* October Crafts and Special Days

October Arts, Crafts and Activities for Kids from KinderArt.com

Summary:

Here’s a list of seasonal arts, crafts, activities, ideas and more for the month of October.

OCTOBER 1

Homemade Cookies Day
Try this: ► Cookie Recipes

World Vegetarian Day
Try this: ► Inside Outside Drawings of Vegetables
Try this: ► Fruit and Vegetable Portraits
Try this: ► Fruit and Vegetable Prints

Henry Ford introduced the Model T on this day in 1908

Try this: ► Transportation Activities

OCTOBER 2

Name Your Car Day

National Poetry Day
Try this: ► Poetry Pebbles
Try this: ► Magnetic Poetry

Peanuts Comic Strip First Published in 1950

World Farm Animals Day
Try this: ► Farm Coloring Pages/Printables
Try this: ► Animal Masks

OCTOBER 3

Author James Herriot’s Birthday, 1916

Try this: ► Baby Animals Coloring Pages

Try this: ► Farm Coloring Pages/Printables

Look at the Leaves Day
Try this: ► Build a Tree Leaf by Leaf
Try this: ► Crayon Resist Fall Leaves
Try this: ► Fall Leaf Watercolors
Try this: ► Leaf People
Try this: ► Fall Leaves T-Shirt

OCTOBER 4

Golf Day

Sputnik orbited the Earth on this day in 1957
Try this: ► Make a cosmic mobile

Try this: ► Sculpt a Planet

Frugal Fun Day
Try this: ► Make art using recycled items!

World Cardmaking Day
Try this: ► Make Note Cards
Try this: ► Make Crackle Cards
Try this: ► Make a card for mom
Try this: ► Make a card for dad

OCTOBER 5

World Teacher Day

Try this: ► So You Want to Be a Teacher

Ray Kroc’s Birthday (Founder of McDonalds)

Try this: ► Make a hamburger collage

OCTOBER 6

American Library Association Founded in 1876

Try this: ► Find art lessons inspired by books

Child Health Day

OCTOBER 7

The rose became the US National flower on this day in 1986

Try this: ► Make a flower out of coffee filters.

OCTOBER 9

Moldy Cheese Day

Lief Ericson discovered America on this day in the year 1000

Columbus Day (USA)

Thanksgiving Day (Canada)
Try this: ► Thanksgiving Day Activities

OCTOBER 10

World Egg Day
Try this: ► Dinosaur Eggs
Try this: ► Egg Carton Caterpillar
Try this: ► Egg Cup Flowers
Try this: ► Find lots of egg crafts in our Easter section

OCTOBER 11

Eleanor Roosevelt’s Birthday, 1884

OCTOBER 12

Farmer’s Day
Try this: ► Sunflower Drawings
Try this: ► Farm Coloring Pages/Printables

OCTOBER 13

Indigenous People’s Day
Try this: ► Make a Dreamcatcher
Try this: ► Inuit Soap Carving
Try this: ► Norval Morrisseau
Try this: ► Drawing Totems with Glue
Try this: ► Sand Painting

OCTOBER 14

President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s birthday, 1890

Grover’s (Sesame Street) Birthday

OCTOBER 15

Dessert Day
Try this: ► Yummy Recipes
Try this: ► Make a dessert out of clay!
Try this: ► Paint a dessert!

Grouch Day

Fossil Day

Try this: ► Make dinosaur eggs.

US Department of Transportation established on this day in 1966
Try this: ► Transportation Activities

OCTOBER 16

Dictionary Day

World Food Day
Try this: ► Make Mini Meals

OCTOBER 17

Black Poetry Day

Pasta Day
Try this: ► Spaghetti Skeleton
Try this: ► Twig and Pasta Name Plate

OCTOBER 18

Chocolate Cupcake Day

OCTOBER 19

Star Spangled Banner Day
Try this: ► Color the US Flag

Thomas Edison demonstrated the electric light on this day in 1879.

Try this: ► STEM Activities

OCTOBER 20

Monster Mash Day
Try this: ► Shoe Rubbing Monsters
Try this: ► Name Monsters
Try this: ► Monster in my Closet
Try this: ► Monster Painting

OCTOBER 21

Alfred Nobel’s Birthday, 1833

Reptile Day
Try this: ► Make a Snake using recycled materials

Counting Buttons Day
Try this: ► Make a Button Banner
Try this: ► Waste Not Picture Frame

OCTOBER 22

Nut Day

OCTOBER 23

Canned Food Day
Try this: ► Make a sculpture out of a recycled food can
Try this: ► Make telephones out of recycled food cans

Soccer Player Pele’s Birthday, 1940

OCTOBER 24

Bologna Day

United Nations Day
Try this: ► Visit the United Nations (external link)

OCTOBER 25

Denim Day

Try this: ► Make a book bag out of a pair of jeans

Pablo Picasso’s Birthday, 1881

International Artist Day
Try this: ► Art History and Art Appreciation Lessons

OCTOBER 26

The Erie Canal was opened on this day in 1825

Mother-in-Law’s Day

OCTOBER 27

President Teddy Roosevelt’s Birthday, 1858

OCTOBER 28

Statue of Liberty Day

Stuffy Animal Lovers Day
Try this: ► Do a contour drawing of a stuffy animal

OCTOBER 29

Stock Market Crash, 1929

National Cat Day
Try this: ► Make a paper plate cat
Try this: ► Cat coloring page
Try this: ► Handprint Cat

OCTOBER 30

Candy Corn Day
Try this: ► Faux stained glass candy corn art lesson

Author Emily Post’s Birthday, 1873

OCTOBER 31

Halloween
Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the night of October 31. Common Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, ghost tours, bonfires, costume parties, visiting “haunted houses”, carving Jack-o’-lanterns, reading scary stories and watching horror movies. Irish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America in the nineteenth century. Other western countries embraced the holiday in the late twentieth century. Halloween is celebrated in several countries of the Western world, most commonly in Ireland (where it originated), the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and occasionally in parts of Australia. Source: wikipedia

HALLOWEEN CRAFTS
Over 135 different Halloween ideas including costumes, treats, crafts and 100 things to do with a pumpkin! Also, find out how you can download Halloween coloring pages. [read more]

CELEBRATE ALL MONTH

OCTOBER is…

Adopt a Shelter Animal Month

AIDS Awareness Month

American Cheese Month

Apple Month
Try this: ► An Apple for the Teacher
Try this: ► Make apple cinnamon dough

Bat Appreciation Month
Try this: ►Bottle Bats
Try this: ►Bat Mask

Book Month

Cookie Month

Clock Month

Computer Learning Month

Try this: ► STEM Activities

Dessert Month
Try this: ► Make a dessert out of clay!
Try this: ► Paint a dessert!

Family History Month

Pizza Month
Try this: ► Shape Collage Pizzas
Try this: ► Make Piglet’s Pizzazzy Pizza

Popcorn Popping Month

Roller Skating Month

Polish American History Month

Stamp Collecting Month

Try this: ► Make a Stamp Jar

The 1st MONDAY of OCTOBER Is…

Child Health Day

The 2nd MONDAY of OCTOBER Is…

Columbus Day

Thanksgiving Day in Canada
Try this: ► Thanksgiving Day Crafts, Recipes and Lessons

The 3rd SUNDAY of OCTOBER…

Mother-In-Law’s Day

The 3rd WEEK of OCTOBER…

Fire Prevention Week
Try this: ► Check Smoke Detectors – Coloring Page

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