Months of the Year Lesson for Kids

Instructor: Nola Bridgens

Nola has taught elementary school and tutored for four years. She has a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, a master's degree in Marketing, and is a certified teacher.

There are 12 months in a year and this lesson will teach you what makes each month unique. We will also learn about the major holidays of each month and which months are in the different seasons of the year.


A year is divided into 12 periods that are called months, and each month is very unique. A great way to learn about months is to see which months are in which of the four seasons: winter, spring, summer, and fall.



December is the last month of the year and the beginning of winter. December marks the end of the first half of school and a much needed break for children. The religious holidays of Christmas and Hanukah are celebrated in this month.

January is the beginning of the new year and it's when we celebrate New Year's Day. We also honor the life of Martin Luther King in this month. The weather is typically cooler in January and some places even get snow!

February is the shortest month of the year with only 28 days. February is home to the holiday Valentine's Day where people do nice things and get gifts for the people they love. In this month, we also celebrate presidents of the United States with the holiday called President's Day.


March is the beginning of spring and has 31 days. St. Patrick's Day is an Irish holiday that many people celebrate and where some people wear lots and lots of green!

''April showers bring May flowers'' is an old saying that means it will usually rain a lot during April which will help flowers and trees to bloom in May. April is the fourth month of the year and only has 30 days. Remember this rhyme to recall which months have 30 days: ''30 days hath (has) September, April, June, and November. All the rest have 31.''

Since May is when flowers and trees are blooming and most mothers love flowers, this is an excellent month to celebrate Mother's Day! We also honor all the soldiers that have died fighting for our freedom on Memorial Day during this month.


June is the beginning of summer, which is the season with the hottest months. Summer is a favorite season for most kids because this is when some schools close for a few months and a lot of families go to the beach! In June, we celebrate Father's Day.

Independence Day

The beginning of July marks the middle of the year and the month we celebrate Independence Day. On July 4, 1776, the United States gained its independence from England. We celebrate this holiday--Independence Day--with flags, fireworks, and cookouts!

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