Mama’s at a Glance- August
Whether you’re a stay at home mom, working mom, or single mom, we all want to engage our children with books, crafts, games, cooking and service every month. But researching and planning can take time. Time often taken up with dishes, laundry, and carpooling. Don’t let these fun activities and events pass you by. Take a half hour to sit down with your calendar and plan what will work with your schedule. Try doing this a week before the month so you can gather books and other supplies you might need. You don’t have to do it all, but pick things that you think your family will enjoy.
August 3rd– 7th
Enter the Utah State Fair
There is something magical about the Utah State Fair. It become even more magical when your child has entered a competition. General Rules and categories can be found here. How much fun would it be to bring home a blue ribbon!!
Fieldtrip: Last Chance for Library Programs
You still have time to check out one of the fun programs Salt Lake County offers. Don’t let a summer go by without checking out Hawaiian Beach Party Magic Show, Reptile Rescue, and Utah Puppet Theatre.
Fieldtrip: Sandy City Balloon Festival
Friday, August 6th and Saturday, August 7th: See a sky full of hot air balloons at the 2010 Sandy Hot Air Balloon Festival. The sunrise balloon launch happens both mornings between 6:30-8:00 am at Storm Mountain Park, 11400 South 1000 East. On Saturday evening the balloon glow begins around 8:00 pm, at the South Towne Promenade in front of Sandy City Hall, 10000 South 175 West. Also enjoy entertainment around 8:30 pm from Cold Creek, Utah’s premier bluegrass band. Public balloon rides are not being offered.
Bring the whole family to see the balloons fly and at dusk on Saturday enjoy food and entertainment and the glow of the balloons in the night sky.
August 8th– 14th
Craft: Back to School Crafts
Get the kids excited about going back to school with one of these fun crafts:
Family Project and Service: Have a Garage Sale
August 14th is National Garage Sale Day; if you are anything like my family you have accumulated toys, clothes, and items that frankly are just taking up space. Take a load off and de-clutter your home with items you haven’t used in the last year. Put on a Garage Sale and take the proceeds to buy school supplies for those less fortunate.
August 15th– 21st
Journaling for the Month:
Sit down with your child and ask him these questions. You’ll look back on the answers with fondness.
What songs does your child like to sing- or like to hear you sing?
What is your child’s favorite breakfast?
Would you rather have to catch every fish in a large pond or have to find a needle in a room filled with jell-o?
Would you rather have one eye in the middle of your forehead or have a 6-foot-long tail?
Would you rather not be able to shower or bathe for one whole month or not be able to brush your teeth for 6 months?
Family Fun Night: Talent Night
Start the school year off right by giving the kids the confidence they need. Emphasizing their talents will give them the boost they need. Maybe you have a little comedian, break dancer, or pianist. Mom and Dad, don’t forget to show off your own talents. Your kids will get a kick out of it.
August 22nd– 28th
National Watermelon Month
Celebrate National Watermelon month with one of these fun activities.
Family Cooking: Fruit Pizza
I’ve noticed my boys not eating as much fruit this summer, there are to many popsicles, slurpees and snow cones to be had. This is the perfect family recipe to get the kids excited to eat fruit again. Use any fruits your family likes. The kids will have a blast putting the fruit on the pizza.