8 Fun Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day with the Kids

You really should make snow cone cupcakes this weekend. (Or, at least, dream about them!)You really should make snow cone cupcakes this weekend. (Or, at least, dream about them!)While Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, it's also a time to remember and pay respect to those in the military who died while serving the U.S. Sometimes the latter gets lost in flurry of backyard parties and festive celebrations that take place over the holiday weekend. How do you encourage your kids to take part in this patriotic day while also acknowledging "Yay! Summer!"?

Simple. We'll get you started with our list of eight ways to celebrate Memorial Day with your kids"

-Bake red, white and blue Snowcone Cupcakes. (They look tough to make but it's not as hard as you think!)
-Create patriotic chalk mural on your driveway.
-Plant red, white and blue pansies or red poppies, a symbol of fallen soldiers, in your garden.
-Make a star-spangled cake.
-Participate in local Memorial Day events.
-Play patriotic balloon volleyball!
-Have a flag tag relay.
-Make patriotic pinwheels!

How do you get your kids involved in your Memorial Day celebrations?

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