Themes By the Month: September

The Activity Idea Place proudly presents "Themes by the Month". Preschool themes are coordinated with the holidays and observances. To see the curriculum available on, click on theblue links.

Monthly Observances
Related Theme
Baby Safety Month
Be Kind to Editors & Writers Month
Wrtiers, Authors, Books, Communication
Chicken Month
Farm Animals, Chickens, Birds
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Health, Doctors, Host a Hop-a-thon for a local charity
Children's Good Manners Month
Cholesterol Education Month
Health, Good Eating Habits
Classical Music Month
Music, Communication
Coupon Month
Coupons, Money
Ethnic Foods Month
Foods Around the World
Eye Health & Safety Month
Health, Safety, Five Senses
Fall Hat Month
Hats, Fall
Food Education Safety
Food Safety
Healthy Aging Month
Health, Elders
Jazz Month
Music, Communication
Honey Month
Honey, Food, Sweets, Bees
Little League Month
Baseball, Teams, Sports
Marriage Health Month
Mushroom Month
Mushrooms, Pizza, Food, Vegetables (even though it is a fungus)
Organic Harvest Month
Rice Month
Rice, Food, Food around the World
Reye’s Syndrome Awareness Month
Health, Diversity
Self Awareness Month
Manners, Problem Solving
School Success Month
Back to School
Self- Improvement Month
Manners, Problem Solving
Sewing Month
Sewing, Arts and Crafts
Sickle Cell Month
Health, Sickle Shapes
Sports and Home Eye Safety Month
Sports, Five Senses,Safety
Southern Gospel Music Month
Music, Communication
Sports and Home Eye Safety Month
Tiger Month
Tigers, Zoo Animals, Circus, Animals
Women of Achievement Month

Weekly Observances
Related Theme
National Payroll Week (First Week)
Jobs, Money, Community Helpers
Constitution Week (Third Week)
USA, Around the World
Deaf Awareness Week (Fourth Week)
Five Senses, Learn Sign Language
Dog Week -- Observed the last full week of September

Daily Observances
Related Theme
Emma M. Nutt Day, the first woman telephone operator, 1878 (Sept. 1)Communication, Telephones
First U.S. bowling league was established, 1921 (Sept. 3)Sports, Bowling
First pro football game was played in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, 1895 (Sept. 3)Sports, Footbal
The Edsel was introduced 1957 (Sept. 4)Cars, Transportation
First roll-film camera was patented, 1888 (Sept. 4)Pictures, Communication
Peter Rabbit's Birthday (Sept. 4)Rabbits, (you can find bunny stuff on my Easter Page
Labor Day - US National Holiday - Observed the first Monday in SeptemberLabor Day, Work, Carrers
ESPN premiers, 1979 (Sept. 7)Sports, Communication
"Star Trek" premiers, 1966 (Sept. 8)Space, Future
Hot Dog Day (Sept. 10)Hot Dogs, Food
911 Day (Sept. 11)A day to remember those that were lost
Patriot Day (Sept. 11)Patriot, USA
Grandparent's Day (National - US) Observed the first Sunday after Labor Day Grandparents, Family
"Monkees" debuts on TV, September 12, 1966 Music, Communication
Video Games Day (Sept. 12)Video Games, Turn off the Video Games day??
Star Spangled Banner was written by Francis Scott Key, 1814 (Sept. 14)Songs, Star Spangled Banner, Music, Communication
"Lone Ranger" premiers, 1949 (Sept. 15)cowboys, Horses
Rosh Hashanah (Date Changes yearly)Rosh Hahanah
"USA Today" was first published, 1982 (Sept. 15)News, Communication
Independencia de Mexico (Mexican Independence Day) (Sept. 16)Independence
Citizenship Day/Constitution Day (Sept. 17)USA, Citizenship
"New York Times begins publishing, 1851 (Sept. 18)News, Communication
Talk Like A Pirate Day (Sept. 19)Pirates
Women's Friendship Day - Recognized on the third Sunday in SeptemberFriendship
The Birth of the Ice Cream Cone (Sept. 21)Ice Cream, Cone Shapes
"NFL Monday Night Football" premiers, 1970 (Sept. 21)Football, Teams, Sports
Autumn Equinox (Sept 21/22)Autumn, Equal
Centenarians Day (Sept. 22)100, Elders
Elephant Appreciation Day (Sept. 22)Elephants, Zoo Animals, Circus, Animals
"The Jetsons" premiers, 1962 (Sept. 23)Space, Future, create a Time Capsule
The Planet Neptune was discovered, 1846 (Sept. 23)Space
Native American Day - Celebrated the fourth Friday in SeptemberNative Americans, Indian Legends
World's longest kiss recorded - 17 days, 10.5 hours, September 24, 1984 Love
Yom Kippur begins - Date VariesYom Kippur
Jim Hensen's Birthday (Muppetts) (Sept. 24)Muppets, Sesame Street, Puppets
Family Health & Fitness Day - last Saturday in SeptemberHealth, Fitness,
Johnny Appleseed Day (Sept. 26)Apples
Good Neighbor Day (Sept. 26)Friendship, Neighbors, Neighborhood
Heart Day (Sept. 26)Our Bodies, Your Heart
Women's Health & Fitness Day - last Wed. of SeptHealth, Fitness
"The Flintstones" premiers, 1960 (Sept. 30)Stone Age, Time Before TV, Classic TV Shows, Flintstones

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