When we are low and need a friend, or want to share some good news, we generally turn to our best friends. Therefore, it makes sense that there is a holiday to celebrate our besties. So, on June 8, give your best friend a call, schedule a Zoom session, write them a note, send them a gift, or make one for them. Let them know how much you value their friendship and how special they are to you. Celebrating a friend that is special is a good way to teach your children about showing appreciation of their friends. It is also a great way to teach them about being a good friend.

Below are links to ideas your kids can use to celebrate their best friends, courtesy of The Goddard School in West Orange’s, “Things to Do with Kids” column. 


The next time you sit down for a family dinner, toss out some of these facts to spark a lively and informative family conversation. After dinner, look up some of these dates and facts and explore the historical moments as a family.

  • Bobby Kennedy was assassinated on June 5, 1968.
  • The Chrysler Corporation was founded on June 6, 1925.
  • The first drive-in theater opened in Camden, New Jersey on June 6, 1933.
  • The United Colonies changed its name change to The United States on June 7, 1775.
  • “The Milton Berle Show" premiered on NBC on June 8, 1948.