September 13: International Chocolate Day
❑ Find out more about the history of chocolate and how it is made. Check out this Smithsonian feature, “A Brief History of Chocolate,” which includes a video or the “The Sweet Lure of Chocolate” at Exploratorium.
❑ Visit a local chocolate shop where they make chocolate and sample the different flavors!
September 19: Talk Like A Pirate Day
❑ Make pirate costumes together using items you already have at home.
❑ Have a treasure hunt in your backyard; create a map and let the kids follow it to find the booty!
September 28: National Dog Week
❑ Get crafty with a DIY doggie craft for toddlers.
❑ Make homemade dog treats for your favorite pup.
❑ Visit a local shelter and offer to walk the dogs or help out in any way needed.