Plan Giving Instruction through Your Calendar

Planning Lessons and Projects for the Year

Print this 2018-19 School Year Calendar: This ready-to-print 5-page calendar is complete with Kindness Mini-Challenge prompts and lesson search themes to infuse giving and service into each and every month.


Add service to your teaching calendar by aligning lessons and service-learning projects to monthly events and themes. Select a month below to find lessons, project ideas, and more! This PDF provides a printable version of lessons and service ideas to use year after year. 

As you build a community and classroom culture of giving, teach these themes and lessons to build a common vocabulary and motivation to give. 


  • Character Education Lessons
  • Establishing a Culture of Kindness / Anti-Bullying Lessons
  • TeachOne for Back to School


  • September 11 Day of Service and Remembrance
  • Grandparents Day (September 11)
  • Citizenship/Constitution Day (September 17)


  • International Day of Nonviolence (Oct 2)
  • World Food Day (Oct 16)
  • National Disabilities Awareness Month and Anti-Bullying Awareness Month


  • Election Day (first Tuesday after the first Monday of November)
  • Veterans Day (November 11)
  • National Philanthropy Day (November 15)
  • Thanksgiving Day


  • Christmas  
  • Hanukkah   
  • Kwanzaa


  • New Year’s Day (January 1)
  • TeachOne for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day   
  • National Mentoring Month


  • Black History Month
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week
  • Valentine's Day (February 14)
  • Presidents' Day    


  • March is Reading Month
  • Women's History Month
  • World Water Day (March 22)


  • National Volunteer Week
  • TeachOne for Earth Day (April 22)
  • Global Youth Service Day


  • Join Hands Day  
  • Mother’s Day
  • Memorial Day  


  • National Lemonade Days (Early June)
  • World Refugee Day  (June 20)
  • Father's Day