3) August Crafts and Special Days

August Arts, Crafts and Activities for Kids from KinderArt.com

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Here’s a list of seasonal arts, crafts, activities, ideas and more for the month of August.

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AUGUST 1

Sports Day

Try This  ► Salt Dough Sports Magnets
Try This  ► Salt Dough Football

Explorer William Clark’s birthday, 1770

Try This ► National Geographic Puzzle Explorer

AUGUST 2

Ice Cream Sandwich Day
Try this: ► Homemade Ice Cream
Try this: ► Pop Art Ice Cream Painting

Friendship Day
Try this: ► Make friendship pins!

Try this: ► Make crafts with your friends.

Signing of the Declaration of Independence, 1776

Try this: ► Patriotic Star Craft

Try this: ► Patriotic Box Craft

Try this: ► Patriotic Candle Jars

AUGUST 3

Watermelon Day
Try this: ► Watermelon Painting

Try this: ► Watermelon Cookies

Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain on this day in 1492

Try this ► Make Tiny Boats

AUGUST 4

Chocolate Chip Day
Try this:Make chocolate chip cookies!

AUGUST 5

Astronaut Neil Armstrong’s Birthday, 1930

Try this: ► Cosmic Mobiles

Try this: ► Paper Mache Planets

AUGUST 6

Peace Day

Try this: ► Make a symbol of peace

Wiggle Your Toes Day

Try this: ► Footprint Chicks

Try this: ► Aloha Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

AUGUST 7

Sea Serpent Day

AUGUST 9

Smokey the Bear’s Birthday (1944)

Try this: ► Make a paper campfire

AUGUST 10

Mother Teresa’s Birthday (1910)

AUGUST 11

Play in the Sand Day
Try this: ► Clay Sandcastle Activity

Try this: ► Layered Sand in Jars Craft
Try this: ► Sand Painting Lesson

AUGUST 12

Hawaii annexed to the US on this day in 1871

Try this: ► Aloha Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

AUGUST 13

Fall of the Aztec Empire (1512)
Try this: ► Mesoamerican Codex Books

Left-Handed People Day

AUGUST 15

Relaxation Day

Try this: ► Make Bath Salts

AUGUST 16

Joke Day

Roller Coaster Day
Try this: ► Make an amusement park with art tape!

Klondike Gold Discovery, 1896

Try this: ► Pot of Gold Craft

AUGUST 17

Archeology Day
Try this: ► Cave Art Craft

Try this: ► Make Prehistoric Paint

Try this: ► Read about Minoan Pottery

Try this: ►Greek Pottery Designs

Try this: ► Greek Story Vases

AUGUST 19

National Aviation Day

Try this: ► Ten Transportation Activities for Kids

Try this: ► Look at these airplanes made of shampoo bottles

AUGUST 20

Vitus Bering discovered Alaska on this day in 1741

AUGUST 21

The Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre Museum in France on this day in 1911.

AUGUST 22

Be an Angel Day
Try this: ► Angelic Child Craft
Try this: ► Triangle Angel Craft

Newspaper editor Ann Franklin’s birthday, 1762
Try this: ► Create a classroom newspaper

AUGUST 23

1st National Women’s Rights Convention, 1850

AUGUST 24

Mount Vesuvius Erupted (79 AD)
Try this: ► Make a Bean Mosaic
Try this: ► Make a Pumpkin Seed Mosaic
Try this: ► Make a Magazine Mosaic

Try this: ► Magazine Mosaic Pot

Try this: ►Paper Mosaic Hearts

Try this: ►Faux Mosaic Candle Craft

Try this: ► Glass Mosaic Stepping Stones

Try this: ► Sand Mosaics

AUGUST 25

National Park Service Established (1916)

Try this: ►Nature Art Activities for Kids

Try this: ► Camp Crafts

AUGUST 26

19th Amendment, Women’s Right to Vote, 1920

AUGUST 27

First commercial oil well drilled, 1859

AUGUST 28

Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech (1963)
Try this: ► Make a Box of Crayons to Celebrate!

AUGUST 30

Toasted Marshmallow Day
Try this: ► Make a marshmallow sculpture
Try this: ► Make a marshmallow bunny
Try this: ► Make chocolate marshmallow dip sticks

AUGUST 31

Educator Maria Montessori’s Birthday, 1870

CELEBRATE ALL MONTH

AUGUST is…

Science and Technology Month
Try this: ► Art and Science Activities

American Artist Appreciation Month
Try this: ► Artists/Art History Lessons

Foot Health Month

Catfish Month

Golf Month

Inventors Month

Water Quality Month

The 1st WEEK of AUGUST Is…

Clown Week
Try this: ► Clowning Around

The 2nd WEEK of AUGUST Is…

Smile Week

The FIRST SATURDAY of AUGUST Is…

National Mustard Day

The FIRST SUNDAY of AUGUST Is…

American Family Day

Friendship Day
Try this: ► Make a Craft with Your Friends

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