The Months Chant
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Language Focus Other songs about: calendar/time
The months of the year
The Months Chant Lyrics and Actions
♫ January (January!)
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January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. ♫
"The Months Chant" is done in a call and response format that allows students to learn the months easily. The pace of the chant allows for using a calendar or picture cards as learning aids.
Have students make a up a gesture for each month based on the season, a holiday or a common activity at that time of year. 1
Print out the flashcards. Give one to each student and have them hold up their flashcard at the right time of the song. 2
Lay the picture cards on the ground in order and have students line up and jump from month to month. Next, mix up the order and have students try to keep up by moving to the months in order. 3
With a smaller class, have students spread out around the room and toss a ball around while chanting the months. One toss per month. 4
For more ideas, check out our blog post on teaching the months. 5