Free Monthly Activities

The month of September is often a time of transition, as teachers and students get settled into a new school routine. This year promises to be even more of a challenge, with many students returning to in-person learning after a long period of virtual education. To fill in any gaps, try these activities that cover such curricular areas as reading, art, and nutrition/health.

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September 8 - International Literacy Day

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TCR8289 Rigorous Reading: An In-Depth Guide for Any Picture Book Gr 2-4

TCR8289 Rigorous Reading: An In-Depth Guide for Any Picture Book Gr 2-4
Use this customizable resource to help students dig deeper into the three modes—text, visual images, and design—picture books use to convey meaning and create a unique reading experience. This guide is organized by literary and visual elements. Each section includes teacher instructions that provide activity overviews, a quick guide that [more]

Grade(s): 2-4
Pages: 128
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TCR2972 Rigorous Reading: An In-Depth Guide for Any Novel Grade 3-5

TCR2972 Rigorous Reading: An In-Depth Guide for Any Novel Grade 3-5
Transform the reading of a great novel into a journey of discovery. This customizable resource offers incredible flexibility as you share and explore great literature with your students. The guide is organized by literary elements and includes Teacher Instructions that provide activity overviews. Student activities feature text-dependent questions that encourage [more]

Pages: 144
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TCR2973 Rigorous Reading: An In-Depth Guide for Any Novel Grade 6-Up

TCR2973 Rigorous Reading: An In-Depth Guide for Any Novel Grade 6-Up
Transform the reading of a great novel into a journey of discovery. This customizable resource offers incredible flexibility as you share and explore great literature with your students. The guide is organized by literary elements and includes Teacher Instructions that provide activity overviews. Student activities feature text-dependent questions that encourage [more]

Pages: 144
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September 13 - Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day

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TCR8319 Activities for Unusual Holidays: Celebrating 38 Special Days in 38 Different Ways (Gr. 2–3)

TCR8319 Activities for Unusual Holidays: Celebrating 38 Special Days in 38 Different Ways (Gr. 2–3)
The activities in this book are low prep and rarely require more than everyday school supplies. Each day has an information page and an activity page for students to complete. Background information for each holiday is included so that teachers won't have to do any additional research. The activities develop [more]

Grade(s): 2-3
Pages: 80
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September 15 - International Dot Day

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TCR8234 Practice to Learn: Dot-to-Dot Alphabet

TCR8234 Practice to Learn: Dot-to-Dot Alphabet
Each vibrant book in this series includes a wide range of interesting activities designed to develop foundational skills. The activities are fun and motivate children to continue working and learning. The instructions are easy to follow, and the progressively challenging activities encourage children to extend their learning. Their compact 7" [more]

Grade(s): PreK-K
Pages: 64
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TCR3081 Art & Artists Through the Centuries

TCR3081 Art & Artists Through the Centuries
Students gain an appreciation for fine art by analyzing the distinct techniques used by more than 20 artists throughout history. Follow-up projects help students imitate those techniques. Included are biographies, vocabulary lists, and assessment guidelines. [more]

Grade(s): 3-8
Pages: 112
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September 17 - U.S. Constitution Signed, 1787

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TCR3051 Take Five Minutes: A History Fact a Day for Editing

TCR3051 Take Five Minutes: A History Fact a Day for Editing
Have your students "rewrite" history! Present them with an error-laden history fact for every day of the year. Then ask them to edit the sentence for grammar, spelling, capitalization, and/or punctuation errors. [more]

Grade(s): 3-5
Pages: 144
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TCR3211 Spotlight on America: The Constitution

TCR3211 Spotlight on America: The Constitution
Enrich reading in the content areas as students discover the history of the Constitution and the people behind its creation. Students enjoy activities that include debating, public speaking, working with maps and timelines, a Readers Theater, and a simulation of a Constitutional Convention. [more]

Grade(s): 4-8
Pages: 64
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