Back-to-School: Make September a Month to Remember!

September is one of my favorite months. Besides being the month in which my youngest was born (Happy birthday, sweet girl!), it’s also filled with fun events and freebies. Let us know which of these will help make your September a month to remember. Submit a comment to our blog by midnight EDT on Monday, September 27, and you’ll be entered in a random drawing to win an assortment of new books from Kids Can Press, including Have You Ever Seen a Hippo With Sunscreen?, In Front of My House, and Lila & Ecco’s Do-It-Yourself Comics Club. Submit your comment today! (Update: congratulations to Jana, who was our winner!)


Serve a banquet to local birds! Invite your students to use empty milk cartons to create bird feeders. Then submit photos of their creations to Audubon’s Homemade Bird Feeder Milk Carton Gallery. Five standouts will be featured on the website. The contest is sponsored by Audubon Adventures and Stonyfield Farms. Hurry, the contest ends Thursday, September 30. Visit for details.


Ready for the school year’s first field trip? Check out the free resources offered by Field Trip Factory. You’ll find opportunities for students to learn about nutrition and wellness, environmental education, the arts, animals, and more. Free field trips are available for PreK through high school. Book online today at


September is Roald Dahl Month! Celebrate by having your students participate in the Roald Dahl Reading Dahlathon. Visit for free lesson plans, ideas, activities, a reproducible reading journal, and more. While supplies last, bundles of 20 Official Reading Journals are available by emailing; put “Dahl Reading Journal Giveaway” in the subject line. Don’t miss out on the fun!


Get a free sample of Glue Dots! Visit to request yours, plus check out dozens of free arts-and-crafts activities that are perfect for fall. All the projects use Glue Dots adhesives, which stick to almost any surface. At the site you’ll also have a chance to enter a sweepstakes to win a $500 gift card from Oriental Trading. Click here now!



5 thoughts on “Back-to-School: Make September a Month to Remember!

  1. This is such a great blog. I do family child care in my home and I use your blog everyday as I use the information with my children as you have great ideas the I can use with all age groups. There are few blogs that I can adapt for al age groups. The older children enjoy being able to help the younger children with the activities. Susan

  2. This blog is one of my favorites as is the mailbox one. Great ideas and resources thanks to Karen.

    I love the field trip factory. It takes the work out of field trips. I would highly recommend this site. I have used them many times.

    I am going to the glue dot site as well.
    Thanks again for the great resourcces.

  3. September is such a fun filled month!! I am so excited about all the fall activities we are doing in my Kindergarten classroom from reading to creating projects to learning all about apples, this is a great time of the year. I thank you guys so much for all of your tips and information about programs and activities we can do in the class!! I am so going to have the kids work on their bird houses early this year!! Thanks!!


  4. I love freebies and I love your blog. This is a well written article, I wish more blogger offered the same level of content as you, the internet would be a much better place. Please keep it up!

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