Memorial Day weekend has arrived, and this is a great time to spend quality time with your loved ones since the kids are out of school and many people are off of work to celebrate the holiday.
Instead of being worried about sticking within your budget this holiday, why don’t you check out a few ideas from this list of low-cost Memorial Day activities your whole family can enjoy!
Build a Campfire
Hey! The weather is starting to warm up, so it’s the perfect time to get outside and kick off the season with a campfire. You can even plan a full weekend of camping, rest, relaxation, and recharging or just head to a day-use campsite area for a few hours. You could even hit up the grocery store beforehand for some awesome Memorial Day savings on s’mores, hot dogs, and fresh fruit!
Go Have A Picnic
A simple and relaxing idea for the whole family could be to enjoy a picnic in your local park. We recommend finding a shaded area where you can lay out a blanket and hang out. You could even play catch or read while the kids are running around.
If the weather isn’t on your side this holiday, you could plan an indoor arts and crafts session where you can let your kids’ imaginations run wild!
Head to your nearest arts and crafts store to grab cheap supplies like paint, popsicle sticks, or googley eyes. We do suggest laying down any newspaper you have on hand to make clean up as easy as possible!
Have A Movie Night
There’s nothing like having a family movie night! If you can’t afford to take the whole family to the movies (theaters can be expensive) try hosting your own movie night right from the comfort of your home.
You could even visit your nearest Redbox for a really cheap DVD rental or stream something on Netflix or Hulu.
Try making it fun by spreading a bunch of blankets out on the floor with pillows or making a fort that you can lay in. Bonus points awarded to those who plan a special meal or snacks!
Spend Time Stargazing
We all know that kids are fascinated by the stars! So why don’t you go stargazing? It could be a fun way to teach your kids about the various constellations and how to identify them. Once you’re finished pointing out the shapes among the stars, you could catch fireflys for fun!
Plan a Scavenger Hunt
You could plan your own or download a scavenger hunt online and spend the weekend going searching for hidden treasures in your house, yard, neighborhood or park.
This is a seriously fun activity for children who love finding things, while also helping them learn how to be aware of their surroundings to spot the things you’re looking for.
Volunteer Your Time
You could always teach your children how to do good by spending some time volunteering at your local soup kitchen or food bank this weekend.
There are so many ways you can have fun with your entire family over the holiday weekend. We’re all about giving back and doing good, so these activities won’t cost you much to have a good time.
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