Our Top 5 Foodie Picks For Family Fun Aug. 3-10

Five delicious holidays that give you a chance to enjoy some treats with your kids this week

By Kara Murphy August 2, 2022

Looking for family fun this week? We have ideas for you — all involving FOOD! Here are five delicious holidays happening Aug. 3-10 that give you a chance to enjoy some treats with your kids this week:

1. Carve a watermelon

August and watermelons go together like, well, peanut butter and jelly. So it's a perfect month for National Watermelon Day. Try one of our favorite watermelon recipes to celebrate this sweet occasion, or amaze the kids by carving a watermelon into a shark head like Emily Papa, publisher of Macaroni KID South Hills, Pa. Aug. 3

Emily Papa
Get the step-by-step directions to creating your own jawesome shark head out of a watermelon.

2. Bake cookies

We love the recipe on the back of the Nestlé bag, but if you want to mix it up a bit for National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, we can attest that these pumpkin spice dark chocolate chip cookies are DIVINE. Aug. 4

3. Indulge in a root beer float

Two scoops of ice cream, root beer and ... yum. Simple but oh-so-good. A favorite for all generations. Indulge on National Root Beer Float Day! Aug. 6

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4. Sneak a zucchini onto your neighbor's porch

We might have been guilty of this on occasion ... there's just so much zucchini one family can take! But celebrate this versatile veggie by baking with your kids — from zucchini bread to chocolate zucchini muffins, there are plenty of ways to use up this healthy vegetable — including adding it to a frozen treat! But if you're out of ideas? Well, send the kids to the neighbors' to leave zucchini on the porch today because it's National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day! Aug. 8

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5. Eat s'more

If there's ever been a more perfect campfire food invented ... well, we're not aware. We do love experimenting with s'mores though — because while the traditional graham cracker, chocolate, and toasted marshmallow combination is hard to beat, it's fun to try! We are here for this idea of a s'mores buffet, especially on National S'mores Day. From fresh fruit to caramel candies ... there's always s'more you can add! Aug. 10

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