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  SEPTEMBER CRAFTS
Note: Grade levels are given as a guideline only. Many lessons are adaptable.

BACK TO SCHOOL
Articles, lesson plans and activities to help you start the school year.


SEPTEMBER 1

Labor Day

World War II began on this day in 1939

SEPTEMBER 2

US Treasury Department established in 1789

SEPTEMBER 3

Skyscraper Day
Try this: ► Amazing Skyscrapers (external link)

SEPTEMBER 4

Newspaper Carrier Day
Try this: ► Newspapers in the Classroom

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown

SEPTEMBER 6

Read a Book Day

Pilgrims set sail from Plymouth, England on this day in 1620

SEPTEMBER 7

Artist Grandma Moses' Birthday (1860)
Try this: ► Grandma Moses Coloring Pages: 1 and 2 (external links)

SEPTEMBER 8

International Literacy Day

SEPTEMBER 9

Teddy Bear Day

California became the 31st state on this day in 1850

National Grandparents Day
Try this: ► Make a Handprint Dishcloth for Grandma/Grandpa

SEPTEMBER 10

Hot Dog Day
Try this: ► CatDog Cuisine

SEPTEMBER 11

9/11 Remembrance Day

Make Your Bed Day

SEPTEMBER 12

Chocolate Milkshake Day

Olympian Jesse Owens' Birthday, 1913

SEPTEMBER 13

Author Roald Dahl's Birthday (1916)

Scooby Doo's Birthday

Think Postively Day

Peanut Day
Try this: ► Make peanut butter

SEPTEMBER 14

Star Spangled Banner written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key
Try this: ► Color the US Flag

SEPTEMBER 15

Chicken Lovers Day
Try this: ► Chicken coloring pages: 1 and 2

SEPTEMBER 16

Mexico's Independence Day
Try this: ► Multicultural Art Lessons

Collect Rocks Day
Try this: ► Poetry Pebbles
Try this: ► Garden Rock
Try this: ► Rock and Wire Mobile
Try this: ► Bug Village

SEPTEMBER 17

Apple Dumpling Day

Constitution Day

SEPTEMBER 18

The New York Times was first published on this day in 1851
Try this: ► Newspapers in the Classroom

Mushroom Picking Day

Play-Doh Day
Try this: ► Peanut Butter Play Dough
Try this: ► Kool Aid ® Play Dough

SEPTEMBER 19

Homemade Pudding Day
Try this: ► Space Pudding
Try this: ► Magic Pudding
Try this: ► Charlie Brown and Snoopy Snacks

SEPTEMBER 20

Magellen began his search for the Spice Islands on this day in 1519

SEPTEMBER 21

Gratitude Day
Try this: ► Say thank you with a homemade craft.

World Peace Day

Mini Golf Day

SEPTEMBER 22

First Day of Autumn

Try this: ► Fall Reflections
Try this: ► Fall Leaf Watercolors
Try this: ► Fall Cubism Collage
Try this: ► Fall Trees
Try this: ► Fall Wreath
Try this: ► Autumn Coloring Pages
Try this: ► Make Autumn Butter - yummy
Try this: ► Make Cinnamon Butter - yummy
Try this: ► Make Plant Dyes
Try this: ► Build a Tree, Leaf by Leaf
Try this: ► Make Leaf People
Try this: ► Make a Leaf Print
Try this: ► Color Fall Leaves
Try this: ► Have fun with leaves

Elephant Appreciation Day

SEPTEMBER 23

Planet Neptune discovered in 1846
Try this: ► Make a Planet
Try this: ► Make Planet Suncatchers

SEPTEMBER 24

Little League Day

Supreme Court Established, 1789

SEPTEMBER 25

Comic Book Day

SEPTEMBER 26

Johnny Appleseed's Birthday, 1774
Try this: ► Where to find Johnny Appleseed Activities Online

SEPTEMBER 27

Answering Machine Day

SEPTEMBER 28

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival
Try this: ► Make a Chinese Dragon

Native American Day
Try this: ► Dreamcatchers
Try this: ► Paint like Norval Morriseau
Try this: ► Make Mini Totems
Try this: ► Create a Sand Painting
Try this: ► Make an Inuit Carving

SEPTEMBER 29

US Army Established, 1789

SEPTEMBER 30

The stapler was patented on this day in 1841

CELEBRATE ALL MONTH


SEPTEMBER is...

School Success Month
Try this first: ► Back to School Resources at KinderArt
Try this: ► Back to School Bulletin Board Ideas
Try this: ► Helping Your Child Look Forward to School
Try this: ► An Apple for the Teacher
Try this: ► Getting to Know You

National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Try this: ► Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation (external link)
Try this: ► National Childhood Cancer Foundation (external link)
Try this: ► Pediatric Oncology Resource Center (external link)
Try this: ► Camp Sunshine (external link)
Try this: ► Mickle the Pickle (external link)

Baby Safety Month
Try this: ► Safety Bee Coloring Pages
Try this: ► Safety Themes for Daycare

Breakfast Month

Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

Classical Music Month
Try this: ► Make Musical Art.

Library Card Month

Chicken Month
Try this: ►Chicken coloring page

Courtesy Month

Honey Month
Try this: ► Winnie the Pooh Recipes

Piano Month

Rice Month

Sewing Month

Read a New Book Month

The 1st MONDAY of SEPTEMBER Is...

Labor Day

The 2nd SUNDAY after Labour Day Is...

National Grandparents Day
Try this: ► Make a Handprint Dishcloth for Grandma/Grandpa

The THIRD SUNDAY of SEPTEMBER Is...

World Peace Day

The FOURTH FRIDAY of SEPTEMBER Is...

Native American Day
Try this: ► Dreamcatchers
Try this: ► Paint like Norval Morriseau
Try this: ► Make Mini Totems
Try this: ► Create a Sand Painting
Try this: ► Make an Inuit Carving

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Kids Celebrate
by Maria Bonfanti Esche, Clare Bonfanti Braham
Skipping the typical green shamrocks and orange paper pumpkins, here are 100 days to remember with 200 related activities for children and grownups.

Kids Holiday Fun
by Penny Warner, Kathy Rogers
This year-round guide provides fresh new ideas, month by month, for holiday activities the whole family can enjoy together. Ideal for busy parents, the guide organizes every holiday clearly, with detailed "what-you-need" lists and time guidelines for each activity.


You Might Be Interested In:

Lesson Plan & Record Book from Susan Winget

Lesson Plan & Record Book from Susan Winget

This one book has it all--artwork from Susan Winget, inspiring words of wisdom, weekly planning pages for a 40-week school year, student record sheets, seating charts, and substitute teacher information. 8-1/2" x 11".


Gradekeeper Software

Gradekeeper Software

Save time by using this software to manage your grade books. Now it's easy to set up grading options and to generate helpful reports. A user's guide is included.


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Year-Round Classroom Tips
Make sure your classroom environment stimulates learning all year long. Choose from a variety of ideas and activities related to organization, student behavior, centers, decoration, and more. Artwork by Susan Winget.
Buy it as a book or e-book.

Jumbo Book of Teacher Tips and Timesavers
The tried-and-true tips, forms, and plans in this book are just what first year teachers need to get off to a good start. Experienced teachers are sure to find some helpful ideas, too!
Buy it as a book or e-book.