdays. But when the shirt gets too tight, what else can the girl’s mom make?
Days of the Week Activities
Socks and Underwear
I think these socks and underwear help reinforce learning. My youngest loved wearing the right one for the corresponding day. What will your kids think?
Singing and music are legitimate ways for many of us (me included) to learn! So, sing the days of the week and watch your kids and students remember the sequence.
Barney’s “There Are Seven Days“
Kids TV123 “Days of the Week“
Learning Games for Kids “Days of the Week”
Are you noticing a pattern of immersion?
We are going to give kids ALL sorts of opportunities to learn the days of the week!
Next, try organizers like this one!
Practice sequencing with writing stories!
Make a Flip Flap Story
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: 2011