Preschool Activity Calendar for September
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Don’t miss this month’s preschool activity calendar! Celebrate all of September’s special days with picture books, seasonal printables, and hands-on fun!
September is full of holidays and special days that are sure to engage and excite your preschoolers. Today, I’m sharing the latest edition of my monthly preschool activity calendar. These are a favorite here on the blog.
Throughout the month of September, you and your preschoolers will explore and celebrate September’s special days with books, crafts, preschool printables, and more!
Be sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the post to print out your copy of the preschool activity calendar.
PRESCHOOL ACTIVITY CALENDAR: SEPTEMBER
Don’t forget to print out September’s activity calendar. Hang it on your fridge so you’ll be able to reference it all month long. Each morning, check the calendar to see what the day’s activity is. If there isn’t an activity scheduled, have your child choose a fun autumn activity to do for the day.
This month, celebrate each special day with these activities or come up with one of your own:
September 2 | International Bacon Day
Today is International Bacon Day. Read Charlie the Ranch Dog: Where’s the Bacon? Of course, you’ll want to serve bacon with breakfast today!
September 3 | Labor Day
Celebrate Labor Day by reading a book or two about the holiday. Then, talk with your preschoolers about what they want to be when they grow up. You may want to write it down somewhere as a reminder when they change their minds over the years. My daughter went from wanting to be a princess to a dancer to a vet to a nurse over the years.
September 4 | Newspaper Carrier Day
Read The Paperboy in honor of Newspaper Carrier Day. Then, let your children use an old newspaper to create some beautiful recycled newspaper flowers.
September 5 | Cheese Pizza Day
Today is Cheese Pizza Day. Read The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza), and then serve pizza for today’s lunch or dinner.
September 6 | Read a Book Day
Gather your preschooler’s favorite books and read them in honor of Read a Book Day. Here are a few of our favorites:
September 9 | Grandparent’s Day
Celebrate Grandparent’s Day with a phone call or visit to your child’s grandparents. Or, tell stories about their grandparents if a call or visit isn’t possible. Read Grandma, Grandpa, and Me.
September 11 | 911 Remembrance Day
In honor of 9/11, read 10 True Tales: Heroes of 9/11.
September 12 | National Chocolate Milkshake Day
Yum! Enjoy a yummy milkshake today in honor of National Chocolate Milkshake Day. Read Milkshake Mermaid while enjoying your tasty treat.
September 13 | National Peanut Day
In honor of National Peanut Day, read Peanut Butter and Jelly: A Play Rhyme. Then, show your kids how easy it is to make homemade peanut butter.
September 14 | National Cream-Filled Donut Day
In honor of National Cream-Filled Donut Day, read If You Give a Dog a Donut with your preschoolers. Serve some yummy donuts for breakfast, and then try making a puffy paint donut for today’s craft.
September 15 | Make a Hat Day
One of my favorite “hat” books is Caps for Sale. It’s the perfect book to read on Make a Hat Day. Afterward, let your child decorate a cheap straw hat or ball cap. Or, let them try making a hat out newspaper.
September 16 | National Play Doh Day
I don’t have a great storybook suggestion for National Play Doh Day. However, Modeling Clay with 3 Basic Shapes shows kids how to make more than 40 animals with teardrops, balls, and worms. They’ll love trying new skills today!
September 17 | Constitution Day
Today is Constitution Day. Kids may not understand the significance of the Constitution, but you can plant seeds that you’ll build on as they get older with one or more of these beginner books about the Constitution:
September 19 | Talk Like a Pirate Day
Argh! Your kids will love celebrating Talk Like a Pirate Day! They may even beg to watch a few extra episodes of Jake and the Neverland Pirates today. Read one of more of the fun pirate books for kids I’ve featured below. Then, pick one or more of these fun pirate activities to do with your crew.
September 20 | National Pepperoni Pizza Day
Have you ever read Pete’s a Pizza? If not, today is a great day to do so! Afterward, let your preschoolers help you make a homemade pepperoni pizza for lunch in honor of National Pepperoni Pizza Day.
September 21 | World Gratitude Day
Ah… the lovely world of Mercer Mayer and Little Critter. Read Being Thankful with your kids today in honor of World Gratitude Day. Talk about what your preschoolers are thankful for. You may even want to capture their gratitude in a printable Being Thankful for kids.
September 22 | Elephant Appreciation Day
As you celebrate Elephant Appreciation Day, read Elmer or The Saggy, Baggy Elephant with your preschoolers. Then, print out this fun “E is for Elephants” pack or try the accompanying art project.
September 23 | First Day of Fall!
There are so many ways you can celebrate the first day of fall! Read your child’s favorite book about leaves, pumpkins, or apples. Choose one or more of these autumn activities to do today.
September 25 | National Comic Book Day
Introduce your kids to comic books for National Comic Book Day. Then, let them try making their very own comic book starring your family or their favorite superhero.
September 26 | Johnny Appleseed Day
Celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day with one or more of these hands-on Johnny Appleseed activities. Or, read one of the storybook versions of his story. Print out these alphabet mats or this counting mat.
September 27 | Crush a Can Day
I know this seems like an odd holiday to celebrate. However, your kids will be amazed with this science experiment in which you cause a soda can to implode!
September 28 | National Good Neighbor Day
Start your National Good Neighbor Day celebration by reading The Berenstain Bears Love Their Neighbors. Then, brainstorm with your preschoolers about ways you can be a good neighbor today.
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