Everyone loves a good three day weekend, but when your extra day off is Memorial Day, it takes more effort than enjoying another day of Disney movies. And if you have a little one, having an idea of what to do with your kid on Memorial Day can promise that they'll always see the day as something special and know why they celebrate it.
Originally a day created to celebrate all those who died in the Civil War, Memorial Day later became a celebration to remember all of those whose lives were lost defending this country. It's an incredibly important day for America, but it's also equally important for your kids. Although Memorial Day is a great way to enjoy a three day weekend, it's so much more than that and deserves the recognition. No matter how old your children are, they can have a conversation with you about what it means to be in the armed forces, about the sacrifices military members (and their families) make, and how important is to recognize all that they have done for your freedom.
But the day doesn't have to be too somber. There are 11 things here that you can do with your kids on Memorial Day, and all of them have a vein of gratitude and remembrance running through them for our military members.