99 Days of Summer Activities for Aug. 26 through Labor Day

This is it, the last hurrah! For many, this is the last week of summer vacation. Others are already back at school. Either way, here are a few suggestions to make the most of these long days. Enjoy yourself and cheers to a great summer!

Aug. 26: Dog Appreciation Day is August 26. Honor your favorite four-legged companion with an extra walk or two, affection and a fresh bowl of water.

Aug. 27: Invite your friends for a Sleep Under – the sleepover but without the overnight stay. Let your littlest kids plan the evening activities, since this will most likely be their first experience. Set aside a fun dinner, a few board games, special snacks, perhaps a movie or read-aloud books, and of course, your favorite jammies.

Aug. 28: Devote an afternoon to purge outgrown clothes, shoes and toys, and let your kids help to fold and bag the items for donation. Talk about how a community helps one another and how their outgrown or unwanted items will be warmly welcomed by others who can use them.

Aug. 29: Set aside a day at the pool for total relaxation. Leave electronic games at home, pack a lunch and bring a deck of cards or coloring books and crayons.

Aug. 30: Invite a few of your children’s friends and host a kid-friendly version of “Chopped, Jr.” This could be as simple as baking brownies from a mix, creating a new salad, having a pasta dinner with various sauces or creating an elaborate meal.

Sept. 1: Participate in the Kindness Rocks Project (thekindnessrocksproject.com) by painting rocks, adding kind words and messages and leaving them around town for others to find.

Sept. 2: Practice yoga and encourage young yogis and yoginis to breathe and relax when they feel overwhelmed or frustrated.

Sept. 3: Labor Day is the celebration of working women and men. Give yourself a pat on the back for planning, organizing and enjoying a fun, happy summer with the little people in your life!

Activities for Aug. 19-25

About Michon Zysman

Michon Zysman is the mother of a teen, tween and rising kindergartner. When not writing, she is knitting, rooting for the underdog and retaining her sense of wonder in this world. She lives in Pikesville.

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