September Recipes for FUN!

Let’s Sing!

The Wheels on the Bus

(Traditional Tune)

The wheels on the bus
Go round and round,
Round and round,
Round and round.
The wheels on the bus
Go round and round,
All around the town.

Wipers – swish, swish, swish…
Horn – beep, beep, beep…
Lights – blink, blink, blink…
Doors – open and shut…
Driver on the bus…”Move on back”…
Children on the bus – bounce up and down…

Help children learn the name of their school and their teacher’s name by changing the words to the song. 

The name of my school is (school’s name), (school’s name), (school’s name).
The name of my school is (school’s name).
That’s the name of my school.

The name of my teacher is…

Let’s Do a Finger Play!


(Children repeat each line after you.)

I’ve got ten little fingers,        (Hold up both hands.)

And ten little toes,                  (Point to feet.)
Two little eyes,                       (Point to eyes.)
A mouth and a nose.               (Point mouth and then nose.)
Put them all together,             (Circle arms as if hugging.)
And what have you got?         (Hands on hips.)
You’ve got me, baby,             (Put thumbs in chest.)
And that’s a lot!                      (Wiggle hips.)


Let’s Say a Nursery Rhyme!

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill
Went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down
And broke his crown
And Jill came tumbling after.

Here are some additional verses:

Then up got Jack
And said to Jill
As in his arms he took her.
You’re not hurt,
Brush off that dirt.
Now let’s go fetch that water.


Let’s Cook!

Polka Dot Pizza

You will need:
            1 English muffin
            pizza sauce
            sliced pepperoni
            mozzarella cheese (grated)

1. Wash your hands.

2. Spread 2 tablespoons of sauce on half a muffin.

3. Put 4 slices of pepperoni on top.

4. Sprinkle with cheese.

5. Broil in the oven until the cheese melts.

Mama Mia!  What a pizza!

Hint!  Try other toppings like green peppers or mushrooms.


Let’s Explore!

Discovery Walk

Take your child on a feeling walk.  Let them touch various objects in nature and describe how they feel.  Ask them to close their eyes and try to identify an object in their hands by using their sense of touch.  What things do you like to feel?  What things do you not like to feel?


Take a listening walk where children close their eyes and identify
                        the sounds in their environment.

Go on a “smelling” walk where children try to identify different
                        smells in nature.

Just for fun, take a “Spooky Walk” one night with a flashlight! 

            Are there different sounds and sights at night?


Let’s Make Something!

Cutting Tub

You will need a plastic tub or shoebox with a lid, plus some safety scissors your child can use.  Fill the tub with old catalogs, junk mail, greeting cards, wrapping paper scraps, etc.  Supervise your child as she practices cutting items in the tub.

Let her make a collage on a paper plate by gluing shapes she cuts from the paper scraps.


Let’s Play a Game!

I Spy!

You can play this game in the car, outside, or any place you might be.  The first player begins by saying, “I spy something that is (name a color).”  Family members take turns trying to identify what the object might be.  The first one who guesses correctly is the next one to say, “I spy!”

You can adapt this game for shapes.  For example, “I spy something that is a square.”
Play this game using rhyming words.  “I spy something that rhymes with look.” 
Play this game with beginning sounds.  “I spy something that starts with /t/.”


This example for September is just one of the recipes that we have for you this month. You can download a printable with all of the recipes for the year by clicking here. You can also download the letter to parents here.


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