The long weekend is on the horizon and everyone’s looking to keep the summer vibes going. We’ve got some fun days planned so that all you have to do is play! Our weekend guide has easy eats for the busy days and loads of activities to get you out and about. Pick just a morning’s activity or a whole day, and you are guaranteed to make memories galore.


Start your weekend off with some no-stress eats. We've got 15 kid-friendly options from toad in a hole to peanut butter toast with apples and honey that will start your day off right and keep the kitchen mess to a minimum.

Your Morning Activity
Looking for some feel-good fun? Kick off the weekend by teaching a lesson in kindness with one of these good deeds or random acts of kindness. These simple acts show kids how a small gesture can truly brighten someone else's day. Bonus: you'll feel pretty good in the end as well!

Make use of all your local farmer's market produce by busting out the blender for some drool-worth summer popsicles like coconut mixed berry or strawberry lemonade. Then, celebrate the end of the work and school week with one of these mocktails, perfect for a kid-friendly holiday celebration. Cheers!

Your Afternoon Fun
Go green! Step out into your backyard or neighborhood park and see what's growing. While you're there, see how many creepy crawly critters you can find with this printable bug scavenger hunt. You can even try out your green thumb with one of these gardening projects like the oh-so-cute LEGO mini planter boxes.

Friday nights are the perfect time to track down your favorite local food trucks. These gatherings of gastronomic goods are great for kids as they offer loads of options from fried chicken to sushi to Thai tacos. Some even include music and games to keep the kids entertained while you enjoy your lobster roll under the fading summer sun.

photo: Carol Norquist, NGC Chair

How will you spend this long weekend? Share your plans below!

—Kate Loweth