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September

Harvest Moon

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

Arts

Paw Prints

Make stamps out of erasers, sponges, or with the child's fist.

Dog Puppets

Provide socks, paper bags, and /or paper plates to make dog puppets.

Bone Printing

Provide different meat bones, a tray of tempera paint, and paper to make prints.

Bone Painting

Cut easel paper in bone shapes.

Dog Collages

Have children find dog pictures in magazines. Have the children cut out the dog pictures and glue onto construction paper to create dog collages.

Centers

Pet Store

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.

Dog Grooming

Provide the children with empty shampoo and conditioner bottles, brushes, combs, ribbons, collars, plastic bathtub, towels, and stuffed animal dogs.

Veterinarian's Office

Use some medical equipment and stuffed dogs to create a veterinarian's office.

Games

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

Newspaper Hat
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.

Grandfather's Kite
Create a kite with newspaper and sticks.

Labor Day

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

Grandparents 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.

Grandparent's Day Print and Color Cards

Grandparents are Special Certificate

 Milton Hershey's Birthday

Art

Have children imagine they are inventing a new
candy bar. Make up a name for it and draw
it.

Cooking

Make S'mores
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

Autumn Trees
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

Fall Faces
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
Pre-School Section Autumn and School-Age Section Autumn

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