Written by Kara Fleck, Simple Kids editor and Rockin’ Granola mama.
As we wind down Summer and prepare to say “hello” to Fall days, here are a few ways to play, learn, and explore during the month of September.
Ways to play, learn, and explore in September
September”s flower is the Aster. The word “aster” comes from the ancient Greek for “star.” Sometimes the aster is called the Michaelmas Daisy. There are some activities and a poem for the Michaelmas Daisy at The Flower Fairies Official website.
While you and your kids are learning about Autumn flowers, why not try your hand at a few of these felt sunflowers from Living Crafts?
The wonderful Se7en has a free printable September calendar for you.
Although September is the ninth month, the word September comes from the Latin “septi” for seven because in the Roman calendar it was the seventh month.
Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19th (which also happens to be the day after my husband Christopher”s birthday, what fun!). Right now you can pick up a copy of Captain No Beard for your kindle for 99 cents from Amazon (you can pick up the printed version, too) – and if you are an Amazon Prime member you can borrow it for free! Love that!
The Autumnal Equinox occurs on September 22nd. The leaves will begin to change colors, the air will become cooler, and the hours of daylight a little shorter.
Here are a few fun leaf-related activities:
Why not try out an Autumn recipe or two with your kids this month?
- Maple Pecan Baked Apples ::: Simple Bites
- Pumpkin Butterscotch Cookies ::: Joy the Baker
- ::: Playful Learning
How will you and your kids be playing, learning, and exploring this September?