Birthday groups gets students walking around and saying the month they were born in while listing to other's answers and deciding if a group should be made. Basically, it's practicing the months focusing on the student's own birthday.

Basic Info

Time: 5 mins
Level: Elementary grade 5 or 6
Works with: Works with months/ birthdays
Class size: Medium to large

You will need:

  • nothing


  • Practice the months with the students while showing which months group into which seasons.


  1. Students walk around and find a talking partner.
  2. Each student says the month of their birthday.
  3. If the months are in the same season, students link together, either side by side arm in arm or one in front of the other with hands on shoulders to make a snake.
  4. Keep finding new people to talk to until there are only four groups.


  • When I do this activity in class, I usually do grouping my months first, then seasons. It helps students understand the mechanics of the game better and breaks down the instructions into two parts.
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