Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for members of the United States armed forces who have died in war. There are many activities online that can help your child both to stay busy and to understand the patriotic nature of Memorial Day. There are craft and printable activities for children of all ages, and activities about the U.S. armed forces and various wars that would be acceptable for older kids.
Kids’ Memorial Day Activities on FamilyEducation.com
There are many free Memorial Day printable activities for kids on the FamilyEducation.com website. Printable Memorial Day Activities include Symbols of the United States, 50 Stars and 13 Stripes, a Patriotic Book, The Pledge of Allegiance printable, an American Flag printable, a Memorial Day Word Fill-in activity and a Patriotic Hat. You must register for a free account on FamilyEducation.com to download the free Memorial Day printable activities. The printables are in PDF format, so you will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer.
Kids’ Memorial Day Activities on Kaboose.com
You can find several Memorial Day craft activities on Kaboose.com. They include an American Flag Fan, a Suncatchers American Flag and an American Flag Wall Hanging. Kaboose.com also has links to Memorial Day activities on other sites. There is a link to a Memorial Day Word Search Puzzle, the PBS National Memorial Day Concert as well as links to sites with information about wars, veterans and war memorials.
Kids’ Memorial Day Activities on TheTeachersCorner.com
If you’re a teacher who’s planning Memorial Day activities for your class, you’ll find plenty to keep your kids busy on TeachersCorner.net. Printable Memorial Day activities include a Memorial Day Word Search, Word Scramble, Crossword Puzzle, Match-up Worksheets and other printable worksheets. You can easily customize these Memorial Day activities to suit your class and lesson plan. There are also links to other students’ Memorial Day activities that are organized by grade.
Kids’ Memorial Day Activities on EnchantedLearning.com
EnchantedLearning.com has several Memorial Day craft activities that are easy to make. They include printable craft templates that you can use as a guide for the projects. The Memorial Day craft activities on this site include a Star Wreath, a Craft Stick Flag, a Patriotic Pinwheel, a Star Wreath, a Patriotic Pebble, a Patriotic Wind Sock, Patriotic Pots and a Five-Pointed Star. There are additional Memorial Day activities such as a Color the U.S. Flag activity, as well as patriotic activities about the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Navy and Symbols of the USA. Some of the activities require a paid membership to the EnchantedLearning.com website.
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