The Best Memorial Day Activities

best memorial day activities

Memorial Day is here again! Time to celebrate and start the summer off right! And even though things are looking a little different this year, you can still show your little ones the best Memorial Day ever - all you need is a little creativity and inspiration.

Take a Virtual Tour of the White House 

Did you know that you can take a tour of the entire White House, right from your own living room? Complete with all the information you could ever need, a virtual tour is not only a great way to celebrate Memorial Day, but also a fun learning experience for your little ones. You can peek inside every room, learn about historical events that took place in each one, and even get a detailed look at the artwork displayed on the walls.

DIY Street Art

During this time, chalk art is such an amazing way to stay connected with others outside your home. A beautiful drawing on the ground is not only a great family activity, but also helps the entire neighborhood get into the holiday spirit for those who are social distancing! 

Turn Your Backyard Into an Obstacle Course

Using items you already own, you can create the ultimate Memorial Day adventure for your little ones, all in your own backyard. Have them weave through buckets, dig for treasures and trinkets, or crawl through a red, white and blue balloon tunnel. Consider incorporating the Liki Trike in the final stage so they pedal to the finish line!

Make Sweet Treats

Holidays are an amazing excuse to make some dessert. Whether you choose cookies, cupcakes, berry pie or any other delicious goods, baking together is a great way to spend quality time as a family. Consider making a red, white and blue trifle with strawberries and blueberries! 

Watch the Memorial Day Concert Online

The annual Memorial Day concert is such a fun celebration for the whole family. It may not be taking place in Washington DC this year, but will still feature lots of amazing performances, tributes, and memories from years past. Luckily, you can stream this year’s concert on your TV, so the whole family can take part. Set up your living room with fun decorations, and enjoy the festivities!

Throw a Backyard Barbecue

To celebrate the unofficial start of the summer season and kick off the holiday right, be sure to have yourself a Memorial Day barbecue. You won’t be inviting the whole neighborhood of course, but that doesn’t mean you and your little ones can’t cook up some delicious food and have a fun day in the fresh air! Looking to get creative this year? Check out some delicious recipes provided by Good Housekeeping. 

At Doona, we’ve always been about making parenting simple. That’s why we designed our innovative Doona Car Seat & Stroller and Liki Trike. So you can go back to enjoying what matters most, spending quality time with your kids. Go out there and have a happy, creative and safe Memorial Day everybody!