Things to Do in June with Your Family
If you are looking for some fun things to do with your family in June, try these suggestions that tie to these June holidays. I will bet you are not familiar with some of these fun holidays you and your family can enjoy.
June 1st - Dare Day
Dare Day is a day to do the things you have wanted to do but have been afraid to or a time to double dog dare someone else to do something. Today, you and your family can:
- Play Truth or Dare Jenga. Take a Jenga set and attach strips of paper with questions and dares. Set up the Jenga game. As each of you pull out a Jenga plank you need to say the truth or do the dare on the plank.
- Do something you have been afraid to do.
"Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try." - Mary Kay Ash
"To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself." - Soren Kierkegaard
"Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare." - Dale Carnegie
"There's something liberating about not pretending. Dare to embarass yourself. Risk." - Drew Barrymore
"The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure thing ship never gets far from shore." - Dale Carnegie
June 1st - Flip A Coin Day
Trying to make a decision but you can't decide. Flip a coin. While the coin is still up in the air you will know what you want.
June 2nd - National Rocky Road Day
Rocky Road is typically a mixture of chocolate, nuts, and marshmallow. To celebrate National Rocky Road Day you and your family can:
- Eat anything rocky road.
- Make a rocky road recipe for dessert. I have provided three great rocky road recipes below. They are Martha Stewart's Rocky Road Brownies, Something Swanky's Rocky Road Pudding Mousse, and Paula Deen's Rocky Road Cupcakes.
June 3rd - National Repeat Day
National Repeat Day, I said, National Repeat Day, is on June 3rd each year. This is your opportunity to do things you like to do twice. You can listen to your favorite song twice in a row or hug your child twice. You and your family can get creative and have fun with it.
June 4th - Applesauce Cake Day
- Make Applesauce Cake. A recipe is on the below link.
- Bring Applesauce Cake to your neighbors.
June 4th - Hug Your Cat Day
On Hug Your Cat Day you and your family can:
- Spend time with your cat.
- Adopt a cat.
June 5th - World Environment Day
On World Environment Day, you and your family can do things to help the environment. See the attached list.
June 6th - National Gardening Exercise Day
National Gardening Exercise Day is a day to help people realize the health benefits of gardening. So, get your family outside to work in the garden or the yard and make it fun.
June 6th - National Yo Yo Day
On National Yo Yo Day, you are your family can:
- Buy yo-yo's.
- Learn some new yo-yo tricks.
- Give yo-yo's to kids you know.
- Donate yo-yo's to a kids charity.
June 7th - National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
National Chocolate Ice Cream Day celebrates one of the most loved flavors of all time. And, the warm month of June is the perfect time to celebrate it. You and your family can:
- Have your favorite chocolate ice cream for dessert. I love Haagen Dazs myself.
- Invite friends over and have an ice cream social complete with ice cream sundae bar.
- Make your own ice cream. I have provided a recipe on the below link that does not require an ice cream maker.
June 8th - Best Friends Day
On Best Friends Day, you and your family can:
- Spend some times with each of your best friends.
- Call up your best friend to see how they are doing.
- Invite each of your best friends over for dinner.
- Send your best friends some flowers or a small gift to thank them for being your best friend.
June 9th - Donald Duck Day
The original angry bird, Donald Duck, first appeared in a cartoon, "The Wise Hen", on this day in 1934. Celebrate Donald's almost eighty year history by:
- Watching your favorite Donald Duck Cartoons
- Drawing pictures of Donald and Daisy.
- Visit Donald at Disney Land or Disney World.
- Donald Duck is almost always dressed like a sailor so you can dress like him in a blue and white shirt, red bow tie, blue hat, and yellow shoes.
June 10th - Iced Tea Day
On Iced Tea Day drink this beverage with your meals.
June 12th - Red Rose Day
To celebrate one of the most popular flowers, you and your family can:
- Pick out a rose bouquet for your house.
- Bring roses to friends or family.
- Make up some fun poems starting with "Roses are red."
- Make roses out of red paper doilies.See tutorial link below.
- Make a rose wreath. See tutorial link below.
- No-fuss Paper Roses
I promise these are the easiest paper roses you’ll ever make! The ornamental design of paper doilies is what makes these roses so naturally exquisite. Because the beauty is intrinsic in the material, these paper doily roses require little fuss to loo
June 13th - Sewing Machine Day
Fewer and fewer people actually know how to use a sewing machine. Take this day to learn about sewing machines and how to use them. You and your family could:
- Make a quilt together.
- Make a table cloth or napkins
- Take a sewing class.
- Ask a friend who is an experienced seamstress to show you and your family how to sew.
Please note that sewing takes a lot of time, practice, and experience. Don't expect to get it all down in one day.
June 14th - Flag Day
On June 14, 1777, Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes Flag as the United States Flag. One hundred and eight years later, a nineteen year old school teacher in Waubeka, Wisconsin named Bernard Cigrand, came up with the idea of Flag Day for his class. He spread the idea and it quickly grew to a national holiday.
To celebrate Flag Day, you and your family can:
- Display the Stars and Stripes Flag at your house.
- Have a barbecue and invite your neighbors.
- Attend a Flag Day celebration in your area.
June 15th - Smile Power Day
Mark Twain once wrote, "Wrinkles should indicate where your smiles have been." Did you know that smiling boosts the immune system, reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, increases your own positive feelings as well as other's feelings about you? So, on Smile Power Day you and your family can spread all of those positive attributes by smiling at others. After all, smiles are contagious.
June 16th - Fresh Veggies Day
On Fresh Veggies Day you and your family can:
- Go to the store and pick out some veggies you have never tried before.
