June is one of the best months of the year. School’s out, the days are longer, the weather’s great and there’s plenty of time for making family memories. Make this your best June ever with your family.
You’ll find lots of special days to celebrate at Apples4theTeacher.com. These 10 reasons are just a taste of why your family will love the month of June.
June is Great Outdoors Month. Take a hike, ride bikes, go fishing, go for a bird walk together or participate in your favorite outdoor activity together. Visit your local, state or national park during June and enjoy the forests, lakes and oceans that make the outdoors the best place to be.
Join a group run or host your own on June 3 for National Running Day. Whether you’re a long distance runner, a beginner or rarely run, join in the fun of National Running Day and raise money through Charity Miles to help your favorite charity.
June 6 is National Trails Day, the country’s largest celebration of trails. Join in a group hike with members of the American Hiking Society, find a hike at a state park near you or hike your own hike on your favorite trail.
Our Allied Forces stormed the beach at Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Each year, people around the world observe the solemn anniversary of D-Day. The National D-Day Memorial, located in Bedford, Va., has special activities planned to mark the 71st anniversary of D-Day, including patriotic music, living history, a wreathlaying ceremony starting at 11 a.m. and concert performed by a portion of the 29th Division Band at 7:30 p.m., all to honor those who put their lives on the line in freedom’s name.
Many families mark the end of a child’s elementary, middle or high school days with a graduation party in June. Celebrate your child’s accomplishments with family and friends as your child looks forward to the next stage in life.
Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with your family on June 13. Hundreds of events are planned across the country. Join a local GO Day event or just enjoy the outdoors as a family.
On June 14, 1777, Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the flag of our country. Each year, we celebrate Flag Day on June 14 by displaying the American flag at businesses and homes. The American flag represents freedom and is flown as a symbol of hope, endurance and unity after natural and man-made disasters. Make plans now to fly your American Flag June 14-20 during National Flag Week.
Kids of all ages look forward to celebrating their dads on Father’s Day, always celebrated on the third Sunday in June. Dads play an important role in the lives of their children. Father’s Day is a day to celebrate the special relationship between father figures and the children they love.
Maybe your family will enjoy a picnic or go out to lunch or dinner together on Father’s Day, celebrated on June 21 this year. Encourage the kids to make a special DIY gift for dad and a handmade card too. Reach out to your own dad on Father’s Day too. Send a letter, make a call or get together and celebrate.
Although Memorial Day is often celebrated as the start of summer, the summer solstice is the longest day of the year. Celebrated on June 21 in the northern hemisphere, this is the day with the longest period of daylight each year. Plan a summer solstice backyard party for family and friends to celebrate.
June is also National Camping Month. Join in the Great American Campout on June 27. More than 200,000 campers participated in this event during 2014. Camp in your backyard or join a local event. Get back to nature with your family and enjoy a camping trip together.
June is a great month for families. The warmth of early summer has arrived, pools are open and summer stretches ahead like a blank slate. Begin to write your family’s summer story during the month of June.