Have a Harvest Festival
Gather some samples of traditional Native American foodstuffs. These
may include bean varieties, berries, chocolate, corn, cocoa, squash,
garden peppers, gourds, simple candy and maple syrup, onions,
peanuts, popcorn, potato varieties, tomatoes, and tapioca. Have
samples of some of the foods available. Try pouring and then tasting
small amounts of maple syrup over popcorn.
Make Cornhusk Mask.
Use markers to decorate an oval shaped posterboard. Decorate with
cornhusk (great hair).
Harvest color page
National Dog Month
Make stamps out of erasers, sponges, or with the child's fist.
Provide socks, paper bags, and /or paper plates to make dog puppets.
Provide different meat bones, a tray of tempera paint, and paper to
Cut easel paper in bone shapes.
Have children find dog pictures in magazines. Have the children cut
out the dog pictures and glue onto construction paper to create dog collages.
Using stuffed animals simulate a pet store. Include a counter
complete with cash register and money. Post a large sign that says,
"Pet Store." Set out many stuffed dogs with collars and
leashes. Children will enjoy pretending they have a new pet.
Provide the children with empty shampoo and conditioner bottles,
brushes, combs, ribbons, collars, plastic bathtub, towels, and
stuffed animal dogs.
Use some medical equipment and stuffed dogs to create a
Doggie, Doggie, Where's Your Bone?
Bring in a clean bone or a bone cut from construction paper. Sit the
children in a circle. Choose one child to be the dog. Have the child
pretending to be the dog sit in the middle. The doggie closes his
eyes. A child from the circle sneaks up and takes the bone. Children
call, "Doggie, doggie, where's your bone? Someone stole it from
your home!" The "dog" gets three guesses to find out
who has the bone.
BJ and dog bath maze (easy)
22 dog color pages
Baseball dogs color by number
Newspaper Carrier Day-Newspaper Crafts
Create with newspaper some outstanding floppy hats.
Newspaper Fashion Show
Family Fun-Great newspaper crafts
Dragon hat, Treasure Tray, Musical Maracas, Geodesic Dome
Newspaper Sailors Hats
Fold newspaper to create a sailors hat.
Dynamite Newspaper Dome
Make newspaper logs to create a dome.
Create a kite with newspaper and sticks.
Labor Day Collage
Create a collage of people working with pictures
cut from magazines.
Labor Day color pages
Labor Day word search
Labor Day Kids Crossword
Art and Craft Activities for Labor Day (school age)
Children's Songs for Labor Day
The History of Labor Day
National Grandparents Day
site to learn the history of this day. Be sure to look at the
activities and resources section. There you will find activities for
classrooms and groups.
Day Print and Color Cards
are Special Certificate
Milton Hershey's Birthday
Have children imagine they are inventing a new
candy bar. Make up a name for it and draw
Top 1 graham square with chocolate bar piece and marshmallow.
Microwave at HIGH (100% power) for 10 to 15 seconds or until
marshmallow puffs. Top with another graham, pressing slightly.
International Day of Peace
Peace Sign color page
First Day of Fall
Need: construction paper, glue sticks, leaves
Have each child place their hand and forearm on the construction
paper and trace the outside of the arm and forearm all the way up to
the elbow. Make sure their fingers are spread apart. The forearm will
be the tree trunk and the fingers will be the branches.
Color with brown crayons. Using strap paper cut out small triangles
or leaf shapes, and glue them all over your tree's branches to be the
leaves (could take a walking field trip to gather leaves to use).
Make sure to use fall colors of red, orange, yellow, and brown. Contributed by: Dawn
Draw a face in the center of a large white paper. Do leaf rubbings
(fresh leaves work best) around the face to frame it. Cut out and
put on dark construction paper. Good idea for a fall bulletin board. Contributed by: Betty Clay
See also A to Z Kids Stuff
Section Autumn and School-Age