It is appropriate on Memorial Day to show respect and appreciation for the brave soldiers who gave their lives for their country. We should teach children about the holiday’s meaning and demonstrate how to commemorate the occasion. There is a national moment of reflection at 3 p.m. across the country but before and after that time, you may need some games to keep the guests entertained. Kids can easily find something to do but what about the adults? Maybe these three ideas will inspire you.
Play Patriotic Trivia Games
What a fun way to pass the time! Quiz your guests on their knowledge of American history. You’ll need a few things before you get started, including pencils and a printed list of trivia questions. You could skip the pencils and lists and divide the guests into two groups and have a contest to see who answers the most questions.
Do a little research beforehand. Visit websites like History or Fun Trivia and create a list of questions. You probably need 20 to 30 questions for a good game. Award a prize to the winner!
Fly Some American Kites
Before your guests arrive, purchase several kites with an American flair. Have a contest to see who can fly the kites the highest or the longest. Sounds simple, but it is so much fun!
Run a Race
Pair them up and watch the races!
- Sack races: Gather old pillowcases or flour sacks and have a sack race.
- Wheelbarrow race: One person is the wheelbarrow, the other person is the handles. Race the wheelbarrow across the finish line.
- Three-legged race: You need some rope for this game but that’s about it. Pair up teams and have them stand next to one another. Tie their inside legs together and have them race across the finish lines.
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