Autumn doesn’t officially start on September 1st, but that is when it begins in our hearts. My kids can hardly wait for our fun September Family Traditions!
I’ve compiled all of our September traditions into one handy-dandy list so you can gather ideas for your family.
Pumpkin Bread for Breakfast – We have pumpkin bread for breakfast every year on September 1st. We typically only eat pumpkin bread in Fall, so this is a nostalgic way to kick off the season.
Need a delicious pumpkin bread recipe? You can download mine in my free Celebrating October set. I sometimes make a healthier version by using sprouted whole wheat flour and coconut sugar, but I have been banned from doing that on the first day of September. 😀
Countdown to Autumn – I got tired of being asked how many days were left until the first day of Fall, so I created an Autumn Countdown for my little one to color. She tapes it to the wall right outside her door so she can keep track each day.
You can get a copy in my free Celebrating September set, along with poetry, copywork, art prints, scripture, and a recipe to make together.
Decorate the House – We pull out the Autumn decor on the Friday after Labor Day. Labor Day is the official end of summer to me, so the orange leaves & pumpkins have to wait until after that weekend!
Autumn Crafts – We love to do crafts that double as seasonal decor. I try to encourage spontaneous creativity by setting out a basket filled with Autumn crafting supplies.
I include things like:
- Fall-colored pipe cleaners
- Fall-colored tissue paper
- Craft foam shapes (acorns, leaves)
- Glitter glue
- Jute twine
- Scrapbooking scissors
- Metallic & glitter markers
I get most of our craft supplies at Dollar Tree and Michaels. Need craft ideas? Check out my Fall Homeschool Pinterest Board.
Autumn Books – We have a small collection of favorite seasonal books, and I reserve more from our library. These usually get tucked into a big basket, but I’m trying something different this year. We now have these long Ikea bookcases, so I am going to stand the books up like a library display.
September Fun & Games – I have a small stash of Fall games & puzzles on my closet shelf that I pull out the first week of September. My kids get so excited when they see these come out.
Festive Fall Games:
- The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel
- Hoot Owl Hoot
- Pop Up Pirate (for Talk Like a Pirate Day)
- Apple Pop
- Go Nuts!
So there you have it, our fun September Family Traditions! How do you celebrate September?