Family Fun Month
As everyone gears up for the new school year, it is important to remember that August is also Family Fun Month! Planning fun, simple family activities for the month can help ease the back to school blues, and give kids something to look forward to once their homework is done. Some easy weeknight ideas include going out for ice cream, taking a family bike ride, cooking meals together, or having a karaoke night. Regular family dinners are a great way to spend time together and save money; studies by Columbia University show that kids who eat dinner with their parents are 40% more likely to get better grades in school than those who don’t.
If you are looking for fun weekend plans for the family, consider going camping, having a backyard campfire, fishing, hiking, or taking a day trip to a zoo or museum. You can also spend time volunteering together at your local SPCA or animal shelter. The best part is that family time does not need to be extravagant- just focus on enjoying your time together and making memories!