Caitie is sharing tips for using the preschool song “Days Of The Week” in the classroom and at home for lots of fun learning with little ones. She has lots of great ideas! And she’ll lead us through the song using gestures – an excellent way to introduce a song to children. “Days Of The Week” is a super simple song for learning the days of the week and their order that’s great for the classroom.
- When singing this song, we like to use flashcards to show students the spelling of the words and where they fall on the calendar. You can also write the days of the week on the board and point to them as you sing, or point to the days of the week on a calendar.
- This is a great song to sing at the beginning of the day. Try singing the song together and have your students clap or jump when you get to the day of the week it is.
- Once your students are familiar with the days of the week, try giving them the days of the week flashcards out of order. Have them work together to put them in the right order, then sing the song to check their work.
- To make this song more active, try doing a movement on each day. Like jumping jacks or hopping.
- For another fun active activity spread the flashcards on the floor in order and then stand in a line next to Sunday and jump as a group to Monday, Tuesday, and so on, jumping day to day as you sing. Next, mix up the cards so they are out of order and so students have to jump back and forth to get to the next day. If you have a large class, you can have students do this one or two students at a time as the rest of the class sing Days Of The Week together.