MDW looks a little different in the COVID era. With some beaches still closed or operating on a limited capacity and most of our travel plans canceled, families in the U.S. are probably looking at a smaller scale backyard celebration this Memorial Day. 

Even though you can’t get your friends and extended family together for the long weekend, you can still create some fun experiences you’ll remember for a lifetime. We’ve rounded up the best outdoor toys, family games, and creative activities that the whole family will love.

Our picks not only include everything you need for the perfect splash session, but also some great board games to play inside on cool nights. Get competitive, stay active, and show off your creative skills with all the fun things in store!

Make this MDW all about play — we promise, you won’t regret it! And don’t forget: these toys and games are best coupled with a cheeseburger.