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Things to Do in August with Your Family

Updated on February 26, 2013
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Did you know that August is a month full of holidays? There are many little known holidays that you can enjoy with your family during the month of August.

Ice Cream Sandwich
Ice Cream Sandwich | Source

August 2 - National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

Ice Cream Sandwiches are one of my favorite summertime treats so I will definitely want to celebrate this day. To celebrate, you and your family can:

  1. Get some ice cream sandwiches from an ice cream truck, if you have one that comes to your neighborhood.
  2. Have ice cream sandwiches for dessert.
  3. Make your own ice cream sandwiches. A recipe is below.
  4. My favorite kinds of desserts are those that mix hot and cold so I like to make crepes and wrap an ice cream sandwich inside the hot crepe. Then I top it with my favorite toppings like sliced strawberries, whipped creme, and chocolate syrup. I added a recipe for dessert crepes below. Crepes sounds super fancy but they are very simple to make.

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August 3 - National Watermelon Day

Who wouldn't want to celebrate National Watermelon Day? Watermelon's are one of my favorite fruits. To celebrate, I suggest eating watermelon as well as making some art with it.

First Sunday in August - Friendship Day

Everyone needs friends, they help us get through life. To celebrate Friendship Day, you can:

  1. Talk to your kids about the importance of friends and how they should be treated and valued.
  2. Each family member can put together an album of pictures with their best friend. Give these albums as gifts to those friends.
  3. Call your friends.
  4. Kids can make friendship bracelets.
  5. Spend time with your friends.

How to Make a Frienship Bracelet

First Sunday in August - International Forgiveness Day

The Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance created this day in order to promote the importance of true forgiveness in building strong communities and relationships. To celebrate this day you and your family can:

  1. Talk to your kids about the importance of forgiveness.
  2. Make two lists each. One for the people and things that you have wronged and one of those who you feel have wronged you. On the first list, don't just include people that you have wronged. Think bigger. Think about how you have contributed to global issues like pollution or cruelty to farm animals. Once you have written this list, figure out what you can do to make amends and then do it. On the second list, dig deep and try and forgive those individuals. Even if they don't know you have forgiven them it will be a burden off your shoulders.

Kids Talk About Forgiveness

First Sunday in August - Sisters Day

To celebrate Sister's Day you can:

  1. Get all the sisters in the family together to go out for lunch, shopping, or pedicures.
  2. Call your sister.
  3. If you and your sister don't get along, make a special effort to get along with her today.

August 6 - Wiggle Your Toes Day

On Wiggle Your Toes Day, you can:

  1. Appreciate your feet. Take everyone in the house out for pedicures or do them at home.
  2. Play "This Little Piggy Went to Market" with your young children.
  3. Give eat other foot massages.
  4. Get creative with some feet art. Do something artistic that involves feet of everyone in the family. You could take pictures of everyone's feet together, either barefoot, with socks or with shoes. You could also put paint on the bottoms of everyone's feet and make a mural.

Lighthouse in Canada
Lighthouse in Canada | Source

August 7 - National Lighthouse Day

Lighthouses once helped ships navigate waters close to land during dark or stormy conditions. To celebrate these beautiful and historic lighthouses, you and your family can:

  1. Visit a lighthouse.
  2. Donate to a Lighthouse Preservation Society.

August 9 - Book Lover's Day

On Book Lovers Day, you and your family can:

  1. Read your favorite books.
  2. Read together.
  3. Visit a Senior Citizen and read to them.
  4. Donate books to your local library.
  5. Check out books at your local library.

August 10 - Lazy Day

August 10th is Lazy Day. That sounds like a great holiday to me! Today I would recommend:

  1. Staying in your pj's all day.
  2. Watching movies.
  3. Cuddling up with a good book.
  4. Having a pizza delivered for dinner.

August 11 - Son & Daughter Day

To celebrate Son & Daughter Day, you can spend time with your kids. Do things as a family. Talk. Connect. Enjoy each others company.

August 12 - Middle Child's Day

Middle Child's Day is August 12th. To celebrate, spend some time one on one with your middle child doing what they like to do.

August 20 - National Radio Day

National Radio Day is on August 20th. To celebrate you and your family can:

  1. Listen to the Radio.
  2. Record your own radio show with your family.

August 21 - Senior Citizen's Day

On August 21st we honor all the contributions our Senior Citizens have made. To celebrate you and your family can:

  1. Visit an elderly neighbor or family member.
  2. Take them out to dinner.
  3. Invite them to your house for dinner.
  4. Visit a Veteran's hospital.
  5. Ask them to tell you about their childhood.
  6. Mow their yard or wash their car for them.

August 22 - Be an Angel Day

Do good deeds for others on Be an Angel Day. You and your family can:

  1. Cut someone's lawn.
  2. Pay for someone else's gas or pay for the meal behind you in the drive through.
  3. Deliver a surprise bag of household supplies like detergent toilet paper, soap, shampoo, and a gas card to someone that you know is struggling. You can leave it on their porch with an anonymous card.

August 26 - National Dog Day

National Dog Day is August 26th. Show your dog some extra love, attention, and maybe even a special treat. You could also consider adopting a dog.

August 26th - Women's Equality Day

Also on August 26th is Women's Equality Day. This day celebrates the 19th Amendment passing, giving women the right to vote. Your kids might be surprised to learn that women have had the right to vote for less than a hundred years. To celebrate, you and your family can:

  1. Take a virtual visit to the National Women's History Museum by going to
  2. Register to vote.
  3. Watch the below music video about the right to vote.
  4. Learn about the Suffragettes.
  5. Learn about female leaders throughout history as well as today.

Bad Romance: Women's Suffrage

August 30 - Toasted Marshmallow Day

Toasted Marshmallow Day is on August 30th. This sounds like a great day to build a bonfire and toast some marshmallows. Always remember, safety first! Make sure to keep water handy to put out the fire, if necessary. And, talk to the kids about fire safety before getting started.


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    • Kimberly Vaughn profile image

      Kimberly Vaughn 4 years ago from Midwest

      Thanks David!

    • Kimberly Vaughn profile image

      Kimberly Vaughn 4 years ago from Midwest

      Great month! My birthday is in August too!

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      David Livermore 4 years ago from Bakersfield, California, United States

      Hah very interesting article. I'm up for Lazy Day myself!

      All of these sound neat. Nice hub, voted up!

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      JP Carlos 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      Wiggle your toes day. That's sounds fun. :) we have another reason to celebrate in August. My wife and I celebrate our birthdays in August.