Kid Activities
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August 19, 2014 02:04 by Barbara Shelby
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Kid Activities is a rich supply for curriculum planning. It has more than 335 categories (with over 6000 pages) loaded with ideas to enrich your school-age and pre-k experience - along with tips, articles, training topics, and inspiration.

You'll find current content is frequently updated with a variety of activities and ideas! Be sure to check out your favorites --they just may not be the same today--as they were yesterday! New art, crafts, games, snack recipes and so much more is being added each week! 

May the path you've chosen be rewarding and a journey of delight!
Barb Shelby
 
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Good pages for this Season

August 18, 2014 18:16 by Barbara Shelby

 


 IT'S  SUMMER!

       •Doing the Days of August     •The Month of September

  •WARM WEATHER IDEAS     •WARM WEATHER SNACKS    BIRD THEME     •INSECTS & BUG THEME     FROG THEME    WORM THEME   • WINDSOCKS and CHIMES      •RAINBOWS     •RAIN AND CLOUDS      GARDEN/GARDENING THEME      •EARTH & GREEN THEME     •FLOWERS    •OCEANS & UNDER THE SEA      •WATER THEME    •SAND THEME       •S'MORE RECIPES       •PATRIOTIC-RED, WHITE & BLUE    •WILD WEST THEME        •PARTIES

ACTIVE PLAY...

  •JUMPROPE     •OUTDOOR GAMES FOR SCHOOL AGE      •OUTDOOR WATER GAMES     •RACES, RELAYS,  BEAN BAG & BALLOON GAMES     •PRE-K GAMES

See Loads of Wonderful Ideas on the Category list on the left hand side of every page!!! 

 

•GET READY FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR!

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Ideas for Kids for Month of August Page 1

July 29, 2014 09:04 by Barbara Shelby

Updated January 2014

FLOWER is the Gladiolus. The meaning of the August Birth Flower is sincerity and symbolizes strength of character

BIRTHSTONE: The Peridot

ZODIAC SIGNS...
Leo - July 23 - August 23
Characteristics of Leo : Honest, Generous, Self-motivated, Warm-hearted & Enthusiastic
Virgo - August 22 - September 23

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AUGUST IS THE MONTH OF...

 

• American Adventures Month
American Artist Appreciation Month
Architecture Month
Berry Month (See pg. 2 for ideas)
Children's Good Manners Month
Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
Children's Vision and Learning Month
Family Fun Month
Foot Health Month
Get Ready for Kindergarten Month (More than 200 literacy ideas to prepare your children for learning)
Goat Cheese Month
Happiness Happens Month
Hug Month
International Air Travel Month
Inventors' Month (See page 2 for ideas)
Little League Baseball Month (See page 2 for idea)
National Back to School month in the USA (Teachers & Day Care~visit 'Beginning of School' ideas  and  Display Board Ideas!)
National Catfish Month
National Golf Month
National Literacy Month (See the Literacy Category page for tons of ideas!)
National Napping Month

National Peach Month
National Parks Month
National Smile Month (See page 2 for ideas)
Panini Month
Pooh Friendship Month
Sandwich Month (Scroll almost 1/2 way down the Fall Snack's page for unique sandwich fun!)
Say You're Happy Month
Water Quality Month (Check out KidActivitie.net's Water Theme)

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DOING THE WEEKS OF AUGUST...

WEEK ONE
International Clown Week (Be sure to check out page 2--there are MANY fun CLOWN IDEAS!)
Mosquito Awareness Weekend
National Smile Week (See page 2 for ideas)
Simplify your life week
Video Game Week

WEEK TWO...

Elvis Week
National Apple Week (Check out the Apple Theme and then Apple Recipes) 

WEEK THREE
Air Conditioning Appreciation Week
American Dance Week
Don't Wait - Celebrate! Week
National Aviation Week (See page 2 for idea)
Weird Contest Week

WEEK FOUR
Be Kind to Humankind Week (See page 2 for tons of ideas!)
National Veterinary Week
Step-Parent's Appreciation Week

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THE DAYS OF AUGUST...

