Memorial Day is a designated holiday in the United States where soldiers and people who served in the military are remembered for their duty to their countries. Some families may have a relative or family friend that they honor by visiting their memorial sight in the nation’s capital, but throw in taking a long road trip with your children and it could turn into a difficult task. This article will show various ways to entertain children during this Memorial Day weekend.
Great music can change the vibe at any time, and it’s a good way to incorporate the whole family to a sing along. I suggest you keep the soundtracks of your children’s favorite movies handy so it’ll keep their attention for a mile or two. If CD’s or cassette tapes are not applicable then use common songs such as “The Wheels On the Bus.”
In this modern society technology is a big part so if you have a tablet or portable computer then bring these along and pop in a movie that your children adore.
In car games like “I Spy” or “My Car” can be fun that each family member can get involved in. One of the prime things that you should do is something that includes not only your children, but also your spouse. An environment that makes everyone feel welcomed to participate makes a car ride that much better and a holiday that much more worth the while.
Before technology cards were always the primary use for entertainment. There are countless games to be played with cards and in some cases you can even make your own up.
Bring plenty of snacks in case your children are hungry. Anyone and everyone will get hungry on a long trip anywhere and people love to try various foods at big events.
Most important is to give your child attention. This attention will keep them busy even if it’s merely a back and forth conversation where your children ask why.
It’s important to keep children entertained because it keeps them calm and prevents distractions. This Memorial Days weekend enjoy the experience and share it with your children. Tell them what happened and why you are all paying respect. Take the time to instill this type of information in your children so they can pass it on.