Photo Prompts for August

Can you believe August is here already? Before the summer weather comes to end, get outdoors. Go for walks, go hiking, or go for a long drive. Whatever you do, don’t forget your camera. Are you looking for photo inspiration for August? Check out the list for August photo prompts.

  1. Selfie
  2. Natural Light
  3. Nature
  4. Something Colorful
  5. Current View
  6. Scenic View
  7. Bokeh
  8. Flowers
  9. Shadows
  10. Food
  11. Beverage
  12. Bubbles
  13. Local Landmark
  14. Trails
  15. Favorite Café
  16. Garden
  17. Shoes
  18. Low Angle
  19. Silence
  20. Black and White
  21. Your Favorite Color
  22. Childhood Memory
  23. Texture
  24. Patterns
  25. Artificial Light
  26. Animals
  27. Exploration
  28. Night
  29. From a Distance
  30. Reflection
  31. Photographer’s Choice

Drawing Prompts for August

When rainy days or hot summer days keep you inside, get creative. Crayons, markers, colored pencils, chalk, and pens are wonderful instruments for drawing. Do not limit your creativity. Apply your tool of choice to sandpaper, construction paper, material, and of course drawing paper. Each yields an individualized artistic base.

Are you looking for drawing inspiration? Check out the following drawing prompts for August.

  1. Self-Portrait
  2. Nature
  3. Flowers
  4. Bubbles
  5. Lots of Colors
  6. Dreams
  7. Food
  8. Garden
  9. Smile
  10. Shoes
  11. Patterns
  12. Animals
  13. Where You Live
  14. Magic
  15. Night, Stars, & Moon
  16. Transportation
  17. Maude Up Creature
  18. Fantasy
  19. Eyes
  20. Hances
  21. Trees or Leaves
  22. Fruit
  23. Toys
  24. Roads
  25. Sports
  26. Your Name
  27. Movie Scene
  28. Water
  29. Portrait of Your Family
  30. Wheels
  31. Artist’s Choice

Drawing Prompts for July

Summer does not always bring sunny days. Rain, humid, or high temperatures may cause you to retreat indoors for comfort. Days inside are perfect for creating art including drawing. Whether you use markers, pens, pencils, or crayons, drawing is a great creative outlet. Do you need some inspiration? Check out the following drawing prompts for July.  

  1. Self-Portrait
  2. Fantasy
  3. Freedom
  4. It’s Independence Day! 4th of July! Celebrations
  5. Shoes
  6. City
  7. Boat
  8. Family
  9. Fun
  10. Landscape
  11. Pet
  12. Sunset
  13. Nature
  14. Dreams
  15. Patterns
  16. Home
  17. Creature
  18. Love
  19. Fish or Aquatic Animal
  20. Hat and Sunglasses
  21. Food
  22. Balloons
  23. Friendship
  24. Emotions
  25. Clowns
  26. Bugs
  27. Transportation
  28. Clouds
  29. Seashells, Beach, Sandcastles
  30. Zoo
  31. Artist’s Choice

Summer Bucket List: 100 Activities

Many people view Memorial Day as the unofficial kick off to summer. Are you ready to get outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather? Time to make a summertime bucket list! Whether you are looking for activities for yourself, your family, or friends, a bucket list is a great way to begin your planning process.

If you are looking for inspiration, check out the following 100 ideas for a summer to remember.