AUGUST 1st
National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
Chopsticks Song Birthday (1877)
Francis Scott Key's Birthday--Born in 1779.
MTV first aired in 1981
San Francisco Cable Car Day (debuted in 1873)
Spiderman's Birthday
Respect for Parents' Day
William Clark's Birthday
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Established
Sport's Day
Play Ball Day
Homemade Pie Day
National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
Switzerland Founded In 1291
Woman Astronomers Day
Colorado, National Parks and Explorers--Colorado Admission Day
Girlfriend's Day
Holiday Inn Opened in 1952

AUGUST 2nd
First Income Tax Congress enacts first income tax in 1861
First Lincoln Penny Issued In 1909
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
National Ice Cream Soda Day
Independence, Virgin Islands and Harding
Signing of the Declaration of Independence
Virgin Islands National Park Established

AUGUST 3rd
Columbus Set Sail on His 1st Voyage In 1492.
National Watermelon Day
Calvin Coolidge Sworn In
Adolf Hitler becomes Fuhrer
Statue of Liberty Reopens

AUGUST 4th
Coast Guard Day Established in 1790
National Chocolate Chip Day
Backgammon Day
Hooray for Kids Day!
Taxpayer Appreciation Day
Kentucky Fried Chicken Day (Opened in 1952)

AUGUST 5th
National Waffle Day
President Barack Obama's Birthday
U.S. Coast Guard Day
Louis Armstrong's Birthday
Take a Walk on the Moon Day 
William Schuman's Birthday--1910
Neil Armstrong's Birthday--Born 1930 in Ohio
First Federal Income Tax
Traffic Light Installed--1914
International Beer Day
Green Peppers Day
National Mustard Day
Work Like a Dog Day
National Failures Day
American Family Day
Pink Floyd's Birthday--1967
Women's Pro Football Day

AUGUST 6th
Root Beer Float Day (Black Cow)
Wiggle Your Toes Day
Alfred Lord Tennyson's Birthday Born in 1809.
Odie's Birthday Garfield the Cat's friend.
Edith Kermit Roosevelt's Birthday
Hiroshima Peace Day
Delegates Debate Constitution
National Gossip Day
National Kid's Day
National Fresh Breath Day
Lucille Ball's Birthday
Garfield’s dog friend Odie's Birthday

AUGUST 7th
Sea Serpent Day
Friendship Day
Purple Heart Anniversary
U.S. Bureau of Lighthouses Created
Lincoln Memorial on Penny
American Family Day
Raspberries 'n Cream Day

AUGUST 8th
National Waffle Day
National Frozen Custard Day
Dollar Day--The US dollar created
The Day to Create
Little Orphan Annie's Birthday--1924Swim Day
Admit you’re Happy Day
Sneak a Zucchini on your neighbor's porch night

AUGUST 9th
International Art Appreciation Day
National Underwear Day
Betty Boop's Birthday Created in 1930
Book Lovers Day
International Day of the World's Indigenous People
National Rice Pudding Day
Dance A Polka Day
Celebrate Your Lakes Day
National Hand Holding Day
National Rice Pudding Day
Smokey the Bear's Birthday (1944)
Filipina-American Recognition Day

AUGUST 10th
Aspirin's Birthday (1893)
First Steam Locomotive
Herbert Hoover's Birthday-- Born  1874, West Branch, Iowa
S'Mores Day (Visit KidActivities S'Mores page)
Missouri Admission Day
Lazy day
Girls Night Out 
Spoil Your Dog Day
National Duran Duran Appreciation Day
Candid Camera Day (1948)

AUGUST 11th
Hulk Hogan's Birthday -- 1953  Venice Beach, California
Play in the Sand Day (Visit Sand Theme) 

National Raspberry Bombe Day

AUGUST 12th
International Youth Day
Bambi's Thumper's Birthday
IBM PC Announced 1981
Middle Children's Day
Daughter's Day
Truck Driver Day
Vinyl Record Day
Baseball Fans Day
Eleanor Roosevelt Day
Chinese Valentine's Day

AUGUST 13th
Annie Oakley-- Born 1860
International Left-Handed Day
National Filet Mignon Day
Herbert Hoover Day
Blame Someone Else Day
Eyeglasses Day
Taxicab Day-- 1907
Greyhound Bus Birthday--1914)
Wizard of Oz's Cowardly Lion Day (Actor Bert Lahr's Birthday)
Roller Derby Day--1935

AUGUST 14th
National Creamsicle Day
Victory Day
Senior Citizens Day
Color Book Day (1457)
Felix the Cat's Birthday
Alfred Hitchcock's Birthday
Wiffle Ball Day (1953)
Yukon Discovery Day

