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

SEPTEMBER CALENDAR
A printable calendar with space for adding a photograph or drawing.


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


SEPTEMBER 1

Labor Day (1st Monday of September)

Hummingbird Day

SEPTEMBER 2

US Treasury Department established in 1789

SEPTEMBER 3

Skyscraper Day

SEPTEMBER 4

Extra Dessert Day

Newspaper Carrier Day
Try this: ► Newspapers in the Classroom

SEPTEMBER 5

Be Late for Something Day

SEPTEMBER 6

National Coffee Day

Fight Procrastination Day

Read a Book Day
Try this: ► Art lessons inspired by books

Pilgrims set sail from Plymouth, England on this day in 1620
Try this: ► Paper Bag Pilgrim Craft

SEPTEMBER 7

Grandparents Day (1st Sunday of September)
Try this: ► Make a Handprint Dishcloth for Grandma/Grandpa

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

SEPTEMBER 8

International Literacy Day
Try this: ► Art lessons inspired by books

SEPTEMBER 9

Teddy Bear Day
Try this: ► Draw a teddy bear using the Blind Contour drawing method

California became the 31st state on this day in 1850

SEPTEMBER 10

TV Dinner Day
Swanson sold it’s first TV Dinner on this day in 1954.

Hot Dog Day
Try this: ► Make a paper hotdog (instead of a hamburger)

SEPTEMBER 11

9/11 Remembrance Day

Make Your Bed Day

SEPTEMBER 12

Chocolate Milkshake Day
Try this: ► Pop Art Ice Cream Pictures
Try this: ► Make Avocado Ice Cream
Try this: ► Make Freezer Ice Cream
Try this: ► Make Ice Cream in a Bag

Olympian Jesse Owens' Birthday, 1913
Try this: ► Have an Olympic Day

SEPTEMBER 13

Author Roald Dahl's Birthday (1916)

Scooby Doo's Birthday

Think Postively Day

Peanut Day
Try this: ► Make peanut butter
Try this: ► I'm Nuts for You Card

SEPTEMBER 14

Eat a Cream-Filled Donut Day

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

SEPTEMBER 15

Make a Hat Day
Try this: ► Make a Bonnet
Try this: ► Make a Hat

Chicken Lovers Day
Try this: ► Chicken coloring pages

SEPTEMBER 16

Mexico's Independence Day
Try this: ► Yarn Painting (Ofrendas)
Try this: ► Day of the Dead Skeleton
Try this: ► Metal Tooling

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

Mayflower Day
Try this: ► Pilgrim Craft

SEPTEMBER 17

Apple Dumpling Day
Try this: ► Make a handprint apple

Constitution Day

SEPTEMBER 18

Rice Krispies Day

Cheeseburger Day
Try this: ► Paper Collage Cheeseburgers

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: ► Our Favorite Play Dough Recipe!
Try this: ► Kool Aid ® Play Dough
Try this: ► More Play Clay Recipes

SEPTEMBER 19

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

Talk Like a Pirate Day

SEPTEMBER 20

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

Chicken Dance Day

SEPTEMBER 21

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

World Peace Day

Mini Golf Day

SEPTEMBER 22

Elephant Appreciation Day
Try this: ► Elephant Contour Drawing

The Ice Cream Cone was invented on this day in 1903.
Try this: ► Pop Art Ice Cream Pictures

SEPTEMBER 23

First Day of Autumn
Try this: ► Autumn Arts & Crafts

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

Checkers Day
Try this: ► Make a Checkerboard

SEPTEMBER 24

Cherries Jubilee Day

National Punctuation Day

Little League Day
Try this: ► Make a Baseball Plaque
Try this: ► Make Salt Dough Sports Magnets

Supreme Court Established, 1789

SEPTEMBER 25

Comic Book Day

SEPTEMBER 26

Native American Day (4th Friday in September)
Try this: ► Dreamcatchers
Try this: ► Paint like Norval Morrisseau
Try this: ► Mini Totems
Try this: ► Sand Painting
Try this: ► "Stained Glass" Totem Glue Drawing
Try this: ► Inuit Carving

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

SEPTEMBER 27

Crush a Can Day
Try this: ► Make a sculpture using a crushed tin can!

Answering Machine Day

World Maritime Day

SEPTEMBER 28

Ask a Stupid Question Day

Good Neighbor Day

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

Museum Day
Try this: ► Kids Museums
Try this: ► Be a Museum Curator

SEPTEMBER 29

Goose Day

US Army Established, 1789

SEPTEMBER 30

The stapler was patented on this day in 1841

Safety Pin Day
Try this: ► Make a Friendship Pin

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

Breakfast Month

Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

Classical Music Month
Try this: ► Make Musical Instruments.

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.


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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.