Last Updated on March 11, 2024

Happy Labor Day!

I encourage you to use this Labor Day as an opportunity to make a fun memory with your children.  Do something out of the ordinary and unexpected—be a silly mom!

  • Prepare flying family flapjacks—don’t serve them on plates, but toss them to the kiddos and they have to catch them with their plates.
  • Challenge your children to a game of hide-and-go-seek.
  • Enjoy a hairbrush microphone singing contest.
  • Have a picnic at a park, in your yard, or even in your living room.
  • Play a board game.
  • Make orange juice floats (vanilla ice cream and OJ—yum!).
  • Teach them how to speak pig Latin.
  • Have a family dance-off.
  • Pull out some old photos and tell them stories about your childhood or what they were like when they were babies.
  • Have everyone wear their clothes inside out.

Okay, stop reading and go have some fun! If you try one of these ideas, leave a comment and tell us what your kiddos thought.

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  1. Rebecca W. says:

    Our family planned to go to a farm out of town today for the holiday. We followed the directions given and never found the place. However, we ended up at a historical park/landmark that I had visited as a child several times for family reunions. We enjoyed a quiet picnic lunch – there was nobody there! Then we explored the trails and landmarks. We found an armadillo! It was a serendipity day!

  2. Oh WOW! How fun, I think it's amazing that what you "planned" didn't happen but God had a whole different memory making experience for you! Thanks for sharing! We went kayaking, hiking, biking at a state park – great memories were made for us as well! Keep it up Silly/Fun Mom! Blessings, Tracey 🙂

  3. Janel Breitenstein says:

    Great ideas! I’m sure my kids will love these!