Five Fun-Filled Memorial Day BBQ Activities for Kids

Memorial Day is just around the corner and it's time to gear up for some family fun and excitement. We know how important it is to keep little ones entertained during gatherings, so we've put together a list of 5 amazing activities that will ensure your Memorial Day barbecue is a hit with kids of all ages!

1. Craftikit Corner

Let's kick off the festivities with our very own Craftikit—an engaging craft kit designed to ignite your child's creativity! With Craftikit, your little ones can engage in a fun and educational activity while enjoying the outdoor ambiance of your cookout. Best of all, Craftikit comes with all the necessary supplies and easy-to-follow instructions for creating unique and memorable crafts. Whether it's making cute paper bag puppets or creating colorful tissue paper crafts, Craftikit will keep kids entertained for hours, allowing you to relax and enjoy the BBQ.

2. Backyard Scavenger Hunt

What better way to get the kids moving and exploring than with a backyard scavenger hunt? Create a list of nature-themed items for little ones to look for…colorful flowers, smooth pebbles, or even a feather. Give each child a small bag or basket to collect their treasures. Not only will they have a blast searching for hidden gems, but they'll also learn more about the natural world around them. And if you’re looking for a Memorial Day-themed hunt, check out this one from Food, Fun, Family that offers free printables!

3. Water Balloon Toss

When the weather starts to heat up, it's time to cool down with a classic water balloon toss! Fill up a bucket with water balloons and pair the kids up in teams of two. Start with team members standing a short distance apart and have the kids toss the water balloon back and forth without popping it. After each successful toss, take a step back to increase the challenge. The giggles and splashes are guaranteed to create a memorable experience for everyone!

4. Patriotic Face Tattoos

Skip the face paint and offer a face tattoo station at your barbecue. We love this set that comes with 124 tattoos for less than $7! They’re easier and faster to apply than an intricate face paint design…and don't forget to have a mirror handy so kids can admire their creations!

5. DIY Ice Cream Sundae Bar

Who can resist the temptation of a cool and creamy ice cream sundae on a sunny day? Create a DIY ice cream sundae bar that will satisfy every sweet tooth. Set up a table with different flavors of ice cream, an assortment of toppings like sprinkles, chocolate sauce, and chopped fruits, and let the kids unleash their creativity in making their own delicious dessert. It's a surefire way to keep them engaged and happy throughout the event!

There you have it—five fantastic activities to make your Memorial Day BBQ an absolute hit for the kids and create memories that will last a lifetime. Wishing you all a wonderful and joy-filled Memorial Day celebration!


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