August Make the Days Count Activity Calendar

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August is National Aviation Month and gives multiple opportunities to learn about flight! Amelia Earhart completed a non-stop flight across North America on August 25, 1932. Wilbur Wright’s birthday is August 19, 1867. That same day is also National Aviation Day. The classic children’s book, The Glorious Flight, was written by Alice Provensen whose birthday is also in August!

August also brings us National Picnic Month and several delicious days to celebrate such as National Frozen Custard Day, National Raspberry Cream Pie Day, National Banana Split Day, and even Eat a Peach Day! You could even eat a yummy peach while on a picnic.

Whether you are at the park picnicking, in the kitchen making cherry turnovers, or studying dogs or the history of flight–make some wonderful memories and make the days count!

Click on the calendar below to grab this month’s calendar.


July Making the Days Count Activity Calendar

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I see a theme for July . . . National Ice Cream Month . . . Chocolate Day (chocolate ice cream, anyone?) . . . and Cow Appreciation Day (Where do you think all that milk comes from?)!  Three great topics to study all rolled into one yummy month!

July also hosts these delicious days:

  • Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day on July 1st
  • National Strawberry Sundae Day on July 7th
  • National Sugar Cookie Day on July 9th (Cookies shaped like ice cream cones? Yes!)
  • Peach Ice Cream Day on July 17th
  • National Ice Cream DAY on July 20th
  • Vanilla Ice Cream Day on July 23rd

I really, really expect you to feed your kids ice cream at least once in July.

Of course, you can make a lot of memories without all the sugary sweetness. Just click on the calendar for ideas to make your July Days count!

July 2014 Homeschool Activity Calendar

June’s Making the Days Count Activity Calendar

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Here in the states, June brings summertime!  Whether your schooling breaks for the summer or you keep on going, I am sure you’ll want choose some fun activities this month that will help you continue to make the days count with your children!

June Activity Calendar 2014 from Homeschool Share
June 4th is Do-Dah Day (a salute to silliness!). Here are some ideas for ways to celebrate Do-Dah Day with your kids. Have fun!

Ideas to Celebrate Do-Dah Day (a salute to silliness!)

Here are some silly  ideas for Do-Dah Day!

1. Read Wacky Wednesday

2. Sing Silly Songs

3. Create Silly Sentences

4. Make Homemade Silly Putty!

5. Eat silly face crackers.

6. Try some Silly Play and Fun Challenges.

7. Be a silly scientist and conduct the Color Changing Milk Experiment.

8. Read Fox in Socks. Try saying some tongue twisters. Try writing some tongue twisters.

9. Wear mismatched clothes or wear your clothes backwards.

10. Use hair gel to make funny hair-dos for a crazy hair day.

11. Read a joke book together.

12. Make new rules for a favorite card game and play it.

13.  Take lots of silly photos. Add mustaches for some extra fun!

14. Set out some play-doh, toothpicks, google eyes, and pipe cleaners. Create Monster Masterpieces!

15. Craft silly hats to wear.

16. Play Roll to Write.

17.  Just for extra fun– buy some plastic drinking straw eyeglasses!

18. Read poems by Shel Silverstein.

19.  Check your library for Funny Food by Bill Wurtzel and plan some silly meals!

20. Put on your favorite kid songs. Try whistling the tune instead of singing it.

21. Plan a Mad Hatter Tea and invite friends for the event.

22. Make some Glow-in-the-Dark Slime.

23. Eat dessert for breakfast or dinner. You could even make some Pound Cake Grilled Cheese!

24. Watch some episodes of The Muppet Show. Many can be found for free on YouTube.

25. Read books by Mo Willems. So silly!

August’s Making the Days Count Activity Calendar

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It’s hard to believe August is upon us. Does summer go by super fast at your house, too?  I’m sure the summers were longer when I was a kid!  I remember the summer days being filled with reading, hiking in the woods, climbing waterfalls, swimming in the creek or the neighborhood pool, playing cards, yakking with friends, picnicking with family, going to the outdoor movie theater, picking flowers, working in the garden, and more.  Now we always seem to be on the go! Our summer is  mostly filled with preparing for and going to horse shows and our county/state fair.  August means wind down time for us–getting ready to start school again.

Even if your summer has been crazy busy and you’re gearing up for school again too, there is still time to sneak in a few more fun, summertime activities with the children!  Our August calendar has lots of great ideas to help you have fun with the last full month of summer!  And, because August is American Artists Appreciation month, be on the look-out for special posts on the blog about American artists.

Until next time, hug your kids and make the days count!

July’s Making the Days Count Activity Calendar

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Here we are to July!  What things come to mind when you think of the month of July?  Picnics, watermelon, ice cream, sprinklers, fireworks, hot dogs and s’mores, county fairs and small town festivals are just a few things I think of.

We’ve got another great calendar for you that’s filled with fun ideas and new topics to explore to make your days count!  Choose a few and enjoy your time with the kids!