Memorial Day is a day of remembrance, it’s also a time to enjoy the company of family and friends, and celebrate our nation’s freedom. Here are some activities for how to discuss Memorial Day with Kids.
What is Memorial Day?
When your kids ask, “What is Memorial Day?” be prepared to give them the proper answer. Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have lost their lives in our nation’s service.
Memorial Day was officially proclaimed by General John Logan on May 5, 1868 and was observed later that month on May 30 when flowers were placed on the graves of both Union and Confederate soldiers who were buried at Arlington Cemetery.
Teaching the meaning of Memorial Day to your children can be a challenge. We want our children to understand why this holiday means so much to our country’s history and our military families.
The simplest thing you can do to honor this holiday with your children is to spend time talking to them about what Memorial Day means to you.
Take the day to talk and reflect on those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Another way is to spend time learning about patriotism and why we celebrate our nation’s freedom. There is a reason why so many have given the ultimate sacrifice… it’s for the honor of our country, The United States of America.
Building a sense of pride is important!
- Honor and Respect
- Visit and Pay Tribute
- Celebrate with a Parade
- Recognize our Heroes
- Educate with History
- Create with Crafts
- Break Bread Together
- Make a Soldier’s Day
Memorial Day Activities for Kids
- Edible Flag Snack
- Patriotic Activities for Kids
- Water Color an America Flag
- American Symbols Packet
- Handprint Flag
- Handprint and Footprint Flag
- Patriotic Preschool Pack
- Flag Craft
- Medal of Honor
- Memorial Day Crafts & Worksheets
- The Real Meaning of Memorial Day
- Memorial Day Lesson Plans and Activities
- Red and White Pinwheels
- Paper Poppies
- Memorial Day Puzzles for Kids
- Patriotic Preschool Activities
- 10 Ways to Encourage Patriotism in Kids
Do you have a special soldier that you’re remembering today?