This month’s calendar is full of dinner ideas, activities and ways to connect with family and friends.
Featured dinner ideas
One-Dish Cider Roast Chicken – a moist, tender chicken dish you can prep in less than 30 minutes and make in one pan.
One-Tray Lamb Bake – ditto this lamb bake, which you can pull together in 10 minutes flat.
One Pot Chicken and Tomato Pasta – another one ready in 10 minutes, this pasta bursts with the fresh flavours of capsicum and tomato.
Good-For-You Fish Fingers – an easy way to get the kids wolfing down fish.
And treats for the lunch box
Healthy Chocolate Slice – made using crumbled brown rice cakes, this is a chocolate crackle with a difference.
Banana Sushi – serve up the cute with this idea for making bananas into something fun.
Featured activities for the kids
Recycling Box Craft Time – no fuss and super-creative for kids of any age.
Microwave Play Dough – you won’t believe how quick this dough is to make.
Nature Collage and Art Activity – head out on a walk and collect petals, leaves, twigs, grass – anything that takes the kids fancy.
Backyard Obstacle Course – these are fun to put together and even more fun to do. Grab the timer to add an extra layer of excitement.
Giving the kids a drawing prompt is the easiest way we know to keep them occupied and creative. This month’s drawing prompts are:
- something funny
- magical forest
- giant slide
- best friend
- bubble festival
- happy bear
Ideas for bringing family and friends together
Finally, making time for each other is so important and this month we suggest:
Heading out for a walk after dinner – because it’s the simple things that we remember to make a habit.
Calling an old friend for a catch up – don’t let everyday life take over from what (or who) is important.
Playing a game of cards with the family – Snap is a good place to start, but these games are also fun for kids:
Inviting a couple of mates over for some afternoon cheers – or cheers! Sometimes it can be daunting having friends with their kids over to play. The best way to approach it is to have a few outdoor games ready to go for the kids OR contain the action in one room of your home.
Switching off the TV – take time out from your favourite shows to have a good old natter with your man.
Enjoy your August!
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