- Incorporate more veggies into your day.
- Make an all veggie dinner.
June 18th - Go Fishing Day
On June 18th to celebrate Go Fishing Day, you and your family can:
- Go fishing
- Eat fish for dinner
- Have a fish taco bar for dinner.
- Draw pictures of people fishing.
- Play Go Fish
- Adopt a fish.
- Build a fish pond in your yard.
- Visit an aquarium.
- Braid your daughter's hair in a fishtail braid. The tutorial video is below.
June 19th -World Sauntering Day
June 19th is a day reserved for taking it easy. This is your time to remember to take a slow walk, stop and smell the roses and enjoy life and the world around you. To celebrate World Sauntering Day, you and your family can:
- Take a walk around your neighborhood.
- Make a list of things that you are grateful for.
- Pick some flowers and make a bouquet for your house.
June 20th - Ice Cream Soda Day
My favorite ice cream soda is the root beer float. Celebrate Ice Cream Soda Day by making your favorite ice cream soda's and sharing them with family and friends.
June 21st - Go Skate Day
On Go Skate day, you are your family can:
- Roller skate around the block.
- Go to a roller skating rink.
- Play roller hockey
- Go to an ice skating rink.
- Play ice hockey.
- Take a figure skating class.
- Watch figure skating.
June 21st - Finally Summer Day - Summer Solstice
To celebrate the official start of summer, you and your family can:
- Do Sun Salutations Yoga to celebrate the sun.
- Throw a party with a bonfire. Bonfires are a traditional element of celebrating summer solstice.
June 23rd - National Pink Day
To celebrate National Pink Day, you and your family can:
- Wear pink.
- Make pink foods.
- Paint your nails pink.
- Support a "pink" cause like breast cancer research.
June 23rd - Take Your Dog To Work Day
On Take Your Dog To Work Day you and your family can:
- Take Fido to work.
- If Fido can't go to work, spend some extra quality time with him by taking him to a dog park or playing fetch.
June 24th - Swim A Lap Day
On Swim A Lap Day you and your family can hit the pool to swim some laps or get some fun free swimming in. A game of Marco Polo, anyone?
June 25th - Log Cabin Day
- If you don't have your very own log cabin you can take this day to get away from it all and rent a cabin for the evening.
- Stay home and build a cabin using Lincoln Logs.
- Make a Log Cabin Quilt.
- Make a Log Cabin Salad by slicing bananas and stacking them to resemble a log cabin. Fill the center with orange segments and top with a cherry.
- Make a log cabin for breakfast using french toast sticks.
June 25th - National Catfish Day
June 25th is National Catfish Day. On this day, you and your family can:
- Have catfish for dinner.
- Go fishing.
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong." - Mahatma Gandhi
June 26th - Forgiveness Day
On Forgiveness Day you and your family can:
- Talk with your family about how we hurt each other and how we can apologize, forgive, and reconcile.
- Individually think about the relationships that have been hurt.
- Contact those individuals one by one and make an effort to reconcile.
June 27th - Sun Glasses Day
On Sun Glasses Day, you and your family can:
- Wear your favorite shades.
- Buy a new pair.
- Everyone put on a pair of crazy shades and make a family music video to your favorite sunny song. May I suggest "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves or "The futures so bright, I gotta wear shades" by Timbuk3 or "I wear my sun glasses at night" by Corey Hart.
June 28th - Paul Bunyan Day
On Paul Bunyan Day you and your family can read stories about this favorite American folk hero or make up your own stories.
June 29th - Camera Day
On Camera Day, you and your family can:
- Pose for funny pictures.
- Have your family portrait taken.
- Don't tell them it is camera day but take a lot of candid pictures of them until they ask what is going on. Start by getting their pics while they are still sleeping.
- Let the whole family take pics. Have a contest to see who can get the most artsy pic or the best pic of a landscape.
June 29th - Waffle Iron Day
Did you know that the first waffle iron was created in Belgium in the 14th century? Of course, that waffle iron was not like the nice electric ones we have today. The first waffle iron consisted of two iron plates attached to a long pole that was held over a open fire. To celebrate National Waffle Iron Day you are you family can make waffles with all the fix-ins. You can add syrup, whipped cream, chocolate, fruit, or even chicken. I have provided a recipe for chicken and waffles below.
- Chicken and Waffles Recipe : Food Network Kitchens : Recipes : Food Network
Get this all-star, easy-to-follow Food Network Chicken and Waffles recipe from Food Network Kitchens.
June 29th - Hug Holiday
Hugs for Health Foundation created this holiday ..." on the premises that hugs, friendship, and volunteer support are vital components to the overall senior care plan."
You are your family can participate in Hug Holiday by:
- Visiting your elderly neighbors or relatives and giving them a hug.
- Give a hug to anyone who needs it.
My favorite hug music video - Everyday by Dave Matthews Band
June 30th - Meteor Day
On Meteor Day you can you family can spend some time star gazing and wish on a shooting star.
First Friday in June - National Donut Day
National Donut Day was created in 1938 by the Salvation Army. This day honors female volunteers from the Salvation Army who served donuts and coffee to soldiers during World War I. On this day, many donut shops give away free donuts so check with your favorite shops to see if they are participating. You can also make donuts at home. I have provided a recipe below.
Third Sunday - Father's Day
To celebrate the father's in your life, you and your family can:
- Spend time with Dad and Grandpa.
- Write a letter to Dad telling him about your best memories with him.
- Make a book of all the things you have learned from Dad.
- Make a music video with all the family members paying tribute to Dad.
- Do a chore for Dad that he does not like to do.