September means the end of summer and the start of a new school year. We've bought school supplies, started getting the kids to bed early (or at least trying), making lunches, and looking forward to a fresh start. Here's to hoping that this fall is relatively uneventful for us all and that we get back to a more "normal" school year this year!
Celebrate these things all month long:
- Baby Safety Month
- Hispanic Heritage Month
- Little League Month
- National Courtesy Month
- National Piano Month
- Self Improvement Month
These weeks you won’t want to miss:
- Week 1: National Childhood Injury Prevention Week
- Week 2: National Suicide Prevention Week
- Week 3: National Keep Kids Creative Week
- Week 4: International Week of the Deaf
September 4 - International Bacon Day
- Try bacon for dinner with this bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin!
- Bacon is great for breaky, but have you tried it IN pancakes?
September 6 - Read a Book Day
- Reading is not just for kids you know. This is a perfect day to pick up a book and take some time for YOU. Reading not only transports you to another time and place, it also can improve your health. Reading improves your memory, increases your concentration, and can reduce stress. Who wouldn’t want that! Visit your local library and you can even read for free. Need some book ideas especially during recent events? Here are 10 Books to Get Kids Thinking About Racism and Discrimination.
- Another way to enjoy books as a family is listening to audiobooks (check your local library for those too). Here are 8 Great Audiobook Suggestions for Kids that the whole family could enjoy.
September 7 - Labor Day
- Always the first Monday in September, this holiday usually marks the end of summer. Initially, it was celebrated in a few states but it caught on and became a national holiday in 1894 often with parades honoring local trade and labor groups. You can read more HERE.
September 10: Sewing Machine Day
These articles are no-sew, but perhaps it will be the first way to introduce kids to the idea of sewing.
- Make this new-sew doll
- Have you thought of a bandanna pillow? Super cute and really easy.
- If sewing is more your thing - check out Thimble Bees
September 12: Grandparents Day
- Grandparents are the best! They shower your kids with love, kindness, and wisdom and should be celebrated every day (my mom made me write that). No really, your kids are super lucky to have extended family that adore them as much as you do. if you’re looking for an interesting way to Celebrate Grandparents and Record Family History we have the perfect idea in this article.
September 15 - Make a Hat Day
- According to
- The white tall chef hat traditionally has 100 pleats. This represents hundreds of ways an egg can be prepared.
- The process of making felt used to be highly toxic. They used mercury which caused damage to the nervous system, tremors, and dementia. This is where the phrase “Mad as a hatter” comes from.
- The Panama hat was not made in Panama but in Ecuador.
- Vikings never wore horned helmets.
- Color of construction hard hats have meanings:
- White hard hats are worn by supervisors or engineers.
- Blue hard hats are worn by technical advisers.
- Green hard hats are worn by safety inspectors.
- Yellow hard hats are worn by laborers.
- Orange or pink hard hats are worn by new workers or visitors.
- Celebrate by making your own hat. Yarn, felt, paper, fabric are all good choices. You can hot glue rhinestones or other decorations on it and have a hat contest to see who can create the funniest, tallest, craziest hat. If you want to create one that you can wear outside the home, it’s a great day to learn to knit or crochet a hat and it’s even Good For Your Brain.
September 16: National Play-Doh Day
- We love this homemade Play-Doh recipe
September 18: National Cheeseburger Day
- We want to know: where in town has the BEST cheeseburgers? Drop it in this survey!
September 19 - International Talk Like a Pirate Day
- Ahoy mateys! Spend the day talking like a pirate and get the whole family in on the fun. Here are 5 More Great Ideas to Help You Celebrate and you can even create your own Pirate Ship Craft.
September 24: Native American Day
September 30: National Mud Pack Day
- After a month of school, we all need some packed mud - and by packed mud, I mean, a trip to the spa! Check out these local spas within a few hours of Charlotte:
- The Spa at Rock Barn
- The Ballantyne Spa
- The Ritz Carlton Spa
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