As the weather cools down, my family and I tend to want to do more than go swimming. It’s nice to do some educational and lively activities without spending a lot of money. Here are some fun ideas for free September activities for kids.
The Knack at Michaels
The Knack is a Free Michaels Kids’ program. On September 4, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m, there is a big brother/big sister Welcome Home Canvas Event. This is a great event for families expecting a little one in the fall. Kids three and up can make a “welcome home” canvas for their new sibling. The only thing that needs to be purchased is a canvas. This is a great way to keep your child excited about their new brother or sister. This takes place at all Michael’s US and Canada stores. Also, on the Knack website, there are free printables like a “Falling Leaves” coloring picture and more.
Football Display at Home Depot
On the first Saturday of every month at Home Depot, there is “how-to” workshop for kids ages five to twelve. On September 4, 2010 kids can learn how to make a football display. This event takes place from 9:00 a.m. to noon at all Home Depot Stores. Along with the project, kids receive an orange apron and an achievement pin. The workshop focuses on both skill and tool safety.
Smithsonian Free Museum Day is scheduled for September 25, 2010. This annual event allows museum goers to get a free admission ticket for two people to one participating museum. With over 1000 museums participating, there is sure to be one in your area. You must have a ticket. To find out more and get your Museum Day ticket, click here. Tickets are emailed to you after filling out a form. There are many great museums on the list like the California Science Center. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the free museum day.
Make a Calendar
Have kids make their own calendars for September. Get a free September Coloring calendar from freekidscrafts.com. This site features a list of September holidays and a cute black and white calendar to print out. In addition, the calendar has a bear sleeping on a pencil for a back to school theme. Have kids write in holidays, important events and then color this calendar to hang on the wall.
Enjoy September 2010 with your family!