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Calendar Questions For Kids

Here is a list of calendar questions for kids. They will help you teach kids about the calendar.

Once your kids are able to correctly answer each type of question, they will successfully have mastered the calendar skills taught in math in Grades 1-4.

And you can teach kids these important skills without having them do any worksheets. With the printable list of calendar skills to cover, parents can easily and verbally incorporate a question or 2 into your daily routine.

2 pages of printables of 91+ calendar questions to ask kids

Days of the Week Questions

Questions about the days of the week are usually worked on in grades 1 and 2.

Grades 1 & 2

  • Which day comes after Thursday?
  • Which day comes before Monday?
  • If today is Tuesday, what day is tomorrow?
  • If yesterday was Monday, what day is today?
  • If yesterday was Friday, what day is tomorrow?
  • If tomorrow is Wednesday, what day is today?
  • If tomorrow is Saturday, what day was yesterday?
  • Which days are week days?
  • Which days are considered the week-end?
  • Is Thursday considered a weekend or week day?

Months of the Year Questions

Questions about the months of the year are typically practiced in 1st and 2nd grade.

If you’d like to have a difference between both grades, one suggestion is to ask the questions orally in 1st grade, and have them write their answers on a paper in 2nd grade. This will give them practice learning to spell the months.

Grades 1 & 2

  • Which month comes after February?
  • Which month comes right before August?
  • What is the 7th month of the year?
  • If we’re in October, what month will it be 6 months from now?
  • What month was it 4 months ago if we’re in the month of May?

How Many – Calendar Questions

Grade 1

  • Look at the calendar. How many days are there in (name of month)?

Grades 2 & 3

  • How many days are in a week?
  • How many weeks are in a month?
  • How many months are in a year?
  • How many days are in a year?
  • How many days are in a leap year?
  • How many weeks are in a year?

Grade 3

  • How many years are in a decade?
  • How many years are in a century?
  • How many years are in a millennium?
  • How many days are in 5 weeks?
  • How many months are in 2 years?
  • How many years are in 3 decades?
  • How many years are in 5 centuries?
  • How many years are in 4 millennia?

Grade 4

  • How many days are in 1/7 of a week?
  • How many years are in 1/2 a decade?
  • How many years are in 1/10 of a century?
  • How many decades are in 4/5 of a century?
  • What fraction of a week is 2 days?
  • What fraction of a century is 25 years?
  • What fraction of a century is 6 decades?

Number of Days in Each Month

Kids will practice these calendar questions for kids in 2nd grade.

Grade 2

  • How many days are there in January?
  • If tomorrow is August 1st, what is today’s date?
  • If today is May 1st, what was yesterday’s date?
  • If today is December 31st, what is tomorrow’s date?
  • If yesterday was July 30th, what is today’s date?
  • Are there more months with 30 days or 31 days?
  • How many months have 30 days?
  • How many months have 31 days?

Leap Year Questions

Grade 2

  • In a leap year, how many days are in February?
  • If it’s not a leap year, how many days does February have?
  • In a regular year, how many days are there in February?
  • If today is February 28th, and it is not a leap year, what is tomorrow’s date?
  • What is today’s date if tomorrow is March 1st and it is not a leap year?
  • What is today’s date if it is a leap year, and yesterday was February 28th?

Seasons of the Year Questions

Questions about seasons are usually worked on in first and second grade.

Grade 1

  • Which season is after autumn?
  • What season comes right before spring?
  • If it’s winter now, what season was it 12 months ago? – (ask questions with 3, 6, or 9 months)
  • If it’s summer now, what season will it be 9 months from now? – (ask questions with 3, 6, or 12 months)

Grade 2

  • When is the first day of winter?
  • How many days (or months) until summer?
  • Which 3 calendar months is the season spring?
  • What season are we in August 1st?
a calendar with questions to ask kids

Read A Calendar

Here is a list of calendar questions for kids that can help kids learn to read a calendar:

Days of the Week Questions

Grade 1

  • On what day of the week is the 10th day of the month?
  • On what day of the week is August 29th?
  • How many Wednesdays are there in April?
  • On what day of the week does the month begin?
  • On what day of the week does the month end?
  • If today is February 22nd, what day of the week is it?
  • If today is October 8th, what day of the week was yesterday?
  • Today is December 29th. What day of the week is tomorrow?
  • Today is March 3rd. What day of the week was the day before yesterday?
  • If today is January 10th, what day of the week is the day after tomorrow?
  • On what day of the week is New Years Day?

Questions about Months

Grade 1

  • What month does the calendar show?
  • What month are we in?
  • What month are we in next?
  • What month was it last month?
  • What month was it 6 months ago?
  • What month will it be in 3 months?

What is the Date Questions

Grade 2

  • What is the date of the 3rd Wednesday in February?
  • What is the date 5 days after March 7th?
  • What is the date 1 week and 2 days before November 15th?
  • What is the date 2 weeks and 4 days after July 23rd?
  • What is the date of the 1st Friday after October 2nd?
  • What is the date of Earth Day this year?

Questions About The Calendar Year

  • Is the current year a leap year?
  • What year is it?

Personal Calendar Questions

It would also be good to ask questions that are relevant to the child’s schedule and upcoming activities. For example:

Grade 1

  • When is your birthday?
  • Which day of the week is your swimming lessons?
  • What day are we leaving for our trip?
  • How many months / weeks / days away is a certain event?
  • How many school days are there left, before your next school holiday?
  • What is the date of the last day of the school year?
  • How long is spring break?
  • What year will you turn 10?

Subscribers can download a printable copy of these calendar questions for kids below. For tips on teaching kids about the calendar, see “How to Teach the Calendar.”

If you would prefer to have a worksheet to help kids learn to read the calendar, here’s the link for a printable calendar worksheet for the current month. The worksheets are for students in grades 1 & 2.