Monthly observances can give you everything from ideas for activities to service projects.
1. June printable.
Download the Enrichment Project printable of June monthly observances in the United States. These are observances that occur all month long. For June, these include:
- American Rivers Month
- Audio Book Month
- Cancer from the Sun Month
- Fiction is Fun Month
- Fireworks Safety Month
- Great Outdoors Month
- International People Skills Month
- National Camping Month
- National Dairy Month
- National Family Month
- National Flag Month
- National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month
- National Summer Vacation Month
- Perennial Gardening Month
- Recycling Month
- Zoo and Aquarium Month
Review the printable to find what monthly themes you can incorporate into your own activities.
2. Your own list.
Start your own list of June monthly observances, including ideas to help celebrate them. Expand on the list provided or create your own from scratch to meet the needs of your audience or group.
Any monthly observance can be a theme for your meeting or event. June has a lot of themes you can incorporate with outdoor activities such as gardening, camping and visiting local zoos. Of course, you might to choose to stay indoors and listen to audiobooks or learn a new skill. Look through the provided PDF or your self-created list and find one that interests you. How can you build a theme around your chosen observance?
4. Meetings, parties and events.
You can plan a meeting, party or event based on a monthly celebration theme. You might want to do one or more activities based on your observance. You may choose to focus an entire event around it. Don’t limit yourself to the stated themes. For example, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month might be a great time to get together and explore local farmers markets, try new recipes or even start gardening.
5. Create and design.
Use the June observances as a way to focus your creative energy. When you’re stuck for an idea, these can give you a jumping off point to start brainstorming. Some things you might create include:
- Blog posts
- Club activities
Teaching and leading activities about June observances gives your curriculum a new look. You can find many supplements and printables educational professionals share online. Find support for your chosen observance.
Sharing your ideas with others not only encourages participation but may bring greater variety into your activities. You can share:
- Cultural observations
- Religious observances
Explore ways to share with others in your community or group.
You can plan service around a monthly observance. For example, you can host a clean-up of local waterways for American Rivers Month. You can also learn about and support local recycling efforts for Recycling Month. Look through the observances and find one or more that allow you to bring service into your monthly activities.
Use monthly observations in your communications. You can share your thoughts and ideas to move people to action. From blog posts to emails to newsletters, keep your communication fresh by incorporating these observances in your writing.
Brainstorm ways to incorporate observances into your own community or group. This might be a one-time event or a series for a group, club or community.
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11. Explore offerings online.
Pick a monthly observance (or more) and start your online research. What is available online that you can download and use? Be sure to keep track of where you get the information so you can refer back to this resource.
12. Search for even more!
How have other people celebrated the month theme you chose? Talk to them to find out what they did. Ask about what worked, what didn’t and what they might change to make it better.
Can you incorporate their ideas into your own project? If not, what adjustments can you make?
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