The start of another new month. One reason this is great for me is that I can gather new ideas to plan fun activities for kids. I like to investigate unique holidays because they give you an excuse to talk about certain topics, eat new recipes, or just be silly. I’ve gather unique national holidays, weekly observances, and monthly observances to help you plan activities and lessons to pass the time with the kids.
Keep in mind that I haven’t listed every unique holiday or observance here, this is just a selected list. You’re always free to research more or include observances unique to your family or background!
August Monthly Observances
Family Fun Month
National Crayon Collection Month
Happiness Happens Month
Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
National Back to School Month
National Immunization Awareness Month
August Weekly Observances
International Clown Week – First week of August
Twins Days – First full weekend in August
National Farmers Market Week – First week in August
Exercise With Your Child Week – Second week of August
Be Kind to Humankind Week – August 25-31
August National/International Days
- Spiderman Day
- Respect for Parents Day
- National Coloring Book Day
- National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
- National Watermelon Day
- National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
- National Friendship Day
- National Sisters Day
- American Family Day
- National Root Beer Float Day
- National Wiggle Your Toes Day – Take off your shoes and shake your feet in the grass!
- National Lighthouse Day – If you’re lucky enough to be near one of these, take a field trip.
- National Raspberries and Cream Day
- National Happiness Happens Day
- National Frozen Custard Day
- National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day – I didn’t make this up :).
- World Cat Day – Give your kitty some lovin’.
- National Book Lovers Day
- National Connecticut Day
- National Lazy Day – Have a lot of fun doing nothing!
- National Spoil Your Dog Day – More so than you already do!
- National Son and Daughter Day
- National Bowling Day
- National Garage Sale Day – Scour the neighborhood for some great deals!
- International Youth Day
- International Lefthanders Day
- National Middle Child Day
- National Creamsicle Day
- National Relaxation Day
- National Lemon Meringue Day
- Chant at the Moon Day – Try not to disturb the neighbors!
- National Tell A Joke Day
- National Rollercoaster Day
- National Black Cat Appreciation Day
- National Thrift Shop Day
- National I LOVE My Feet Day
- National Massachusetts Day
- National Fajita Day
- World Honey Bee Day – Enjoy some fresh local honey!
- International Homeless Animals Day
- National Aviation Day
- World Humanitarian Day
- National Radio Day
- National Senior Citizens Day – Show some love for our elderly!
- National Tooth Fairy Day
- National Take Your Cat To The Vet Day
- National Maryland Day
- National Peach Pie Day
- National Banana Split Day
- National Secondhand Wardrobe Day
- National Dog Day
- National Just Because Day – Give a friend a gift “just because”.
- National Beach Day
- National Toasted Marshmallow Day
- National Trail Mix Day
Enjoy your month! See you for more unique holidays next month.