Activity Calendar of Daily Ideas for Fun and Learning

Every day is an opportunity  to share God’s Word and His World with your child. Each day of the calendar has a suggested activity to do together. Have fun as you make each day a day of discovery and learning.   Boys and girls running
See Cathy Jo’s Truths for Tots blog for more ideas and encouragement.


Activity Calendar

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* Teach Proverbs 30:5aTeach Proverbs 30:5a

Every Word of God proves true. This is the ESV translation. The word "true" means real, genuine, authentic. To prove means it has past the test, it is genuine.

* Labor DayLabor Day

Labor Day became a national holiday in 1894. It is a day to honor American workers. The roles and value of "Community Helpers" could be discussed. Show appreciation to a firemen, policemen, postman, teacher, clerk, bus driver, etc. this week by making and delivering a thank you card for their service to the community.

* National Waffle WeekNational Waffle Week

Have Waffles for breakfast today, or maybe every day this week in celebration;)

* Act of KindnessAct of Kindness

Sunday, September 8, is Grandparents Day. Start today making a card to mail or take this weekend to Grandparents.

* Tomie dePaola BirthdayTomie dePaola Birthday

The man has illustrated or authored over 200 books for children. Very informative website about him and his work. Click here for information.

* Pilgrims Set SailPilgrims Set Sail

The Pilgrims set sail today from Plymouth, England in 1620. Talk about it today so your child can get a sense of how long it really took as you talk about it again at Thanksgiving.

* Tongue TwistersTongue Twisters

Today is National Tongue Twisters Day. Try some of these: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked? A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk, but the stump thunk the skunk stunk.

* Teach 1 Cor. 10:31Teach 1 Cor. 10:31

Glory here means: "to seem" which would mean the honor resulting in a good opinion.

* Cooking DayCooking Day

Make a cool treat today, frozen bananas. Supplies: bananas, can of chocolate syrup, popsicle sticks, chopped nuts if desired. Cut banana in half crossways. Insert into end of each half. Dip banana in chocolate syrup and roll in nuts. Freeze on cookie sheet. Enjoy:)

* Science DayScience Day

Does an orange sink or float? Very interesting! Click here to get directions.

* Patriot DayPatriot Day

A day to remember those who lost their lives this day and to remember that we need not be afraid. This blog will help children face their fears. (link)

* HummingbirdsHummingbirds

You may not be able to go to Texas for this Hummingbird Celebration but this link will certainly inform you about these beautiful, amazing birds that God created. Be sure to check out the photo gallery and the banding sections of the website.

* National Peanut DayNational Peanut Day

Did you know that the average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before graduating high school? For many fun peanut facts click here.

* Doughnut Day Doughnut Day

Today is Kreme Filled Doughnut Day. Have a special breakfast today...go out to get or make your own kreme filled doughnut with this recipe. (link)

* Teach John 17:17bTeach John 17:17b

Teach "thy word is truth". "Thy" means God, "word" is God's teaching and "truth" is God's Word.

* Water PaintWater Paint

Have children "paint" pictures with water and paint brushes on a sidewalk or on the side of your house. When evaporated they can paint something else.

* Curious GeorgeCurious George

The author of Curious George books, H.A. Rey, celebrates his birthday today. Read a "Curious George" book today:) click here to find out more about this author, his books, and fun activites.

* National Honey MonthNational Honey Month

Honey bees are one of God's amazing creatures! The National Honey Board has a very interesting and informative video. Click here for the link and much more information.

* Science ActivityScience Activity

During early morning or late afternoon, spray a garden hose away from the sun to make a rainbow. Ask: What colors do you see? Which colors are on top? Which colors are on the bottom? Can you paint a rainbow? Provide paint or crayons and create your own rainbow.

* Easy SewingEasy Sewing

Supplies: styrofoam meat tray, large plastic needle (craft store), hole punch and colored yarn. Thread needle with yarn. After knotting the bottom end as usual tape to styrofoam tray and tie the other end to the needle's eye. This will prevent yarn from slipping out. Punch holes around the sides of the meat tray getting as far away from the sides as possible. Help your child to continue the sewing pattern "up the hole" and "down the next".

* Last Day of SummerLast Day of Summer

Ideas: Enjoy a bike ride together as a family, go on a family hike, have watermelon as a treat to end summer, look at the stars tonight together, or invite friends over for a campfire.

* Teach Psalm 32:8aTeach Psalm 32:8a

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way in which you should go". Teach that the pronoun "I" is God. The word "instruct" means to wisely understand. "The way in which you should go" is like a map. God's Word shows us which way to go and how to follow. Use a map to help illustrate this concept to your child. With a very young child you could play a game where you give directions to get to a specific place in your home or yard. If the directions are followed correctly provide a blessing of some kind.

* OutingOuting

Visit a pet shop or aquarium today then go to the library and check out books about the animals you enjoyed watching.

* A Special BookA Special Book

The Bible is the most special book in the world! Here is a poem and hand motions when doing devotions with children: I open my Bible so carefully, (Form open book with hands.) For it is a special Book, you see. (Hold up Bible) It tells me of God and His love for me. (Point up, then to self.) It tells me of Jesus, God's Son is He. (Point up) It tells me God made the world-and me. (Point up, then to self.) I'll sit and listen so quietly. (Use soft voice.)

* Leaf RubbingsLeaf Rubbings

Go on a walk and find different kinds of leaves. Take the wrappers off a few crayons (the large crayons work well for this). Place a white piece of paper over a leaf and color over the leaf using the side of the crayon. Fill the entire page using a different color each time a different leaf is used.

* Johnny Appleseed DayJohnny Appleseed Day

Pick apples at an apple orchard today. Make applesauce, a pie, or apple butter. Read books about apples. Click here for fun facts, coloring pages, games, recipes, and more about Johnny and apples.

* (Love Note Day)(Love Note Day)

Leave a love note today: in a lunch box, under a pillow, on a mirror, in a bowl of popcorn, on a snack plate, on the dinner plate, be creative. Click here for blog posted on this date about love notes

* Go On A HikeGo On A Hike

The first day of Autumn begins tomorrow. Enjoy the changing color of the leaves. Collect nuts and discuss the variety. Great books to read about trees: The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons, A Tree for All Seasons by Benson, and The Oak Inside the Acorn by Lucado.

* Review Month's VersesReview Month's Verses

Prov. 30:5a, 1 Cor. 10:31, John 17:17b, and Psalm 32:8a

* Science DayScience Day

Egg, so that is why a chick can grow inside an egg! Click here to find out how to do this experiment with your child.


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