National Days to Celebrate in August with Kids!

national days to celebrate in august with kids

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We all know about the standard national holidays in August, but what about those unique, sometimes off-the-wall national days to celebrate in August? As a homeschooling family, the national days to celebrate in August make for some pretty fun ways to think creatively and encourage literacy!

How do the national days to celebrate in August help out with homeschooling activities, you ask?

My kids have been thriving in the homeschool setting. If there’s one thing I’ve noticed, though, it’s that generic writing prompts can get boring real fast. When I was a teacher, I noticed the same with my students, so, there’s a chance your kids could be having the same experience. There are so many resources out there, but my boys have been loving my themed writing prompts because they’re fun, they’re relevant, and they encourage creativity and critical thinking.

If you’re interested in having your elementary-age child or students complete writing prompts related to the national days to celebrate in August, definitely check out my printable in my Teachers Pay Teachers store! All of my printables are reasonably priced, high-quality (thank you, education degree and graphics trainings!), and….my favorite part…FUN & CREATIVE! Because we might as well make learning as fun as possible, right?!

When it comes to writing prompts related to the national days to celebrate in August, I typically let my kids complete them as the first task on their daily homeschool schedule. Starting the day off with a fun activity, in which there are really no right or “wrong” answers, gets them excited for their day and gets us started on the right foot. Since the printable set I made includes prompts for the entire month, the national days to celebrate writing prompts are pretty much a “set it and forget it” activity because I print out an entire month’s worth of prompts at a time.

The National Days to Celebrate in August writing prompt set includes the following:

  • an entire month’s worth of daily writing prompts
    • each page is dated by the month number date (ex. “August 1”), but not the day of the week, so this resource can be used for ANY calendar year.
  • 9 “national month” writing prompts
    • just in case you come across a national day writing prompt that you’re not jiving with, there are 9 for backup! These are NOT dated, but are month specific
  • a blank writing prompt template
    • just in case you want to use for other lessons
  • a printable with all of the National Days to Celebrate in August that we’ve included as well as 9 National Month themes we’ve included (just want that printable? Click here!)
  • a journal cover
    • plenty of space for doodles and personalization, there’s even a spot for your child/student to write their name to claim the writing prompt journal as their own
  • A copy of our daily Creation Challenges for the month
    • this supports the national days to celebrate in August topics, encourages creativity with hands-on activities, and even allows for you to share your child’s accomplishments on our Facebook and Instagram posts!
  • The best part? If your kids enjoy the writing prompts for the national days in August, I’m pretty sure they’d enjoy writing prompts for national days to celebrate all year long! Each and every month is available for purchase monthly or as a (coming soon) yearly bundle!

National Days to Celebrate in August

  • August 1: Respect for Parents Day
  • August 2: Coloring Book Day
  • August 3: Watermelon Day
  • August 4: Coast Guard Day
  • August 5: Underwear Day
  • August 6: Root Beer Float Day
  • August 7: Lighthouse Day
  • August 8: Happiness Happens Day
  • August 9: Book Lovers Day
  • August 10: Lazy Day
  • August 11: Son’s & Daughters’ Day
  • August 12: Vinyl Record Day
  • August 13: Left Handers Day
  • August 14: Code Talkers Day
  • August 15: Relaxation Day
  • August 16: Roller Coaster Day
  • August 17: Thrift Shop Day
  • August 18: Fajita Day
  • August 19: Aviation Day
  • August 20: Radio Day
  • August 21: Senior Citizen Day
  • August 22: Tooth Fairy Day
  • August 23: Ride the Wind Day
  • August 24: Waffle Day
  • August 25: Banana Split Day
  • August 26: Dog Day
  • August 27: Just Because Day
  • August 28: Bow Tie Day
  • August 29: Lemon Juice Day
  • August 30: Beach Day
  • August 31: Diatomaceous Earth Day
  • GRAB OUR FREEBIE for these dates!

I’d LOVE to know how your kids enjoy the national days to celebrate in August writing prompts I’ve created! I definitely encourage you to email me with your feedback and, if you have any other ideas for printables, please let me know! I’m always making more and would be happy to take some special requests. If it’s a new resource, there’s a chance I might even hook you up with a set {wink, wink, nudge, nudge}.

Stay safe and enjoy time with your family,

- Elizabeth (and the kids. and the husband. even the dog.)

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