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Are you staying home this long weekend, with no plans in the calendar?

This May long weekend, plan some fun backyard activities or take on a few projects with your family.

Home Hardware has you covered with four creative ideas to make your long weekend memorable.

Get Gardening: Victoria Day marks the unofficial start of gardening season and growing your own vegetables and herbs is a great way to save some money and experience that garden-fresh taste. You can either build or buy a raised garden box, or if you have the space, dig up a sunny spot in your backyard. Once you decide which vegetables you want to grow, pick up some garden tools, and get to work.

Camp Out in the Backyard: If you can’t go camping this weekend, bring the camping to you! Set up a tent in the yard and grab a lantern and some sleeping bags. Of course, no camp-out is complete without a campfire and s’mores. This little staycation will feel like an exciting change of pace for the whole family.

2021 05 17 outdoor movie nightTake Movie Night Outdoors: All you need for this at-home version of a drive-in movie is a projector and screen, or a bed sheet and somewhere to hang it. The key for this activity is to get comfortable: you can relax on lawn chairs, cozy up on patio furniture, or get creative and fill an inflatable pool with blankets and pillows for maximum comfort. Make sure there’s lots of popcorn, and you’re all set!

Enjoy Backyard Birding: Whether you’re looking to make bird watching your newest hobby, or you just want a new activity for the kids, pick up a birdhouse kit or two from Home Hardware. These kits come with all the wood pieces precut, so assembly is quick and easy. Have fun with the project by painting the bird houses too. These little houses and the birds they attract are sure to brighten up your yard.

Game On: Bring the long weekend to life with a friendly competition. Gather a few different lawn games or sports the whole family can play and run a tournament. Washer toss and soccer are classics but as the weather warms up, a water fight or slide will keep everyone cool and entertained. Home Hardware has a variety of outdoor sport and game ideas you can take advantage of. 

Article and photos courtesy of Home Hardware. Home Hardware stores are open for online shopping and curbside pick-up.

 

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