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August is Family Fun Month — here’s how to celebrate

Summer may be winding down, but Family Fun Month is just beginning. Before school, work, and extracurriculars take over, try some of the following activities and create special memories with your family.

DIY pizza bar

Pizza night is an easy way to get everyone involved, regardless of age.

First, set up your Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G on the counter using the PureGear Tablet Folio. Then, follow along with a recipe for homemade pizza dough. Apps like Tasty and Yummly give you great recipe options. The tablet’s large 12.4” display will show your step-by-step instructions with brilliant clarity.

Lay out all the toppings in a pizza bar style and let the kids roll out the dough for their own pizza. Everyone can grab what they like to create their homemade creation. Get creative, even if it gets a little messy. Then, pop the pizzas in the oven and enjoy your cheesy pie.

Set up camp at home

Grab your sleeping bags and tent. It’s time to go camping. But who says you have to go far? Camping in your backyard is a great way to celebrate Family Fun Month. It’s just as exciting with half the hassle.

Set up tents, or make your own forts with blankets and pillows. You can tie dye t-shirts, play a game of corn hole, and build a campfire.

Download Audible and listen along to spooky, funny, or scary campfire stories while you toast s’mores. Capture all the family fun on Google Pixel 6 Pro. The Night Sight feature lets you take vibrant photos even in the dark. Of course, no camping adventure is complete without a hike. Instead of trekking through the woods, go for a nature walk in your backyard or neighborhood. Make sure to wear your Samsung Galaxy Watch4 to keep track of all your steps.

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Family game & karaoke night

Unleash your family’s inner rock stars with a fun karaoke night. No need for a karaoke machine, Apple iPad Pro will work. Go to YouTube and search for karaoke versions of your favorite songs. The lyrics will display across the screen as you perform. Grab your microphones (a kitchen utensil or hairbrush are great alternatives) and costumes, then get ready to put on a show.

If you prefer something a little more competitive, consider hosting a family game night. That doesn’t mean you have to drag out the old board games. You can use some of your current devices. Break out your 5G smartphones and prepare for a little friendly competition.

Heads Up is a fun twist on charades. Hold Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max on your forehead and guess the word that appears as your friends shout clues. Choose from entertaining deck themes like Harry Potter, Friends, and Marvel. It’s now available through Facetime, so family and friends can join virtually.

Pictionary fans will love Let’s Draw. Show off your sketching skills as you attempt to give clues to your team. Choose from hilarious categories and make your hints as creative as possible. Use the Samsung Galaxy S22+ and its included S pen to get the best results.

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Go on a picnic

Pack sandwiches and snacks, and enjoy a picnic in your local park. After lunch, the kids can have fun at the playground, or you can enjoy a family game of kickball.

If you’re feeling adventurous, take a family bike ride to the park instead of driving. Apple Watch Series 7 can automatically detect when you start cycling. The smartwatch will use GPS features to track your ride and even monitor your heart rate. At the end of your ride, you’ll be able to see the metrics from start to finish.

While you’re out and about, you don’t have to worry about getting separated from your children. With the Verizon Smart Family plan, you can track your kids’ location so you always know where they are.

Backyard movie night

You don’t have to go to a movie theater to enjoy a film with the family. A backyard movie night is a perfect remedy for an uneventful or boring night.

Hang a white sheet or blanket on the side of your house or the fence. Now that you’ve got a screen for watching, you need a projector. You could buy one or simply use your smartphone and a shoebox to to build your own. Make sure you connect your JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Speaker to get high quality theater-like sound.

Thanks to the wireless tech at Cellular Sales, your family can use smart devices to enjoy time together. Use your imagination, spend time with the family, and most importantly, have fun. Take photos of your fun family moments all month long. Post on social media using #FamilyFunMonth during August and encourage others to join the celebration.

Visit your nearest store to find the best wireless devices so that you can explore all the top apps this Family Fun Month.

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