  1. Swim in a lake.
  2. Go on a picnic.
  3. Commit to a 1000 Hours Outside
  4. Build sandcastles.
  5. Visit a local, state, or national park.
  6. Go hiking.
  7. Fly a kite.
  8. Watch the sunrise.
  9. Go kayaking.
  10. Go horseback riding.
  11. Eat a banana split.
  12. Sleep under the stars.
  13. Make homemade ice cream.
  14. Tie-dye tee shirts.
  15. Play in the sprinklers.
  16. Have a bonfire.
  17. Eat S’Mores.
  18. Watch fireworks.
  19. When the moon is full, go for a walk.
  20. Host a BBQ.
  21. Go bike riding.
  22. Go on a nature walk.
  23. Plant a flower or vegetable garden.
  24. Go on day trips around your state.
  25. Do weekly summer selfies or host a summer-themed photo shoot.
  26. Make a summer scrapbook of your adventures.
  27. Create a time capsule.
  28. Create a summer playlist.
  29. Have a water balloon fight.
  30. Dance outside on a warm summer night.
  31. Buy take-out and go eat in the park.
  32. Volunteer.
  33. Host an outdoor game night.
  34. Go ziplining.
  35. Go to a drive-in.
  36. Create outdoor chalk murals.
  37. Go on a boat ride.
  38. Dance in the warm rain.
  39. Go Geocaching.
  40. Go camping.
  41. Go tubing down a river.
  42. Go for a long car ride.
  43. Blow bubbles.
  44. Go canoeing.
  45. Be a hometown tourist.
  46. Build an outdoor fort.
  47. Keep a summer journal.
  48. Go to a water park.
  49. Relax in a hammock.
  50. Go to an amusement park.
  51. Visit a farmer’s market.
  52. Go to an outdoor concert.
  53. Spend an afternoon, reading a book while sitting under a tree.
  54. Play mini-golf.
  55. Go to a baseball game.
  56. Visit an aquarium.
  57. Play beach volleyball.
  58. Make root beer floats.
  59. Relax on a pool floaty.
  60. Make homemade popsicles.
  61. Slip-n-slide.
  62. Go midnight bowling.
  63. Try something new from a food truck.
  64. Photograph a waterfall.
  65. Host yard Olympics.
  66. Go out of state.
  67. Go on a late-night swim (safely).
  68. Go water skiing.
  69. Binge-watch Harry Potter movies on a rainy day.
  70. Host a sleepover.
  71. Play tennis.
  72. Attend or volunteer at a Vacation Bible School.
  73. Join a youth group, Bible study, or simply do morning devotions.
  74. Try a new workout routine.
  75. Eat Cotton Candy.
  76. Go rollerblading.
  77. Ride a skateboard.
  78. Visit a botanical garden.
  79. Rent a paddleboat.
  80. Go fishing.
  81. Go to a zoo or wildlife preserve.
  82. Ride a roller coaster.
  83. Go on a train ride.
  84. Paintball.
  85. Try playing Paint Twister.
  86. Play laser tag or flashlight tag.
  87. Do Yoga outdoors.
  88. Feed frozen peas to the wild ducks.
  89. Go to a new restaurant and order the special of the day.
  90. Pick berries.
  91. Play cornhole or Bocce Ball.
  92. Visit a splash pad.
  93. Host a Christmas in July party.
  94. Go on a nature scavenger hunt. Use your camera to document your finds.
  95. Unplug from social media for a day or entire weekend.
  96. Go rock hunting or search for sea glass.
  97. Do random acts of kindness.
  98. Attend a summer library program.
  99. Pick wildflowers (where permitted) and make bouquets to give away.
  100. Host an end-of-the-summer party.

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Drawing Prompts for June

June brings the start of summer, warmer weather, Father’s Day, and another chance to be creative. Whether you use markers, crayons, chalk, pens, or a pencil, drawing is a wonderful activity to engage your creative side.

Are you looking for inspiration? Check out the following drawing prompts for June.

  1. Self-Portrait
  2. Sun
  3. Eyes
  4. Nature Scene
  5. Animal
  6. Mythical Creature
  7. Airplane
  8. Treasure Map
  9. Castle
  10. Tree House
  11. City Scene
  12. Wizard
  13. UFO
  14. Aliens
  15. A Creature from the Sea
  16. Food
  17. Time
  18. Letters
  19. Patterns
  20. Father
  21. Seashells
  22. Beach
  23. 3-Alike
  24. Galaxy
  25. Balloons
  26. Flowers
  27. Ice Cream Cone
  28. Video Game Design
  29. Mirror Reflection
  30. Artist’s Choice

Photo Prompts for June

June is a perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy yourself. When you head out, do not forget your camera. Snapping photos is a wonderful pastime. Are you looking for inspiration? Check out the following photo prompts for June.

  1. Selfie
  2. Outdoors
  3. Hands
  4. Sun Flare
  5. Messy
  6. Low Angle
  7. Reflection
  8. Morning
  9. Shadows
  10. Travel
  11. Random
  12. Culture
  13. From a Distance
  14. Laughter
  15. Nature
  16. Favorite color
  17. Something Old
  18. Silhouette
  19. Before Dark
  20. Father
  21. Sky
  22. Motion
  23. Childhood Memory
  24. Art
  25. Texture
  26. 2 of a Kind
  27. Letters
  28. Time
  29. Upside Down
  30. Photographer’s Choice

May Drawing Prompts

 May is finally here! A new month is the perfect time to get creative! Are you ready to draw? Whether you use markers, pens, pencils, chalk, or crayons, drawing is a fun activity for the whole family. Do you need some drawing inspiration? Check out the following list.

  1. Self-Portrait
  2. Flowers
  3. Bugs
  4. Clouds
  5. Animal
  6. Pattern
  7. Love
  8. Feathers
  9. Mother (Happy Mother’s Day in the USA. Draw a picture for your mom or mother figure in your life)
  10. Sun
  11. Mushrooms
  12. House
  13. Nature Scene
  14. Cars
  15. Street Scene
  16. An Event
  17. Landmark
  18. Made Up Land
  19. Galaxy
  20. Bubbles
  21. Five
  22. Family
  23. Jelly Fish
  24. Cactus
  25. Candy
  26. Balloons
  27. Made Up Animal or Creature
  28. Underground
  29. Train
  30. Garden
  31. Your Choice

Family Friendly Earth Day Activities

Earth Day, April 22, is only a couple days away. Engage in family activities to mark this year’s Earth Day. Are you looking for some ideas on how to celebrate Earth Day 2021 as a family? Check out the following suggestions.

