If you’re like me, you’re too busy to plan for holidays far in advance.  Work and family gets in the way and then next thing you know there’s a 3 day weekend and you need to somehow keep your kid occupied.

Well, have no fear.  We spend hours scouring content on Pinterest to find you the perfect activities and recipes so you can have a foolproof Memorial Day, all while maintaining your sanity.

Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails has a recipe for red, white and blue play dough that is very festive.  You could even add more American props to really get your child in the spirit.


If you’re feeling hungry, A Mom’s Take created a healthy and fun looking smoothie  using fruit and yogurt to give it some patriotic flair.


Growing a Jeweled Rose created a patriotic goop in case messy play is more your speed.  This goop recipe uses Pop Rocks to enhance the sensory play element.


Are you freaking out because you don’t have anything prepared for the weekend BBQ?  This blog has 25 last minute recipes that are sure to give you inspiration.


Let us know how you’re spending Memorial Day this year by leaving us a comment.