Months of the Year
Educational Activities for Classrooms and Colouring-in
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This page has each month of the year available to be printed for children to colour-in. An idea for teachers might be for children colour-in the month of their birthday.
Months of the Year
|1||January||Named after Janus, the god of the doorway. January is the door to the year.||31|
|2||February||Named after the Latin term februum, which means purification.||28/29|
|3||March||March is named after Mars the Greek god of war. March was the first month of spring in the Roman empire and start of the military campaign season.||31|
|4||April||Added by King Numa Pompilius in about 700 BC.||30|
|5||May||Named after the Greek goddess Maia, who was identified with the Roman era goddess of fertility.||31|
|6||June||June is named after Juno (Hera). Juno was the goddess of marriage and a married couple's household, so some consider it good luck to be married in this month.||30|
|7||July||Augustus renamed this month to honor Julius Caesar, who was born in July.||31|
|8||August||In 8 BC, the month was renamed in honor of Augustus Caesar.||31|
|9||September||In Latin, septem means "seven" and septimus means "seventh". September was the seventh month of the Roman calendar until 46 BC.||30|
|10||October||The eighth month in the old Roman calendar. In Latin "octo" means "eight".||31|
|11||November||The ninth month in the old Roman calendar. In Latin "novem" means "nine".||30|
|12||December||The tenth month in the old Roman calendar. In Latin "decem" means "ten".||31|
Months of the year games
Here is a selection of games for children to play and learn about the months of the year. There are a number of things to learn - the order of the months, the spelling of each month, and also which months occur in summer, winter, autumn and spring.
- Learn the order of the months with Tom the zebra
- Help the monkeys order the sequence of the months of the year
- Hangman game - a more advanced game for teaching spelling
- An easier game to choose the correct spelling using multiple choice