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October’s Special Days Activity Companion and Resource List


Once again I’ve teamed up with Fran from Funschooling and Recreational Learning for another e-book!  This one has activities for everyday throughout the month of October!  Families, homeschoolers, classrooms, after school program teachers, and club leaders are going to love these fun (and educational) calendar activities.

This publication:

  • Offers 120+ easy to use ideas/activities and includes some delicious recipes.
  • Is 16 pages long and printer friendly.
  • Offers safe external resource pages for extended information, research, and learning!
  • Is an Instant Digital Download: 1 PDF
  • Contains Family friendly activities.



Get your copy of October’s Special Days Activity Companion  at Learning Tangent Homeschool Magazine’s Shop!

Here’s a resource list to add a little more learning to the October Special Days Activities:

  • Oct. 1 Model T Ford introduced 1908

Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Ford’s Model T

  • Oct. 2 Farm Animals Day

Country Farm Lifestyles: Farm Animal Guide to Feeding, Housing, and Diseases

  • Oct. 3 SOS (distress code) established 1906

Funschooling & Recreational Learning: SOS

  • Oct. 4 Cinnamon Roll Day

Ifood TV: Cinnamon Roll History, Serving and Nutrition

  • Oct. 5 Physicist Robert Hutchings Goddard born 1882

Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Robert Hutchings Goddard

  • Oct. 6 Mad Hatter Day

Alice In Wonderland: Mad Tea Party Ideas and Games

  • Oct. 7 Physicist Niels Bohrs born 1885

Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Niels Bohrs

  • Oct. 8 Face Your Fears Day

How Stuff Works: Inside the Mind – How Fear Works

  • Oct. 9 Chess Day

Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Chess

  • Oct. 10 Cake Decorating Day

Creative U: Beginner’s guide to Cake Decorating

  • Oct. 11 Apollo 7 Launched 1968

Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Apollo 7

  • Oct. 12

Cookbook Launch Day

Instructables: Tips for Making a Family Recipe Book

  • Oct. 13 US Navy Established 1775

Funschooling & Recreational Learning: US Navy

  • Oct. 14 President Dwight D. Eisenhower Born 1890

Still Learning Something New: Resources for Presidents

  • Oct. 15 I Love Lucy Premier 1951

Funschooling & Recreational Learning: I Love Lucy

  • Oct. 16

Noah Webster born 1758/Dictionary Day/Learn A Word Day

Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Words Within Words

  • Oct. 17 Author Arthur Miller born 1915

Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Arthur Miller

Still Learning Something New: Salem Witch Trials

  • Oct. 18 Alternative Fuel Day

Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Experiments You Can Do With The Sun

National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Learning About Renewable Energy

  • Oct. 19 Author/Illustrator Ed Emberly born 1931

Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Ed Emberly

  • Oct. 20 Monster Mash Day

Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Monster Mash

Still Learning Something New: Monsters!

Autumn Leaves

Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Fall Leaves

Science Sparks: Autumn Science Activities

  • Oct. 21 Apple Day

Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Apple Research Project

  • Oct. 22 Daniel Boone born 1734

Still Learning Something New: Daniel Boone

  • Oct. 23 Mole Day

Wikipedia: Mole, Mole Day, National Chemistry Week

ACS: Chemistry for Life: Mole Day

  • Oct. 24 Food Day

PBS: Videos – What Do Animals Eat?

                       How Animals Use Their Senses to Find Food

                       How Plants Get Food                 

  • Oct. 25 Magic Week begins

Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Magic Tricks Resource Page

  • Oct. 26 Red Cross Founded 1836

American Red Cross: Works, Services, Military, Mission, History, Stories

  • Oct. 27 Tell A Story Day

Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Tell A Story

  • Oct. 28 Statue of Liberty dedicated 1886

The Real Life (Youtube): Virtual Field Trip – Statue of Liberty

  • Oct. 29 Cat Day

Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Domesticated Cats Resource Page

  • Oct. 30 Candy Corn Day

National Confectioners Association: Candy Corn History, How is Candy Corn Made, Fun Facts

  • Oct. 31 All Hollows Eve/Halloween

Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Halloween & Pumpkins

For the August and September Activity Companions click here

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September’s Special Days Activity Companion Resource List

Fran from Funschooling and I had such a blast making the August Special Days Activity Companion that we’ve teamed up again to publish another Activity Companion for September!

To purchase this ebook filled with great ideas to companion the days listed below, please use the following link:                                                                                                                                         Etsy: September’s Special Day Activity Companion

The following resources have been provided to help with the ideas and suggestions found in the September’s Special Days Activity Companion and can also be found at Funschooling & Recreational Learning.

9/1 –  Emma M. Nutt Day  –  The A-Z of Manners & Etiquette: Telephone Etiquette

9/2 – Great Fire of London – 1666 –  Great Fire of London

9/3 – Skyscraper Day –   Skyscraper Resource List

9/4 – Inventor Lewis Howard Latimer born 1848  –   Lewis Howard Latimer

9/5 – Cheese Pizza Day  –  Pizza Project Resource List

9/6 – Iguana Awareness Day  –   Lizard Resource Page

9/7 –  Grandma Moses Born 1860  –    Grandma Moses Resource List

9/8 – Popcorn Festival Begins  –  Popcorn Project

9/9 –  Teddy Bear Day  –   Teddy Bear Facts

9/10 – Sewing Machine Patented 1846  –  Sewing Machine

9/11 –  I Want My Own Business Day  –   Biz Kids Lesson Plans and Resources

9/12 – Video Game Day  –   Video Games Research Project

9/13 –  Author, Roald Dahl Born 1916  –   Dahl Resource List

9/14 – Star Spangled Banner Composed by Francis Scott Key, 1814 –  The Star Spangled Banner Resource List

9/15 –  Make a Hat Day  –  iKat Bag: Cardboard Hat Patterns and Instructions

9/16 – Illusionist David Copperfield born 1956  –  Magic Tricks Resource Page

9/17 –  Constitution Day  –   Constitution Resource List and   U.S. Constitution Research Page 

9/18 – Cheeseburger Day  –   National Cheeseburger Day

9/19 –  Talk Like a Pirate Day  –   Pirate Resource List

and  Pirate Resource Page & Knots

9/20 – Artist Dale Chihuly born 1941  –   Dale Chihuly Resource Page

9/21 –  Banana Festival  –  LiveScience: Bananas: Health Benefits, Risks & Nutrition Facts

9/22 – Scientist Michael Faraday born 1791  –   Michael Faraday Resource Page

9/23 –  Neptune Discovered 1846  –  Planets for Kids: Planet Neptune Facts

9/24 – Jim Henson born 1936  –  The Jim Henson Resource Page

9/25 –  Poet, Author, Song Writer Shel Silverstein Born 1930  –                                              

Silverstein Biography and Resources

9/26 – Johnny Appleseed born 1774  –  Johnny Appleseed Resource Page

9/27  Rosetta Stone Deciphered 1822  –  Rosetta Stone Facts

Sept. 28 – Strawberry Cream Pie Day  –  Strawberry Projects and Resources:                

 Strawberry Craze  and

 National Strawberry Cream Pie Day

9/29 –  Confucius Day

 Chinese New Year

 Confucius Quotes

Traditional Chinese Games

9/30 – Hot Mulled Cider Day  –  

Time & Date:  Hot Mulled Cider Day

Food Network: Mulled Cran-Cider