At Wanderwild, we believe in cultivating simple celebrations, joyful moments, and sweet memories for our families. We always say, it doesn’t have to be complicated to become a wonderful memory. Today we are bringing you 8 simple ideas for honoring the meaning of Memorial Day alongside your families. It is a day to pause, respect, remember and honor those who have lost their lives serving in the United States military. May we always remember the great sacrifices made for our freedoms.
1 \ Red, White + Blue Pinwheels. With just a few supplies and 15 minutes, you’ll have something festive to decorate your table, line your sidewalk or better yet, be #wildwithheart and stick one in each of your neighbors yards.
2 \ Make a Tin Can Windsock. Upcycle whatever materials you have around your house - cups, cans, ribbon, crepe paper, construction paper, to make this sweet windsock to remind your family of our brave servicemen and women.
3 \ Honoring Memorial Day Printable by Wanderwild. This printable enables kids to express gratitude to our service men and women, including those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
4 \ Grilled Veggie Kabobs. Our kids go nuts over anything on a stick (er, skewer), so while we’ve got the grill fired up we’ll be serving some nutritious grilled veggies for dinner. We love how versatile these are - use any veggies you love and happen to have in the fridge. Be sure to get your kids involved in the assembly. Bonus: The skewers can double as supplies for your pinwheels.
It’s grilling season! Nothing says America, like a good old classic Cheeseburger.
Click over to Wanderwild's Turtle Tunes Spotify Playlist for some fun and festive music to add to your day.
7 \ Patriotic Mason Jar Trifles. Coined the "Easiest Recipe Ever!” We love this first, because it’s delicious! But second, because it’s a great recipe for kids to make with you.
8 \ Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops, By Jill Biden
Read a specially selected bedtime story to remember the meaning of this important day.