  1. Go Hiking: Get outdoors and go hiking. If you first starting out, research local hiking trails in your area. There are numerous trails for beginners. The easier trails are perfect for a family outing. Remember to take the necessary equipment, start slow, and enjoy the scenery.
  2. Go for a Nature Walk: Another way to enjoy trails at local parks is going for a nature walk. Make a list of items you hope to see in nature. Play a game to find different types of animals, leaves, rocks, insects, plants, and more.
  3. Plant Flowers: Buy seeds to plant flowers in pots or outdoors. For added fun, paint or decorate the pots before planting the seeds.
  4. Bird Feeding Station: Create a bird feeding station in your yard. Add a bird bath, bird houses, and bird feeders to a safe area to attract birds.
  5. Go Bird Watching:  If you cannot set up your own back yard bird sanctuary, find a local park to search for birds in your area.
  6. Join a Cleanup: Check out your local Earth Day community events and volunteer. Numerous areas are holding community cleanups. Join the cleanup effort as a family project.
  7. Go for a Bike Ride: Dust off your bicycles and go for a ride.          
  8. Unplug: Shut off your computer and other electronic devices for an hour or the entire day.
  9. Take Photos: Grab your phone or favorite camera and photograph the world around you.
  10. Hug a Tree: Yes, seriously, hug a tree. Discover the different trees in your area. If the weather permits, take a picnic. Just sit and enjoy your time outdoors.
  11. Make a Video: Document nature and the environment.
  12. Make an Eco-Friendly Pledge: As a family make a pledge to do better for the environment, then come up with a list of ideas.

Remember, have fun!                                          

How to Celebrate National Unicorn Day

Did you know today, April 9th is National Unicorn Day?  A legendary horse-like creature dating back to the 5th century, a unicorn has a single spiraling horn protruding out from the forehead. Are you wondering how to celebrate this incredible magical being? Check out the following ideas for celebrating National Unicorn Day.

Image by SilviaP_Design from Pixabay 
  • Write a Story: Have you been considering writing a book centering around a unicorn. Today is the perfect time to write your unicorn story.
  • Write Your Child’s Story: If you have younger children, ask them to tell a story about a unicorn. Writing down or recording the story is a great keepsake. Who knows, the story may be the building blocks to a future novel.
  • Draw or Paint: Draw or paint a unicorn picture. Create a whole scene around your unicorn. For example, where does your unicorn live? What does your unicorn eat? What magic powers does your unicorn have?
  • Read A Book: Go to your local library or download a story about a unicorn. The story can be for yourself or read to your young children.
  • Do Crafts: Time to get creative. Modeling clay is a great medium to use to create a unicorn. Air dry clay is inexpensive and easy to use. Simply shape the clay into a unicorn, allow to dry, and paint.  If you need additional crafting help, check out Pinterest for unicorn ideas.
  • Watch a Unicorn Movie: Turn National Unicorn Day into family night (yes, your cat counts as family). Do not forget to make your favorite treat or order pizza.

Whatever you decide to do, enjoy National Unicorn Day.  Celebrate the simple unofficial holidays.

5 Last-Minute Easter Activities

Easter is here. Are you ready? Did the holiday just sneak up on you this year? Well, do not worry there is still plenty of time to do last-minute activities for your entire family to enjoy. Check out the following list for inspiration.

1. Attend Church Services

Regardless of your religious background, attend a local church service. Many churches hold special services on Easter Sunday. The church may have special readings, singing, plays, and children’s events. Just remember to check the church’s website or Facebook page before going. The church may have social distancing and other restrictions in place.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, numerous churches are holding virtual services if you do not want to attend church. Attend a church service right in your home, you can even watch while eating breakfast.

2. Color Easter Eggs

Yes, you can buy a kit. Or you can use food coloring from your baking supplies. Dyeing Easter eggs is a great activity. Mix different colors, make patterns or add designs. Coloring eggs is a long-standing Easter tradition.

3. Easter Egg Hunt or Scavenger Hunt

Whether you use your dyed eggs or hide plastic ones, an Easter egg hunt is fun for everyone. Now to make the hunt more interesting for older children, turn the activity into a scavenger hunt. Provide clues to your hidden eggs or Easter baskets.

4. Easter Meal

Find a way to make your meal special for Easter.

  • Sit together at the table. Bring out your good dishes, add candles, make an Easter centerpiece, or add flowers. Remember to turn off your devices.
  • Add a special dessert.
  • Bake the meal together as a family.
  • BBQ outdoors.
  • Order in from a nearby restaurant.
  • Have a picnic.

Just enjoy your time together as a family.

Image by Terri Cnudde from Pixabay 

5. Family Night

Turn your Easter into family night. Eat leftovers or order pizza.

  • Watch movies together. It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown (1974) is always a great family show to watch.
  • Play video games.
  • Play board games.
  • Have a bonfire.