If you’re looking for something a little different to do with your kids this month, this blog post is for you! In September, summer comes to an end, school picks up, and it can be easy to get swept up into the hustle and bustle of upcoming holidays. One way that you can make this month extra special for your family is to celebrate the not-so-popular September holidays…the ones most of us haven’t even heard of. 

We’ve put together a list of some of the special September holidays that we think kids would have fun celebrating, days like National Chocolate Milk Day and National Coloring Day. Whether you pick a few of these days to celebrate or try to get through them all, it’s the perfect way to create new memories as a family. This might just be the most memorable September ever!

You don’t have to do anything complicated or crazy to “celebrate” these holidays. For most of them, you can do a simple activity or eat a special snack. Simply recognizing the holiday and making it special can make a normal activity more fun for kids!

September 2nd

  • Blueberry Popsicle Day 
  • World Coconut Day 

September 3rd

  • International Bacon Day 
  • National Doodle Day
  • National Hummingbird Day

September 4th

  • Eat an Extra Dessert Day 
  • National Pet Rock 
  • National Waffle Week 

September 5th

  • National Cheese Pizza Day

September 6th

  • National Read a Book Day

September 9th

  • National When Pigs Fly Day
  • Teddy Bear Day 

September 11th

  • Grandparents Day 
  • National Hot Cross Buns Day 

September 12th

  • National Chocolate Milkshake Day 
  • National Day of Encouragement 

September 13th

  • National Ants on a Log Day 

September 14th

  • National Coloring Day 
  • National Cream Filled Donut Day 

September 15th

  • Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie Day 
  • Make a Hat Day 

September 16th

  • Collect Rocks Day 

September 19th

  • Talk Like a Pirate Day 

September 20th

  • National Pepperoni Pizza Day 
  • National Punch Day 

September 21st

  • Miniature Golf Day 
  • World Gratitude Day

September 22nd

  • National Elephant Appreciation Day 

September 23rd

  • National Checkers Day 

September 24th

  • National Bunny Day 

September 25th

  • National Quesadilla Day 

September 26th

  • National Family Day 
  • National Pancake Day 

September 27th

  • National Chocolate Milk Day 

September 28th

  • National Good Neighbor Day