It is officially time for Back to School! You can use this printable calendar in the classroom or at any organization, and plan lessons or themed activities around the each holiday. Download and print our daily holidays and observances calendar to help with ideas and themed activities! See the link below for our September 2022 Calendar.
Refer to the calendar when you need inspiration, whether you are planning activities for the entire month for each holiday, or you need last minute ideas. Be sure to visit our Daily Holidays page to find related items that can help you celebrate each observance.
September 2022 Daily Holidays & Observances – Printable Calendar
How to Use the Calendar For Your Program
We have listed the daily holidays or observances that fall on each day of the month. Some days have multiple holidays, so you can choose to focus on just one or plan an activity for each one.
For example, September 12th is National Video Games Day. Plan a few activities that relate to kids’ favorite video games, like Fortnite, Frogger, and Pacman. National Day of Encouragement falls on the same day, so make sure you share that with students and motivate them to encourage one another and show good sportsmanship.
You may choose to use the calendar to plan your activities each month and develop themes around each of the days or a combination of days.
The 1st week in September (into the following week) includes several observances that allow your group to play and get active. Plan a Game Week, where you set up activities and games that go along with each holiday.
- American Chesss Day (9/1) -teach your group how to play the classic game of chess
- Spalding Baseball Day (9/2) – plan baseball themed activities for your program
- U.S. Bowling League Day (9/3) – try out our new favorite interactive bowling game
- National Tailgating Day (9/3) – find fun tailgating and toss games on our blog.
- National Wildlife Day (9/4) – kids can play and learn with this National Parks matching game
- Labor Day (9/5)- set up this jumbo patriotic game of Tumbling Timbers
- Great Egg Toss Day (9/6) – toss eggs in the air and try to catch them using this Egg and Spoon Toss pack.
- NFL Season Starts (9/8) – get kids active with a game of Flag Football
Activity Ideas Suggestions
On pages 2 & 3, you will find an activity suggestion for each holiday and observance under the Activity Ideas section.
If you see a URL under the Activity Ideas section, that means the observance is listed on our Daily Holidays page. Visit that link (PDF includes clickable links) to find products and items that would work great for an activity.
We’ve also shared some specific ideas as a guide. For example, September 25th is National Cooking Day. Learn how to start a Cooking Club as a fun theme for your classroom or program! We’ve shared some great tips and activity ideas on our blog.
Weekly & Monthly Observances
Our printable calendars also include weekly and monthly observances. For the month of September, there are several weekly and monthly observances. We have shared several links in the calendar download. Be sure to view the printable calendar for the entire list of weekly and monthly holidays.
- National Chicken Month
- Little League Month
- National Learning & Development Month
- World Alzheimer’s Month
- National Literacy Month
- National Yoga Month
We would love your feedback on how you plan to use the calendar for your program, and if you would like to see any changes in the template. Thanks everyone!
I absolutely love this site but I do however wish we could access the next months calendar in advance so we can begin getting ready. Like today is Aug 17th but I am ready to start working on Octobers calendar.
Hi Ruth, we are planning to post the October calendar this week! Great to hear you like this resource. We do post the calendars a month in advance, but this feedback is great and we can try to post them sooner.
When you click on National Assisted Living Week it brings up 2020 info.
Thank you, we have adjusted the link for now until we publish the updated blog post for 2022!
I love the september calendar! Im new here. Will there be an october soon?
Hi Delanie, so great to hear you love the printable holidays calendar! We are working on getting this posted by the end of the week, we just posted the fitness challenge calendar today! https://www.ssww.com/blog/october-printable-fitness-challenge-calendar/
These calendars are a must at my program. They help the staff develop creative groups. It is most useful when you can get the whole quarter of calendars at the same time. I did that for the summer and was able to purchase everything needed to address all the planned groups, all at once. It was very helpful for the instructers to have everything right there for them. Thank you for these calendars and please keep it up!
I love the printable monthly calendars with holidays/special days.
This is a wonderful idea for our after school programs. How far in advance can we get the calendars. They will be wonderful for planning our activities for the year
Hi. Yes, I saw t he 2018 version. I would like to see the 2019 to be sure I have things correct. So it would be awesome if you could send each month when they are done. Or is there any way that Ed World can use their newsletters/blogs to let just know what months are open for use and give the link especially for those of us planning well in advance.
I love the things I see on t he site and use it often as well as share with other educators. Marvelous resource! thanks for all you do there…to help us help kids!
I love the printable monthly calendars with holidays/special days. May I ask how one can get to the October one as I am looking ahead in planning – especially if I choose to place an order to support any activities.
Hi Sandy! We will be updating the October calendar with the 2019 dates very soon! I can email you when it is published. Currently the 2018 is still up.