5 Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day

Kick off the unofficial start of summer with fun and creative activities this Memorial Day weekend. 

To help you get into the patriotic spirit, we’ve rounded up some KIWI favorites to keep you and your family happy and healthy.

Get Patriotic with DIY Sidewalk Chalk

Create your own eco-friendly sidewalk chalk and make a patriotic masterpiece on the sidewalk. Let your little ones paint a mural, scribble a thank you message to veterans, and mark the holiday with stars and stripes. Click here to learn how to “Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk.”

Decorate with Red, White, and Blue Crafts

Creating star-spangled decorations is a fun way to dress up your home for Memorial Day. With fun shaped red, white, and blue “Veggie Stamps” your kids can deck-out any tote, canvas, or fabric. “Party with a Pop” by upcycling old newspapers, magazines, and toilet paper tubes or “Craft Stained Glass Lanterns” to patriotically light up your home.

Insider Mom Tip: Reuse some of the decorations for the 4th of July! 

Safely Grill Up a Delicious Dinner

Head outdoors and fire up the grill to create a delicious meal for the whole family. Whip up “Grilled Corn on the Cob with Chili Lime Dairy Free Butter” and pair it with “Citrus and Herb Chicken Thighs” for a summery main before enjoying a refreshing dessert of “Grilled Pineapple and Mango with Pureed Raspberries.” The options are endlessly delicious! 

While cooking, make sure to follow these “7 Tips for Safer Grilling” 

Plant a Garden

With Memorial Day marking the unofficial start of summer, it’s time to get gardening! Whether you are looking to plant vegetables, perennials, or annuals, involving your kids in the process is a great way to get them outdoors while teaching them about healthy eating, science, and more. Get Growing!

Watch the National Memorial Day Concert 

On the eve of Memorial Day, enjoying uplifting musical performances, documentary footage, and dramatic readings in remembrance and appreciation of those who have served in the military. Watch the National Memorial Day Concert on PBS, Sunday, May 29, at 8 p.m. EST.