9 Ways to Celebrate Family Fun Month
Family fun month is in August, a great time to celebrate in the summer weather. This is a great time to create lasting memories and explore new activities with your kids. No matter what your budget, you can have amazing experiences that the kids will always take with them.
1. Go “Geocaching”
"Geocaching" is an outdoor activity that requires a GPS to locate hidden containers called "geocaches" at locations marked by coordinates. It is a version of a modern-day treasure hunt and is perfect for exploring around where you live. Using an application that you can download on your phone, you can find hidden "geocaches" and explore new places around you with your family.
2. Teach kids to volunteer
A great way to get kids to volunteer is for them to do something they are interested in. Volunteering at animal shelters is a great way for animal-loving kids to become involved. Walking dogs or helping at a shelter with cats is a great way for the shelter animals to become socialized while the kids have fun helping out.
3. Grocery store treasure hunt
Use the grocery list as a treasure map and let the kids lead the way to finding the treasure. Give them some clues about where they can find the treasure and let them find it.
4. Make a backyard obstacle course
You can probably find a majority of what you will need to make an obstacle course in your garage or house. Using plastic bats, playground cones, beach balls, hula hoops, and anything else you can find, create an obstacle course. You can also use cardboard boxes to create tunnels for the kids to crawl through or jump over. You can time the kids which will keep them busy trying to beat their times.
5. Teach kids the classic childhood games
Instead of watching TV or playing on the iPad, get the kids outside and teach them your favorite childhood classic games such as Freeze Tag, Red Light, Green Light, Simon Says, Red Rover, Steal the Bacon, Duck Duck Goose, and whichever other ones you know of. Some games may require additional people, so try to get groups of multiple families if you can. These games are great to learn for the playground or summer camp, and will definitely keep the kids busy.
6. Make movies and home videos
With the increasing amount of technology in recent years, many kids develop an interest in cameras at a young age. Helping them create a movie, whether it be performing their dance from dance class or camp, singing, or playing their favorite sport, it is a great way to make memories that you will be able to look back on with them.
7. Go camping
Whether it be at a real campsite or in the backyard, kids will love the outdoor experience camping brings and the memories that come along with it. The first time, camping in the backyard is a great option as it is cheaper and can help determine whether a camping trip in the future would work for your family. Some ideas for camping are starting a campfire, making s'mores, tell scary camping stories, and looking at the stars.
8. Play miniature golf
Miniature golf is perfect for kids as there are always fun obstacles on the greens. Kids will learn how to putt and maybe they will find a new interest in the sport of golf as they grow older. Teaching them how to play at a young age is a great idea since miniature golf is enjoyed by people of all ages, and golf is a timeless sport that can be played at any age as well.
9. Blow crazy bubbles
You can find crazy bubbles online or in stores. There are giant bubbles, bubble machines, and different shaped wands that kids will love to see come to life. See who can blow or pop the most bubbles.
Overall, kids will enjoy activities involving the whole family. Hopefully, you gained some ideas that can help you and your family create some more lasting memories!