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When the weather is hot and the kids are out of school, it’s a perfect recipe for soaking up some family fun before the next academic year begins. That’s why each August has been declared as Family Fun Month! 

Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and – of course – the kids will love to squeeze the most out of these days with some good old fashioned fun activities that can foster relationships, encourage skill-building and just bring some big laughs. So get ready to have the time of your life with Family Fun Month.

History of Family Fun Month

Families have been having fun together for generations. Perhaps dating back to caveman times when they would play music, tell stories and play games, fun has been an important part of the human experience and quality of life! Today, some families may have a tendency to be a bit serious, working hard at jobs or school, so they might need a reminder to go out and enjoy themselves. And that’s what Family Fun Month is all about!

How to Celebrate Family Fun Month

This event is all about making sure that everyone enjoys themselves together with laughter and delightful activities. Check out some of these ideas to get started with celebrating Family Fun Month:

Get in the Water for Family Fun

Family Fun Month is an ideal time to cut the heat by heading out to places that have water. From swimming pools to splash pads, from backyard slippery slides to a day at the lake or beach, there’s always family fun to be had when water is involved.

Host a Family Fun Month Game Day

Family Fun Month is a great time to get the neighborhood or community together for some delightful games that can include the whole family. Host a barbecue and include some classic games like three-legged races, egg-and-spoon races, crab walk, sack jump or some other fun activities that gets everyone moving.

Take a Series of Family Fun Month Hikes

Getting outdoors is the name of the game when it comes to Family Fun Month! Family members both young and old can enjoy some time with adventures outdoors. Plan a series of weekend hikes all throughout the month to different local areas of interest. From woods and streams to hills and mountains, going on a hike encourages the whole family to explore, discover and work together to make the most out of nature.

Create a Family Fun Month Theme Song

Depending on the age of the kids in the family, it might be fun to choose a theme song for celebrating Family Fun Month. In a competitive family, it could be something like We Are the Champions by Queen. For a wild family, the song choice might be Let’s Go Crazy by Prince. Or perhaps Pharrell Williams’ song Happy would be just the soundtrack for this event. In any case, choose a song or two, have the kids help to create some motions and maybe even do a performance with a recording for posterity.

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