AUGUST 15th
Julia Child's Birthday -- Born 1912 in Pasadena, California
National Relaxation Day
Best Friends Day
Angle Food Cake Day
National Lemon Meringue Pie Day
National Failures Day
Sesame Street's Bob's Birthday
Wizard of Oz Day (1939)
I Love Cowboys & Cowgirls Day (See Western Theme pages)
Miami Dolphins Birthday (1965)
"Hello Day" (In 1877 Thomas Edison wrote a letter stating that Hello should be used to answer the phone instead of Ahoy as Alexander Graham Bell suggested)

AUGUST 16th
Roller Coaster Day -- patented 1898
International Tell a Joke Day (Visit KidActivities Joke Category)
Elvis Presley Commemoration Day

AUGUST 17th
Archeology Day
Davy Crockett's Birthday--Born in Tennessee 1786
National Thrift shop Day
National Vanilla Custard Day

AUGUST 18th
Bad Poetry Day
Wizard of Oz Premiered In 1939
National Homeless Animals Day
Mail Order Catalog Printing Day
National Ice Cream Pie Day

AUGUST 19th
Bill Clinton's Birthday -- 1946
National Aviation Day
Orville Wright's Birthday -- 1871
Potato Day
Mr. Snuffleupagus's Birthday--Sesame Street Character
World Youth Day
"Black Cow" Root Beer Float
National Soft Ice Cream Day
Sandcastle and Sculpture Day
President Bill Clinton's Birthday (1946)
Indianapolis 500 Speedway Day (1909)

AUGUST 20th
National Radio Day
Bamboo Day
Lemonade Day (First enjoyed in Paris 1630)
Summer Cool Off Day
Pony Express Day
Tucson Birthday (1775)
Stay at Home with Your Kids Day
National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day

AUGUST 21st
Sit Back and Relax Day
Hawaii Statehood Day
National Spumoni Ice-Cream Day
Wilt Chamberlain's Birthday-- 1936
Poets Day
Senior Citizens Day
Christopher Robin's Birthday
Oldsmobile Day (1897)

AUGUST 22nd
National Tooth Fairy Day
National Be an Angel Day
National Punctuation Day
Southern Hemisphere 'Hoodie Hoo' Day
Peppermint Patty's Birthday
Cadillac Day (1901)
National Pecan Torte Day


AUGUST 23
National Park Day
Airplane Crop Duster Day
National Waffle Day
National Sponge Cake Day
American Family Day
Air Traffic Controllers Day
National Watermelon Day
American Canoe Association Day
International Forgiveness Day
Sesame Street's Prairie Dawn's Birthday
National Baseball Association (1949)
First Photograph of Earth From the Moon--1966 taken by Lunar Orbiter
Buttered Corn Day
National Gymnastics Day
Eat a Peach Day (Georgia Day)
National Banana Split Day
'Singing in the Rain Day' (Gene Kelly's Birthday 1912)

AUGUST 24th
National Peach Pie Day
Strange Music Day
Shooting Star Day 
Single Parent Family Day

AUGUST 25th
Kiss and Make Up Day
National Banana Split Day
National Neighborhood Day

AUGUST 26th
National Dog Day
Children's Day
Woman's Equality Day
Susan B Anthony Day
National Cherry Popsicle Day
Steamboat Day (1791)
Lucky You Day or Make your own luck day


AUGUST 27th
Banana Lovers Day
National Pots de Crème Day
Mother Teresa's Birthday--1910
Just Because Day (Send a card or E-mail)
Tarzan Day (1912)
Motorist Consideration Day
International Forgiveness Day
Kiss Me Day (Popeye and Olive Oyl First kissed)
Waffle Iron Patented --1869 by Cornelius Swarthout/Troy, New York

AUGUST 28th
Dream Day
Martin Luther King Jr. gave the "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963 (Visit MLK's speech page-- Also check out some activities to go with the speech...

National Cherry Turnover Day
National Bow Tie Day

AUGUST 29th
First Mary Poppin's Day--1964
First Scout Camp Opened In 1934
Speedy Gonzales' Birthday--1953
More Herbs Less Salt day--Eat Healthy Day!

AUGUST 30th
Frankenstein Day (Author Mary Shelley, born 1797 in London, England)
Herry Monster's Birthday (Sesame Street Character)
National Toasted Marshmallow Day

AUGUST 31st
Alan Jay Lerner's Birthday--Born in 1918, New York
National Trail Mix Day (Visit Snack Mix page)
Thomas Edison patented the Peephole Kinetoscope
Eat outside day

 

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