Looking for new ways to add fun and engaging ideas to your homeschool routine? I’ve got just the thing with this National Holiday Ideas Calendar – September. Check it out!
Each month, I am going to release a calendar with exciting ways to incorporate some of these national holidays into your homeschool.
Starting of course with September.
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So the first thing you’ll notice is that I have left some room off to the side for you to take notes in as well as an area for materials and items you need to get together for each holiday.
1st – 7th – National Waffle Week
Celebrate this week by having waffles each day. There are so many amazing things you can do with waffles you shouldn’t get bored.
Some things to try are chicken and waffles, waffles and ice cream, or making cornmeal waffles.
Check out more ideas on Pinterest.
9/4 – National Wildlife Day
Follow the link from within the calendar pdf to the USDA forest service for some great lesson plan ideas and printables.
I also created and included a link to download my Photo Nature Walk guide which works like a scavenger hunt and is super fun and educational.
9/6 – National Read a Book Day
Choose a short book to read aloud – reading it aloud can be really fun.
Alternatively, let your kids read to you.
Your kids are never too old to enjoy a picture book.
Pull out some of their old favorites and spend some time reminiscing.
Some of our classic favorites are On Top Of Spaghetti and Any of the SkippyJon Jones Books.
9/13 – National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day
I didn’t add anything else this week to give you time to prepare for the takeover on Friday.
Spend the week showing your kids around the kitchen and discussing different cooking techniques.
By the middle of the week, they should be ready to choose some recipes and go grocery shopping.
Friday is the day for you to set them loose in the kitchen.
It’s okay, just breathe.
9/16 – Play-Doh is Rad Day
In preparation for this day, either buy some playdoh or be sure to have the ingredients on hand to make your own.
You can even make it edible if you’re feeling adventurous!
Be sure to check out the playdoh website for some fun inspiration.
9/19 – Talk Like a Pirate Day – Aargh!
Talking like a pirate is awesome and ridiculous!
See if you can teach a whole lesson or read an entire book using your best pirate accent.
Why not grab up some fun accessories to add even more authenticity to your pirate mimicry?
Check out this low-cost set of pirate supplies from Amazon to get you started.
9/26 – Autumn Equinox – 1st Day of Autumn
It’s fall ya’ll!
First, spend some time learning about the Autumn Equinox from the Scholastic website.
After that, grab that new pumpkin recipe you’ve been waiting to try – wait no more! Will you make cookies, bread, or a classic pumpkin pie with a twist?
Whatever you decide, it’s going to be delicious!
9/28 – National Comic Book Day
Who’s your favorite superhero?
Today is a good excuse to dress up like that hero and read some amazing comic books.
Share your favorite with your kids.
Then let them take a turn at creating their own comic strip with the worksheet that’s included with the calendar.
For even more fun, pick-up this cool cookie cutter set from Amazon then let the kids help make your favorite sugar cookies.
I hope you have found this National Holiday Ideas Calendar – September to be an interesting addition to your school week or just to add in some family fun.
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