August is Family Fun Month: 31 Ideas To Celebrate

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August is Family Fun Month and with 31 days until September, there is still plenty of summer fun to be had.

My son Norrin is in a 12-month school, so he hasn’t much of a summer, but next week is his last week of school and his vacation will begin. Make no mistake, with your weeks off from school, transitions, and a change in routine (or lack of routine) August will not be easy, but I also know Norrin needs the break and I want to spend this month enjoying our time together before another hectic year begins.

Initially, I felt guilty that we aren’t going away anywhere, but then I realized we live in New York City — one of the greatest cities in the world — and there is so much to see and explore right in our own backyard. Plus, family fun doesn’t need to be extravagant, it doesn’t have to be expensive, and it can be anywhere, any time.

31 Ideas to Celebrate Family Fun Month:

  1. Go on a picnic
  2. Visit a water/amusement park
  3. Take a trip to the local children’s museum
  4. Take a ferry ride
  5. Play a game of charades
  6. Run through the sprinklers (at home or at a playground)
  7. Make s’mores
  8. Put a jigsaw puzzle together
  9. Go to the movies
  10. Go on a treasure hunt
  11. Play hide and seek
  12. Play miniature golf
  13. Go to the beach and build a sand castle
  14. Play Marco Polo at the pool
  15. Walk along a boardwalk and indulge in hotdogs, ice cream, and cotton candy
  16. Build an indoor fort, tent or teepee
  17. Have a water balloon fight
  18. Sit around a campfire and tell scary stories
  19. Go through your childhood pictures and share a special memory with your child
  20. Go on a bike ride
  21. Be a tourist in your own town and visit a popular attraction
  22. Blow bubbles (you can even make your own)
  23. Go to an arcade and play video games
  24. Go horseback riding
  25. Spend a Saturday morning in your pajamas, watching cartoons and eating cereal
  26. Go for Sunday brunch
  27. Toss a frisbee around
  28. Roll down a grassy hill
  29. Spend an evening star gazing
  30. Go to the zoo or aquarium

The best news: no matter where you live, what you do, or what your budget is, you and your kids will be creating lifelong memories. So enjoy these days and each and every one of these moments.


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