August Holidays

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I will try to update this list with some fun activities as well. Feel free to click the links to find out more about the origins and meanings behind these special days. I plan to incorporate a few of these into our normal homeschool routine to add a little fun and excitement to our days. I’ll update this page with ideas we’ve found as we go through the month. Have fun and maybe make up your own personal family holiday or tradition for the month!

This month is also known as:

  • Admit You’re Happy Month
  • Family Fun Month
    • Check out these books here and here for some fun frugal family fun ideas. 
  • Dog Days of Summer – July 3 – August 11
  • International Clown Week – always August 1-7
  • National Catfish Month
  • National Eye Exam Month
  • National Golf Month
    • Take the family to the local putt putt course
  • Peach Month
  • Water Quality Month
    • Check your water quality with one of these kits 
  • National Picnic Month
    • Plan the perfect picnic with one of these baskets

And the different weeks are recognized as:

(These links will be updated as we get closer to the actual holidays.)

I found this list and more here:

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day  (2nd)

** See National Ice Cream Sandwich Day for more ideas

National Watermelon Day (3rd)

** See National Watermelon Day for more ideas

Campfire Day – First Saturday in August

**See Campfire Day for more ideas

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day (4th)

**See National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day for more ideas

U.S. Coast Guard Day (4th)

**See U.S. Coast Guard Day for more ideas

Friendship Day – First Sunday in August

**See Friendship Day for more ideas

Sisters Day – First Sunday in August

**See Sisters Day for more ideas

National Lighthouse Day (7th)

**See National Lighthouse Day for more ideas

Book Lover’s Day (9th)

**This would be a great day to go to the library

National S’mores Day (10th)

**See our S’mores recipe

Left Hander’s Day (13th)

**See Left Hander’s Day for more ideas

National Creamsicle Day (14th)

**Lots of ideas on my Pinterest page listed below or you could just enjoy a yummy Creamsicle

National Tell a Joke Day (16th)

**See National Tell a Joke Day for more ideas

National Honey Bee Awareness Day – Third Saturday

**See National Honey Bee Awareness Day for more ideas

Aviation Day (19th)

**See Aviation Day for more ideas

**Also See Amelia Earhart Day for more ideas

Ride the Wind Day (23rd) Birds, Kites, Airplanes?

**See Ride the Wind Day for more ideas

Global Forgiveness Day (27th)

**See Global Forgiveness Day for more ideas

Frankenstein Day (30th)

**See Frankenstein Day for more ideas

National Trail Mix Day (31st)

**I have a TON of trail mix recipes on the Pinterest page below!

Also be sure to check out my Homeschool: August board on Pinterest for more ideas and activities!

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