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Fun Things to Do with Your Kids on Memorial Day


Memorial Day is right around the corner. What do you have planned? There are plenty of fun things you can do with your family this Memorial Day, including watching a parade, going camping, and even setting up a movie marathon. If you’re not sure what you’ll do this weekend, then get ready to plan your weekend with these fun things to do with your kids on Memorial Day.



Watch the Parade

Start your own family tradition on Memorial Day by watching your local parade. Many cities, both big and small, arrange to have a Memorial Day parade through the streets. Your kids will love watching the different displays and floats. If they’re lucky, they might even get candy thrown to them from those involved in the parade.

Go Fishing

If you’re looking for things to do with the kids this Memorial Day, plan a quick fishing trip with them. You don’t need to travel somewhere far away to do this. Simply visit a local lake or river and bring the fishing poles along. Your kids will love standing out in the sun, trying to one up each other with who can catch the biggest fish. Even if you don’t catch a thing, you’ll enjoy the chance to bond with your kids.

Go Camping

Many businesses and schools are closed on Monday, which means you have a long weekend to celebrate Memorial Day with your family. Take advantage of this by taking the family on a camping trip. You can rough it with tents or camp in luxury by renting a cabin. Regardless, your entire family will love going camping over Memorial Day.

Bring a Swimsuit

Traditionally, Memorial Day is the “start” of summer. It’s when pools are opened and people have fun swimming! This Memorial Day, make a fun event for the whole family by bringing a swimsuit and taking a dip in some water. Whether you go swimming in a pool or take a trip to the lake, be sure to have fun in the water.

Have a Movie Marathon

Even with all of the fun events you have planned for Memorial Day, don’t forget to remember what this holiday is all about. Memorial Day is used to commemorate those who have fallen in the line of duty. These heroes gave their lives so that our country could live free. Celebrate these selfless acts by lining up a movie marathon filled with patriotic movies. No matter how old your kids are, they’ll enjoy watching movies and you’ll get a chance to tell your kids about any service members close to your family that have given their lives for their country.

What are your favorite Memorial Day activities?

Annmarie John
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  1. Parades are always Fun .. I've always loved Parades and just the Grandeur of what it represents. I'm sure they will enjoy watching a Parade

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  2. We always go to the lake for Memorial Day. One thing I love about being in South Carolina.. water is everywhere. Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day Madison, and tell your mommy thanks for serving our country!

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  3. We do go to the local parade and we also barbecue, as well as keep it low key here. Just excited for the long, holiday weekend coming up though to be honest ;)

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  4. We have some great parades in my area on Memorial Day. We also attempt to go to the beach and have a family get together.

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  5. Those are great things to do on Memorial Day. We will probably go and watch the parade

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  6. Not sure of our plans yet, our pool gets so crowded on Monday but maybe we will hit it later in the day.

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  7. Son and I make it a movie day. It's usually way to hot to be outside in the FL weather so we watch old 80's movies or read.

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  8. I think going campign would be a lot of fun. I haven't done that since I was young!

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  9. Our town has a really lame parade, so we go to my parent's house because their town has a much better one :)

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  10. Love these simple solutions! Gosh! It is almost here! Fun ideas! I'm glad I stopped by!

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  11. My favorite always is the parade! It's the best! My kids love to hold flags and wave, and of course - get candy. And we usually BBQ.

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  12. Hopefully our pool in our complex is fixed because that is where we plan on going! If not we will be in the blow up poo!

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  13. So many of the things you listen barely cost a dime. I love that! Summer holidays always seem to be about gathering with friends and just enjoying a little freedom.

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  14. Our family always has a cookout. The kids play in the yard and have a blast.

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  15. I love budget-friendly ideas! These sound like a lot of fun. Can't wait for summer!

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  16. WOW these are clever ideas. I will be in Nashville with my family for the BlogPaws Conference.

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  17. I can't believe it's next week already! We plan on being at the beach :)

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  18. We love a good movie marathon! And hitting the fishing hole is always a blast

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  19. Good iseas. Always take time to do family fun things.

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  20. I wish we had a parade! This is a great list for sure.

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  21. Great ideas!! Movie marathons are so much fun!

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  22. These are all great ideas! We usually go to the Memorial Day concert at the Capitol in DC.

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  23. This is such a great list. Unforunately, I think it is suppose to rain here Monday so we'll have to get our activities in before that.

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  24. I f I had kids I would find a parade to take them too! I would also take them swimming great way to kick off summer!

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