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You can get the full list of August Days of the Month for Families here! Although August is usually busy with back to school, there are other days to celebrate. The best way to use the calendar is to hang it up and highlight a few celebrations for August that you and your child want to observe throughout the month.
August Days of the Month for Families
August usually signals back to school and not much else. And while some kids love going back to school (almost as much as parents), many either dread it or have some anxiety over it. But there are actually over 65 family-friendly ways to celebrate August.
You can get the full list of August Days of the Month for Families here. The best way to use it is to hang it up and highlight a few celebrations you and your child want to observe throughout the month. Then you have your dates set!
Here is a sampling of the August Days of the Month for Families.
National Watermelon Day – Sure you can cut it up and serve slices like normal. But why not, make it a watermelon day and try out some of these 50 watermelon ideas.
First Saturday in August
Campfire Day – On a recent vacation, I let my son show off his Boy Scout skills and build a campfire. I was a little nervous but it turned out to be a great memory. We roasted marshmallows over the campfire then made smores.
First Sunday in August
Best Friend Day – Encourage your child to celebrate their friends, no matter their age, by celebrating them today. Whether it be by taking them all to a movie or dropping off homemade gifts.
Root Beer Float Day – Whip up a Rootbeer (or Coke or Dr. Pepper) float before school starts! One scoop of vanilla ice cream goes into a tall glass then fill the rest up with your child’s favorite soda.
Happiness Happens Day – Science has shown that performing Random Acts of Kindness for others actually increases your happiness.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. Dalai Lama
Relaxation Day – the start of school is stressful for everyone: kids are emotionally tired even if they excited. If you have already started school, then make sure to circle this “celebration day” and embrace it.
National Potato Day – Make it a potato day: hashbrowns for breakfast, potato soup for lunch and fries or hot potato for dinner. Your kids may think it’s crazy – but that’s the point. Relax and have fun doing something out of the ordinary your kids are sure to remember.
Senior Citizens Day – Here’s the perfect excuse to take some cards out to a nursing home with your kids.
National Banana Split Day – Have your kids join you in making a traditional banana split.