It’s Memorial Day weekend, and we’ve rounded up plenty of fun activities and patriotic ways to spend the weekend as a family. From virtual visits of the USS Midway and the Kennedy Space Center to entertaining DIY home obstacle courses and outdoor art projects, read on for how to spice up the weekend.

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Kick-off the Weekend with a Kid-Friendly Explanation of Memorial Day
Read our brief history of Memorial Day with your kids. You can incorporate a short lesson of this meaningful holiday into your kiddo’s history lesson for the day.

Challenge Your Kids to an Awesome Home Obstacle Course
Kids climbing the walls at home? Take it up a notch further with our guide to creating 11 epic obstacle courses they’ll giggle all the way through.

Bake Up Some Memories
You may think you don’t have what it takes (ingredient-wise) to bake up some goodies in your kitchen, but with our handy guide to common baking substitutions, we’re pretty sure you can make some magic.

Make Creative Masterpieces in the Great Outdoors
Go beyond the sidewalk chalk and let your kids create even more art outside with these 10 outdoor art projects that are easy to clean up!

Explore the USS Midway Museum, from Home
Enjoy a unique virtual opportunity to explore America’s favorite aircraft carrier museum’s most popular spaces and exhibits. Listen to the award-winning audio tour, view a naval aircraft gallery and read amazing historical accounts of the USS Midway from the comfort of your home! Visit the Little Skippers page for fun, related activities for little ones.

To Outer Space & Beyond!
Visit the Kennedy Space Center online to explore a universe of topics, many that include an interactive, at-home activity. It’s sure to entertain and enlighten even the most amateur space enthusiast.

Take a Trip to Yesteryear with a Visit to Colonial Williamsburg
Immerse yourself in the sites of Colonial Williamsburg from anywhere in the world. Research underpins the entire Historic Area experience, from how buildings were reconstructed to what artifacts adorn their walls, and now you can explore those layers of knowledge virtually. Explore in 360 degrees, and be sure to click or tap on icons for more information.

Have a Celebrity Read a Bedtime Story to Your Kiddos
Take a break from reading bedtime stories by turning the ritual over to a pro. From Jennifer Garner to Danny Devito, here’s how to get a celebrity to lull your babes to sleep through stories.

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