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Contact another local child care or after school program. Ideally, let your kids talk to their kids. What are the favorite activities at the other program? What do they like to have for snacks? What are there favorite toys?
You could also have kids take pictures of activities, events, and materials in your program that are favorites. Send them to the other program.
You could even trade some materials with the other program on a temporary basis to give kids something “new”.
Check out the full September calendar to see the month at a glance as well as floating holidays, specialty weeks, and themes for the month.