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30 Fun Things to do in June: Holidays & Observances

Check out these fun things to do in June with kids and the whole family!

Sometimes creating fun memories is as simple as celebrating a day together — so I thought I would share some of the fun & unique June Observation Days that families will enjoy this month.

In line with our $0 Summer: Fun & Free Ways to Make Memories with the Kids philosophy, it doesn’t have to be time-consuming or expensive — it’s the little things that create BIG impressions!

 fun things to do in June

30 Fun Things to do in June

It seems that there is a Fun Day celebration for everything under the sun — Hug your Cat Day or Make a Sandwich Day (odd but true).

And the whole concept of there being days unique observances is a little foreign to kids — except when they ask you “There’s a Mother’s Day and a Father’s Day, so when is it Kid’s Day?” 

Of course, we all answer “Every day is Kid’s Day“, right 😉

For June, choose a few observation days that fit your family’s life — maybe you’re an outdoorsy group and want to do something special for National Get Outdoors Day.

Or maybe your kids LOVE Bomb Pops — then make National Bomb Pop Day a new family tradition.

Please note that some of these fun days are specific for 2021 — certain observances may fall on the ‘third Monday’ or ‘last week’ of the month so they will change each year.

We’ve included some unique ideas for celebrating along with affiliate links to items that should help kick-start your creativity.  Ask the kids how they would celebrate — kids come up with the most AWESOME ideas!


June – All Month Long

Celebrate some of these month-long observances any day!

National Great Outdoors Monthcreate your own DIY Nature Notebook or explore more fun ways to spend time outside on our Get Outdoors!

National Zoo & Aquarium Month — nothing like a scavenger hunt on your trip to see some favorite animal friends!  And we’ve got 2 for you:

Free Printable Zoo Scavenger Hunt

Free Printable Aquarium Scavenger Hunt


June 3rd

World Bicycle Day — take a bike ride today!


June 5th

World Environment Day — watch one of these 10 Great Environmental Movies for kids & families or try one of these fun activities that teach kids about environmental issues close to home!


June 6th – 12th

National Gardening Week –> 30 Garden Activities & Crafts for Kids


June 8th

World Ocean’s Day — one of our favorite days in June!  Try one of these awesome ocean activities with kids and if you’re close by, visit the deep blue sea today!

Make this gorgeous Layers of the Ocean STEM project & learn where animals live!

Or browse this wonderful Ocean activities, games & books for kids!

National Best Friends Day — hang out with your bestie!


get outdoors day


June 11th

National Corn on the Cob Day — have the kids favorite for dinner tonight 😉


June 12th

National Get Outdoors Day — so many ways to enjoy the outdoors!  Why not grab this free printable Playground Scavenger Hunt and see how many you can find at the park!

National Peanut Butter Cookie Day — try these healthy, no-bake peanut butter squares that the kids can help make!


June 13th

National Weed your Garden Day — or get outside & have the kids help take care of the garden 😉  Here’s a few great garden books for story time once you’re done weeding (incentive is always a great thing).


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June 14th

National Flag Day — many cities will host a parade or an amazing display of flags!  Get the kids involved with a book about the flag or a fun flag craft they’ll enjoy and it’s also a great time to start July 4th prep! 

You can also teach kids the proper way to fold a flag (I totally remember learning this in elementary school & I still use it today).

National Strawberry Short Cake Day — if there’s a stawberry patch new you, head out and pick your own strawberries for a fresh treat!

And National Pop Goes the Weasel Day — do you know the song?  Kids love to sing & act it out!


June 15th

Nature Photography Day — grab the camera or your phone and head outside to see what awesome nature shots you can take!  It’s the perfect day to teach kids a little about photography — such as lining up your shot, moving closer and how to snap a photo without scaring away the animals 😉

Fly a Kite Day — head to the park and send your kite soaring!  Here are a few activities that focus on the science of kite flying the kids will enjoy.


June 16th

International Waterfall Day — visit one near you!

National Fudge Day — another fun way to get the kids in the kitchen for a make your own fudge session.


June 17th

National Eat Your Vegetables Day — is anyone other than me laughing at how this follows National Fudge Day 🙂  Why not head to the Farmer’s Market and try a new vegetable today!


June 18th

LOTS going on today!

Take a Road Trip Day — one of our most favorite summer activities!  Check out these 15 Printable Road Trip Games & Activities to take with you!

National Go Fishing Day —  have you been meaning to teach the kids to fish?  Today’s the day 🙂  They make super fun kid-sized fishing poles that are perfect for beginners and fishing is such a great outdoor family activity.

International Picnic Day — mix it up and have a breakfast picnic today!  A few times each summer, I’ll grab our favorite Outdoor Picnic Blanket  along with bagels and fruit for a quick & fun outdoor breakfast 🙂 

National Flip Flop Daymake your own fun flip flops with this easy tutorial from Running with Glitter.


 fun things to do in June

June 19th

Celebrate Juneteenth and teach kids about the holiday with these great Kids Books about Juneteenth!


June 20th

Father’s Day – do something nice for Dad!  Looking for a gift idea?  See our 14 Fantastic Father’s Day Gifts

So today is BOTH National Vanilla Milkshake Day &  National Ice Cream Soda Day — the perfect day for a kid-friendly cold beverage!


June 21

World Music Day — turn on a few of your favorite tunes today!  Or introduce the kids to a new type of music with this fun Music Around the World game & free printable!

National Daylight Appreciation Day — it’s the longest day of the year so get out and enjoy it!  Here are 20 Fun Ways to Enjoy a Summer Evening.


June 24th

Swim a Lap Day — time to get the kids in the pool! 

International Fairy Day — see if you have any near you by building one of these Fairy Garden crafts or play areas!

National Bomb Pop Day – how many kids are going to LOVE knowing that this is an unofficial holiday 😉  Want to make your own?  Head over to Will Cook for Friends for a healthy version of the classic treat!  One of the best summer items we’ve purchased is a set of drip-free Popsicle Molds so we can make healthy versions of our favorite ice pops!


fun things to do in June

photo credit: Will Cook for Friends


June 26th

Great American Backyard Camp-out — try these 7 Family Activities for a Backyard Camp-out!

National Canoe Day — if you haven’t tried canoeing with the kids, it’s really an awesome family activity!

 canoe with kids


June 27th

National Sun Glasses Day — be cool and wear your shades all day, even inside!  Plus the perfect time to talk to the kids about protecting their eyes from the sun.


June 28th

National Paul Bunyan Day — do your kids know the famous tall tale of Paul Bunyan?  Great day to head to the library and check it out!


June 29th

National Camera Day — be a shutterbug today and capture the best of summer!  Print this Outdoor Photo Scavenger Hunt challenge as a fun way to teach the kids about photography.  If you want to make this a family tradition, take a family selfie every June 29th and see how much everyone changes in a year’s time.


More Monthly Observations for June

National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month — head to the Farmer’s Market and see what seasonal items you can introduce to the kids this month!

National Camping Month — think s’mores, tents and time to unplug!  Plus these 10 Great Books about Camping that are perfect to read in the tent!

National Dairy Month — have a dairy farm near you?  Take the kids on a tour so they can see where their milk comes from starting with the cow!


How will you enjoy the month of June?

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