Memorial Day is an important day of the year. This is one of the patriotic holidays that the United States observes. This particular day is significant because it’s one we observe to honor those who have lost their lives serving their country. These individuals have made the ultimate sacrifice. While they deserve more than one day of the year, it is extra important to remember them on this day. These Memorial Day Activities can help children learn about and understand the importance of this national holiday.
Memorial Day Printable Activities
The activities in this Memorial Day printable pack are helpful for introducing what Memorial Day is and also developing other skills.
Color The Flag
This printable page has two different parts. In the first part, you color the US flag. The flag is the symbol of our country and what the soldiers fought to protect. Children will learn the different colors of the flag and which ones go where.
The second part of this page is filling in the missing letters. The letters answer three different questions. This is great for short term memory development, scanning and more.
Memorial Day Counting
In the Memorial Day counting section there are 5 different sections with different symbols that correlate with the holiday. This includes war medals, a bugle, flags, dog tags, and poppies. All of these symbols are important to Memorial Day. This activity is helpful for 1:1 correspondence, number formation and counting.
Tracing is an important prewriting activity. It develops the correct pencil grip, handwriting skills and more. The words that are traced are flag, poppy, veterans, soldier, and cemetery.
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In this matching activity, children will be matching identical pictures to each other. There are two columns, with four different pictures in each. They are a soldier, flag, eagle and a bronze star medal.
Thank You Letter
Memorial Day is not necessarily supporting soldiers and veterans. But there is no reason why kids can’t write a thank you letter to them. This template gives children a template to say Thank You to veterans or soldiers they may know.
You may also like our Fizzy Flag Sensory Activity.
Did you know that poppy flowers are significant for Memorial Day? The Poppy signifies Military Remembrances. Poppies are used as a symbol around the world to remember those who died in military service. Poppy wreaths are left on graves as a reminder. The circular shape represents eternity, continuity and the circle of life.
The significance of Memorial Day can be discussed while children are completing these activities.