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137 Fun September Crafts for Preschoolers to make

These September crafts for preschoolers are the perfect addition to several fall themes. Make them during your back-to-school lesson plans, turn them into an autumn station, use them as fun morning work, or create them at home at your kitchen table.

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September Crafts For Preschoolers

September crafts are perfect for fall crafting. Whether you’re planning a back-to-school craft session, a daycare activity, or you’re creating at home. There is a great craft for kids to make this month.

Last month we began wrapping up summer. Now we’re beginning to ease into autumn.

While kids of all ages will enjoy these art projects, they are a fun way to pair craft time with your favorite September preschool themes. These fun projects are perfect for stations, creating during harvest parties, or after a fall nature walk.

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September Preschool Themes

Here are several exciting themes you can explore in your classroom. Use one or fill the entire month with these special days and themes. Then find a craft project to go with the theme!

  • Alphabet
  • Animals
  • Apples
  • Back to School
  • Books
  • Colors
  • Community Helpers
  • Cooking
  • Emotions/Feelings
  • Fall (Autumn Equinox is in September)
  • Family
  • Farm
  • Fine Motor
  • Friendship/Kindness
  • Leaves
  • Numbers
  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Pine Cones
  • Pirates
  • Pumpkins
  • Senses
  • Trees (especially apple trees)
  • Shapes
  • Transportation

Special Days In September

  • 6th – Read a Book Day
  • 11th – September 11th Remembrance Day
  • 19th – International Talk Like a Pirate Day
  • 1st Monday – Labor Day
  • 1st Sunday after Labor Day – Grandparents Day

Our Favorite Craft Supplies

When creating these cute fall-themed activities, you are probably going to want to stock up on some supplies.

These simple materials are perfect for crafting with young kids. While not each of them is used in the crafts below, they are all staples in our craft bin. If you don’t have any on hand, that might be ok. Take a look at the craft first to see whether or not you need them.

  • Construction Paper – One of our favorite craft supplies.
  • Cardboard – Perfect for using up all those boxes you get in the mail!
  • Craft Sticks or popsicle sticks – A classic staple, use them in your craft or to mix paint.
  • Kid-Friendly paint – Kids love to get messy! Check out our favorite tips for painting with young children.
  • Googly Eyes – You can literally add them to any project and it instantly becomes cuter.
  • Tissue Paper – We always have this on hand. Buy it new or use or save it from birthday parties and holidays.
  • Toilet Paper Rolls/Paper Towel Rolls – A great way to recycle your paper tubes is to use them in crafts!
  • Paper Plates – Grab this party supply to create fun crafts.
  • Contact Paper – We use this a lot to create suncatcher crafts
  • Pipe Cleaners – Their bendy and hold their shape, which makes for some fun creating!
  • Coffee Filters – This inexpensive item is fun to create with.
  • Pom Poms – Fluffy and always fun.
  • Egg Cartons – Recycle these into fantastic crafts!
  • Puffy Paint – Makes great snow!!
  • Cotton Balls – Perfect for fuzzy tails.

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