As early as preschool, some children are exposed to the 12 months of the year. By second grade, both of my children were expected to spell both the days of the week and the 12 months correctly.
Months of the Year
The table below contains the 12 months of the year as well as an abbreviation, number of days and typical season associated with each month. We also provided a PDF template for each month which you can access by clicking on the applicable month. In addition, we created fun worksheets, e.g., crossword puzzles and word searches, to help your child learn the 12 months with fun activities. The worksheets are located below the table.
|#||Month||Abbreviation||# of Days||Season|
|2||February||Feb.||28 or 29*||Winter|
* February has either 28 or 29 days depending upon whether or not it is leap year. Leap year occurs every forth year when there is an extra day (Leap Day or the 29th of February). During a leap year there are 366 days in the year, e.g. 2016 and 2020.
| Practice Writing the 12 Months|
We offer a free worksheet that encourages a child to say, trace and write the 12 months of the year.
| Practice Writing & Matching Game|
We offer a free worksheet to practice writing the 12 months and to play a fun matching game.
| Fill in the Missing Letters|
We offer a free worksheet that allows a child to play with the letters in each month – by filling in the missing letters.
We offer a free worksheet that encourages a child to write each of the 12 months in alphabetical order.
| Word Search|
We offer a free worksheet that contains a word search. A child will need to locate each month -either vertical or horizontal.
| Word Scramble|
We offer a free worksheet that scrambled each month so a child will need to figure out each word and then write each month.
| Crossword Puzzle |
We created a free worksheet that contains a challenging crossword puzzle. Its clues are based on a holiday that occurs in that month or common event.
We created a free worksheet that contains tic-tac-toe grids. It’s played just like the game except you must read the month before you put an “x” or “o” in the square.