Days of the Week Activities and Books

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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.

Days of the Week Activities and Books
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.


Days of the Week Activities and Books
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.

Days of the Week Activities and Books
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.

Fun Ways to Learn the Days of the Week
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.

Fun Ways to Learn the Days of the Week
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.

days of the week books
In Plain Sight
by Richard Jackson, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Every day after school, Sophie’s grandpa hides something for her to find. Usually, it’s simple, a paper clip or rubber band, and it’s always in plain sight. Sophie decides to hide something for grandpa, too —  herself! Lovely illustrations throughout this picture book.

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?

Days of the Week Activities and Books

Girls  Socks

Girl’s Underwear

Boy’s Socks

Boy’s Underwear


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!

Days of the Week Organizer


Writing Activities

Practice sequencing with writing stories!

sequence story

Write a Stencil Story

Make a Flip Flap Story



days of the week books and activities


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4 Responses

  1. Singing about the days also is a favorite of my students. My personal favorite is “7 Days of the Week” sung to the tune of Clementine. I often hear them singing softly to themselves when they are completing calendar work.

  2. My mom used to have days of the week dishtowels. I love the socks. Speaking of books, I also like Cookie’s Week.

  3. We have the days of the weeks underwear for girls–found them at Target. 🙂 My daughter thinks they are great fun.

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