Happy Memorial Weekend!
The weather is warming, flowers are blooming and summer is just around the corner.
Memorial Day is the unofficial kick-off to the season and we have 5 activities that are perfect for the family to enjoy over the long weekend. Crafts that will make your backyard barbeque extra special, sweet treats you can make together with the family and fun ways to take time to remember and learn about the holiday’s history.
- Poppy Flower Picture Craft
Celebrate Memorial Day with this fun and meaningful craft! Kids will love making their own poppy flowers, and they’ll be proud to display them as a reminder of the holiday. All you need are some supplies that you probably already have around the house: colored construction paper, pipe cleaners, glue sticks, and scissors. First, glue the pipe cleaner to a piece of construction paper. Next, tear red construction paper into pieces for the flower petals. Then wind a brown pipe cleaner into a circle for the center of the poppy flower. Finally, glue the center and petals to the stem. Your poppy flower is now complete! Kids can make as many as they like, and they can even share them with friends and family. What a great way to teach kids about the importance of Memorial Day!
- Take A Moment To Remember
Memorial Day commemorates soldiers that made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Spend time with the family and take a moment to remember those men and women and learn about the holidays’ history. Did you know that Memorial Day used to be called Decoration Day? Or that the Poppy flower is the symbol for the holiday? Learning about the heritage of Memorial Day can help create new ways to celebrate for years to come.
- Make A Sweet Treat!
Kids in the kitchen are always a recipe for fun! And this Memorial Day, they can help make a festive and delicious flag fruit pizza. Kids will love creating the American flag with juicy strawberries and blueberries, while adults will appreciate the healthy ingredients. This flag fruit pizza is a great way to celebrate Memorial Day with the whole family. Simply line a greased baking sheet with cookie dough and bake according to the package directions. Once cooled, spread greek yogurt across the entire cookie. Create the American flag with strawberries and blueberries, then top with white chocolate chips for the stars.So roll up your sleeves, grease up that baking sheet, and let the kids have a blast creating this tasty treat!
- Red, White, and Blue Scavenger Hunt
A tried and true classic activity for the kids and a fun icebreaker at the family barbeque! This Red, White and Blue Scavenger Hunt is a race against the clock to find each item on the list before time runs out. Divide into teams, depending on the size of your family or party, and set the timer anywhere between 5- 10 minutes. The less time you have, the greater the challenge! The first team to find all 10 items wins!
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- Painted Mason Jar Vases
These Painted Mason Jar Vases are the perfect craft for the family and a great decoration for your Memorial day party. All you need is medium-sized mason jar glasses- patriotic paint colors, brushes, and burlap ribbon. Have the kids help out by painting the jars with stars and stripes. Once the paint has had time to dry, tie the ribbon around the lid of each jar and add some poppy flowers to make the perfect Memorial Day decoration.
All of us at APA hope that you have a wonderful Memorial Day and that these activities help make the weekend a little extra special!
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