August activities for kids

August is a great month for doing activities with kids. The weather this summer so far has been fantastic and if it continues there are so many options. You could go camping or on lots of days out, you can let your kids paint or do other messy activities in the garden and you can continue with growing fruit, vegetables or flowers. If you are looking for activities to do with kids in July, you’ve come to the right place.

Below are some of my posts that are most relevant for this month. Keep popping back for more seasonal activities to do with your kids this month. Better yet scroll to the bottom and join me for my weekly bonus email full of seasonal content straight to your inbox.




August in the garden

August is another busy month in the garden. Our garden is really taking shape right now. Don’t get me wrong, it could really use some rain but we’ve got lots of courgettes and sunflowers growing now. Our summer berries seem to be over for this year though. You can continue to sow direct radishes, beetroots and lettuce this month. You can even start to sow winter vegetables like spring cabbages, spinach and turnips. Remember to sow at intervals to ensure there is always some to harvest when you want it. Don’t forget to keep caring for your plants and enjoying the harvest. Or how about visiting your local pick your own farm?

Here is a really useful resource, a gardening calendar with what to plant and harvest each month and it even has different colours for southern or northern (UK) gardeners – available here.

I have a few blog posts that you might find useful and a few more planned for this month.





August is also a great time for spending more time outdoors with children. Playing in the garden, doing messy arts and crafts, walking in the woods, visiting the beach or your favourite outdoor day out.


August on the bookshelves


There are so many summer themes in children’s books. Farm animals, bugs and butterflies, holidays, beach and much more. If you’re looking for inspiration then click the images below.





If you have a child starting school this September you may be starting to prepare them or perhaps you want to find out what to expect.




August ideas for creating and playing


There are lots of opportunities for craft and play in summer. Both indoors and outdoors. Possible themes are weather, butterflies, bugs, farm animals, birds and seaside.





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