Memorial Day is nearly upon us, a day that has significance
for many families throughout the United States. Most importantly, Memorial Day
is a time to remember those who have passed away while serving in the country’s
armed forces, protecting the liberties we enjoy each and every day. In addition
to this, however, Memorial Day generally marks the nearing to the beginning of summer,
and often carries with it nationwide parades and family gatherings.
This year make sure to celebrate Memorial Day with your
children and other loved ones in whatever way you like. And you don’t have to spend
a fortune, either; instead, consider these
and free (or inexpensive) activities to try out this Memorial Day weekend.
Make Your Own Parade
If your children love parades, consider lighting up their
lives this year by creating a parade of your very own. You can waltz through
the neighborhood with homemade floats, or head to the park and show off your
creations to picnickers in the area.
How can you begin working on your own parade? One of the
easiest ways to get your children into the idea of doing a homemade parade is to
bring home a few costumes to wear, like the
or the Astronaut
Dress Up Set. Once your kids put on these costumes, they will be ready
to walk about town in procession.
You can add tricycles and bicycles in the midst of the
parade, and add banners that you can carry around as well. Of course, the more
people that show up for your procession, the more variety you can add. Once you
have everyone in line, walk wherever you want to go, making noise, singing
songs, and having a great time together as a family.
Go for a Family Bike Ride
Unquestionably, one of the best ways to enjoy Memorial Day for free is by going for a bike
ride together as a family. Riding bikes together allows you to spend quality
time with the ones you love, and even provides a free form of transportation
and an excellent method of physical activity.
Don’t worry if your children have not yet learned how to
ride a bicycle, or are too small to fit on any of the bikes you have in your
garage. You can always start them off on a
for little ones, or even a tricycle if they can’t seem to get the hang of learning
how to balance.
And once they can adequately stay up on two wheels themselves,
make sure they are wearing a helmet at all times when you head out for a ride.
But what if your child doesn’t want to wear a helmet because it’s “not cool
enough”? Change his or her attitude by surprising him or her with an awesome
helmet, like the
Mohawk Blue Helmet. This sweet kids helmet is designed specifically to
make your children fall in love with the idea of bicycle safety.
And where is the best place to take a bike ride with the
children? If you live in a small town, consider heading out for a ride through
the downtown area to visit some of the local landmarks. Or, if you live in a
bustling city, don’t hesitate to toss the bikes in the car and head out to the
countryside for a relaxing ride together.
Head Out for a Camping Trip
Are you tired of being inside after all of the time spent
cramped up indoors during the winter? Can you not wait to get out into nature and
experience the beauty of nature and breathe some fresh air? If this sounds like
you, one of the
best cheap activities
for Memorial Day weekend, in fact, may be simply hopping in the car, driving into the mountains or forest, and spending a few days camping with the little ones. This
is one of the greatest ways to enjoy the beauties of nature and allows you to
spend quality time with the children in your life.
What are some of the most fun camping family activities for
Memorial Day weekend? Once you set up the campsite, you can head off on a trail
for a nature walk with the kids, gather wood for a campfire, go fishing in a
local river or lake, and light a fire at night to tell stories. Camping
ultimately brings the family closer together, and is a wonderful way to spend
Memorial Day Weekend Activities for Kids
Are you looking for a few family activities for Memorial Day
weekend that are fun and that won’t break the bank? Consider these fun, family-friendly
ideas this upcoming weekend and be prepared to have a blast.