Play, learn, and explore: September

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 fun:

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?

September”s birthstone is the sapphire. 1 1 1=1 has a great calendar connections set about geology this month that would be fun to go through day by day with your kids.

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.

One of my favorite September dates is Michaelmas, which is September 29th.  I wrote about it recently on Rockin” Granola, if you would like to learn more about this festival.

Here are a few fun leaf-related activities:

Why not try out an Autumn recipe or two with your kids this month?

How will you and your kids be playing, learning, and exploring this September?

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at

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  1. Thanks for the shout-out, Kara…and that top photo is stunning!!
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  2. We usually like to visit an apple orchard in September. I’m thinking of making some crockpot applesauce this year, with our fresh picked apples.
    A lot of the orchards have corn mazes too, which are also great fun.
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  3. We are going to take my daughter apple picking! I am excited because I’ve never done this activity before, and also I think my daughter will have fun doing it since she is only 2.
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  4. Thanks so much for the shout out!!! Love the look of your September and so thrilled that we will finally be getting some warmer weather!!! Bring on some Spring already!!!
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  5. Awesome, thank you!!

  6. Talk Like a Pirate Day is one of my favorite silly holidays!
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