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August Actions for Youngsters {FREE SUMMER ACTIVITY CALENDAR}

July 15, 2023
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As summer comes to an end, there’s still lots of time to have fun and learn this summer. Check out our August Activities for Kids. It includes our Free Summer Activity Calendar! These are some of our favorite ideas for August activities to do with your child.

Here are our top picks for August Themes and Activities for Kids…

August Activities for Kids

You can use the table of content for easy reference to these fun summer activities for kids that we’ve divided into different August Themes for Kids.

August activities for kids

August Activities for Kids

August can be such a fun time to do things with kids as you wrap up the last full month of summer, We’ve included several fun themes that just shout summer fun together with your child.

Here is your chance to be sure you’ve checked everything off your Summer Bucket List.

Want more summer themes? Try these July Activities for Kids!

Sunrise with Kids for Summer Bucket List Idea

Take a moment this August to truly celebrate summer and all the special things you get to do as a kid.

You can head outdoors to enjoy these summer ideas:

  • Go on a nature hike
  • Have a picnic in the park or at the beach.
  • Visit a local zoo, aquarium, or museum.
  • Go swimming, boating, or fishing.
  • Have a barbecue or cookout.
  • Play outdoor games, such as tag, hide-and-seek, or frisbee.
  • Go camping or stargazing.

You can also just spend time indoors together when you:

  • Make a homemade ice cream sundae bar.
  • Have a movie marathon.
  • Have a talent show or karaoke contest.
  • Read a book together.
  • Play board games or card games.
  • Do arts and crafts projects.
  • Have a dance party.

This month’s themes are End of Summer, Ice Cream, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, India, Outdoor Activities, First Day of School and more.

End of Summer Activities

Here are our favorite summer activities for kids, including a few keepsake ideas for their summer adventures.

Ice Cream Activities

One of my favorite things to do during the end of summer is to make ice cream with the kids. Here are a few fun ice cream activities, books and recipes to explore together.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Activities

One fun little theme is the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom to explore with your child. It’s a fun way to practice their letters and even kick off a school year as you celebrate coconut trees and more. Be sure to learn the song too!

Explore India

One holiday that is celebrated in August is India’s Independence day. India was under British rule for about 200 years. India won it’s freedom on August 15, 1947. Here are a few ways to learn more about India and celebrate this special day with your child.

Outdoor Summer Activities

August means it’s the perfect time to have some extra time to head outdoors with the kids and play. These outdoors games and nature focused activities can be so much fun to do with your child.

Back to School Activities

August means it’s time to start planning for back to school time. For many it may even be their first day of school. We have a collection of Back to School activities to help your child kick off their school year.

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The Best August Books for Kids

August Books for Kids

As you head into August, it’s a great time to make sure your child continues to read daily and get ready for school to begin. There are so many fun books to include this month to read and explore more.

These are part of our collection of the best summer books for kids!

And Then Comes Summer by Tom Brenner

I See Summer by Charles Ghigna

The Night Before Summer Vacation by Natasha Wing

Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

Cannonball: A Fun, Summertime Read About Believing In Yourself and Having Fun by Sacha Cotter

Summer Supper by Rubin Pfeffer

Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream by Rob Scotton

Curious About Ice Cream (Smithsonian) by Bonnie Bader

Ice Cream: The Full Scoop by Gail Gibbons

Curious George and the Ice Cream Surprise by H. A. Rey

The Little Ice Cream Truck by Margery Cuyler

Ice Cream Summer by Peter Sís

The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

The Lady With The Alligator Purse by Nadine Bernard Westcott

Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree by Eileen Christelow

Firenze’s Light: A Firefly Book about Gratitude, Compassion and Self-Appreciation by Jessica Collaco

The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle

The Backyard Bug Book for Kids by Lauren Davidson

Over and Under the Rainforest by Kate Messner

A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen

August Activity Calendar

August activity calendar for summer fun

You can download and print our August Activity calendar for free!

This August I hope you get a chance to just relax and enjoy each other’s company!

Want more ideas for summer fun? Download our Ultimate Summer Activity Calendar Bundle!

A collection of August activities for kids including free activity planner

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