The upcoming holiday allows many of us an extra day to be home with family and friends. Here are some fun activities to do with your children to help celebrate Memorial Day. If your town is having a parade, (I know that our town does,) here is a quick, easy and fun way to display the American flag in windows or on cozy coupes, wagons or tricycles! Since picnics are also customary for Memorial Day, how about an easy recipe for a healthy, All American Parfet!
Here is a list of what you will need to make your flag:
- construction paper (white, red and blue)
- silver star stickers (no more than 50!)
- scissors and a glue stick
I used one piece of white construction paper as the background for my flag. On the red paper, I marked 1″ lines which will form my stripes. I made 5 stripes. Using the blue paper, I cut a rectangle 3″x4.5″. An adult might be needed to cut the construction paper, however, if your child can use child scissors, it is great practice if cutting lines are drawn. Using the silver stars, decorate the blue paper sticking stars in lines. Depending on the size of the stars, you might or might not be able to get all 50 on! Now it is time to assemble your flag! Take a red “stripe” and apply the glue stick to the back. Attach it to the bottom of the piece of white paper. Keep adding stripes about 1″ apart which will allow your last red stripe to be at the top of the paper. Apply the glue stick to the back of the blue paper and attach to the upper left corner, aligning the bottom of the blue paper with the bottom of the second stripe from the top. Now everyone can show their patriotism with their unique American flag.
Here is a list of what you will need for your All American Parfet:
- Vanilla yogurt
- Red and blue berries (strawberries, raspberries, pitted cherries, blueberries, blackberries)
- Clear glass or cup
This is easy and as much fun for kids to assemble as it is to eat! Just layer the ingredients in the cup or glass. Begin with berries and alternate with the yogurt.. Here’s where you can be creative! Mix the berries or layer them by color, add granola or even some whipped cream! Anyway to make these, they will be a “patriotic” dessert that everyone will enjoy!