Summer is winding down, and the school year is going into full swing. As beach- and bathing-suit weather turns into a backpack and sweater-weather, why not have one last hurrah to close out the season? Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to gather with your kids and have a blast before autumnal activities begin to take over the schedule.
But the question remains: What to do for the long Labor Day weekend? Pack up the car and head to the beach? Try to rent a last-minute lake house? What about hiking? Camping? Maybe something outdoors to squeeze out just a little more time in mother nature? Perhaps a trip to the city would be more relaxed?
5 At-Home Activities for Your Family Over Labor Day
While you can try any of those options, why not forgo the traffic and the hassle and have a Labor Day staycation at home? There’s no packing, no booking hotels, and it’s almost free. Plus there are still ways to entertain your kids while keeping it local during the long weekend.
Here are 5 of our tips for things to do with your kids over Labor Day:
Picnic at Home
One of the greatest pleasures of summer is dining al fresco. With almost minimal planning and just a few supplies, you and the family can have a lovely picnic. Find a blanket or sheet and your favorite food and drinks and find a beautiful spot outside.
Likewise, if the weather is unfavorable or you don’t have tons of outdoor space, set up your picnic inside on the floor. Trust us; your kids will love the new perspective on-at-home dining.
The drive-in movie is a summertime tradition that’s quickly disappearing. So this Labor Day weekend, pay tribute to this quintessential pastime and have a drive-in themed movie night at home. Pop up the popcorn and pop in your favorite movie. Take this night to the next level — project movies onto a wall inside or a sheet outside to get that drive-in vibe.
Cook with the Family
Use the grill while you still can! Before the season of stews and soups starts, get the whole family together to cook one last summer meal. For example, seafood, burgers, hot dogs, and corn on the cob are always a great seasonal choice. Don’t forget you can still do something a little more interactive for all ages like having a homemade pizza party where everyone picks the toppings for their pie.
Put away the smartphones and tablets, and break out the board games. Playing games with the family is an excellent way to bond (not to mention laugh a lot). However, you don’t even need to have proper board games! Play charades or almost everyone has a deck of cards lying around.
The three-day weekend might be an opportune moment to finish all of those crafts you’ve meant to do with the kids. Fall is just about here, so perhaps its time to make some decorations for all of the holidays that are just on the horizon. Another option is to try your hand at crocheting scarfs.
At-Home Activities for Your Family Over Labor Day
In conclusion, there are a ton of great options for at-home activities for your family over Labor Day. Above all, it’s all about spending time together and having a great Labor Day Weekend!