4 Fun And Festive Memorial Day Activities For the Family

Memorial Day is just around the corner, and this morning I had the privilege of heading back to Fox 45 in Baltimore to share a few ways to make the most of this holiday. So if you haven’t completed your holiday plans, here are 4 quick, fun and festive Memorial Day activities for the family.

#1 – Make festive foods

Make colorful and festive foods like berry skewers or a fruit salad. In this case (thank you Pinterest), we made berry skewers in the shape of the American flag (using blueberries, marshmallows and raspberries), as well as a blueberry/raspberry mis sprinkled with coconut flakes. Super easy and it took the kids maybe 10 min to do with only a little help/direction from mommy.

Moms N Charge - Fox 45 Memorial Day berry skewers

#2 – Sip family-friendly beverages

  • Colorful drinks make everything better! Enjoy colorful, bubbly beverages – see if you can grab them in red, white and blue to make it even more festive
  • We love adding fresh fruit because it’s fun and healthy. Or, you can simply just pour it over ice…nothing like a good, ice cold drink during the summer months.

#3 – Play with Made in the U.S.A. toys

  • Find toys made in the USA. These toys are not only eco-friendly but also eco-awesome!
  • Get creative…sometimes the best creativity can be shown by simply using household items like paper towel tubes and cereal boxes
  • The kids had so much fun with these new YOXO toys!

Christine St.Vil - Moms N Charge - YOXO

#4 – Send letters/cards to soldiers

Memorial Day is a great opportunity to teach kids about the true meaning of Memorial Day. So this year, we decided to create/decorate cards to mail to those in the military.

  • Show your appreciation for those in the armed forces by sending cards and letters to soldiers

Check out the full clip (with a close up of the toys and the letters to the soldiers) below:

*I was given a free set of the YOXO toys in order to showcase them during this Fox 45 interview. As always, all opinions are my own.

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    May 20, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    you are so camera ready. Like seriously, they should have you on weekly! I love the Made in the USA toy. Will definitely have to check that out.
    And yes to Popsicles! My summer go too.
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      Christine St.Vil
      May 21, 2015 at 12:31 PM

      Aww thanks so much MJ!!! I’ll be sure to send this comment over to them, and put this bug in their ear 😉 And yes, gotta love popsicles in the summer 😉

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    Michellette "MimiCuteLips" Green
    May 20, 2015 at 8:34 PM

    Great ideas, I love the marshmallow and fruit skewers. So simple yet so festive. My kids were eyeballing those toys over my shoulder. They look like good creative fun and I totally love that they are made in the USA.

    Great job girl, you are a regular.
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      Christine St.Vil
      May 21, 2015 at 12:36 PM

      Thanks Mimi! These skewers were so incredibly simple to make, and the kids were so excited about the flag aspect. LOL at the kids eyeballing the toys over your shoulder. I love how you can make the “hero” that comes in the box or simply make your own creations.

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    Camesha | Mama Motivator
    May 21, 2015 at 1:01 AM

    Great job!I love the fruit skewers. That a really cute idea. I keep saying I’m going to send something to soldiers. I need to jump on that.
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      Christine St.Vil
      May 21, 2015 at 12:37 PM

      Thanks so much Camesha! It’s something I’ve had on my “to-do” list too, so I’m glad we finally got to cross it off 🙂

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    Nicole Brewer
    May 21, 2015 at 5:34 AM

    Looks like you had a blast. I didn’t celebrate the holiday being abroad, but its great to see the festive foods :-).
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      Christine St.Vil
      May 21, 2015 at 1:49 PM

      Thanks Nicole! The holiday weekend is coming up so we are definitely looking forward to it. But I’m sure being abroad is probably even more exciting 🙂

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    May 21, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    Awesome Ideas.. Those fruits are actually on sale..lol. I may just grab some this weekend. I love the idea of writing letter to the soldiers. Do you know where we can send them to? I am all about teaching my children new things and FUN is always a great way to go. Thank you for your article.
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    May 21, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    You look great Christine! You’re a natural. These skewers are super cute. I’ll have to try making the flag. Very creative!
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      Christine St.Vil
      June 1, 2015 at 12:32 AM

      Y’all are making me blush! LOL Thanks so much Adanna! Gotta love Pinterest! So many easy and fun things to do with the kiddos 🙂

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    Julian @BoldFearless1j
    May 22, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Love this segment! I think I’m sending Nana to you from now on for the holidays 🙂
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      Christine St.Vil
      June 1, 2015 at 12:33 AM

      LMBO! Good, then she will be responsible for the carrying out of said crafts 🙂

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    May 23, 2015 at 10:57 AM

    Look at you! That’s so awesome. Wonderful tips too. Yoxo is a hit with the kids.
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      Christine St.Vil
      June 1, 2015 at 12:34 AM

      Thank you Stacie! I had never heard of YOXO until I googled “toys made in the USA”. I’m so glad I discovered them, they are pretty cool 🙂

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