Kids Activities Memorial Day

Memorial Day Crafts and Activities for Kids

Celebrate Memorial Day when we honor those who have died serving in the military with one of these cute memorial day crafts and engaging memorial day activities. Use these memorial day crafts for kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd gradae, and 4th graders too.

Celebrate Memorial Day when we honor those who have died serving in the military with one of these cute memorial day crafts and engaging memorial day activities. Use these memorial day crafts for kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd gradae, and 4th graders too.

Memorial day crafts for preschoolers

Memorial Day is an important holiday to share with your kids. The holiday became official on May 5, 1868, and it’s now celebrated nationwide on the last Monday in May.  Memorial Day is the day we honor those who have died serving in the U.S. military. Many families visit memorials and cemeteries to honor their own family and friends who made that ultimate sacrifice. So it’s important so share this special holiday with our kids and teach them to honor our military. Add some of these Memorial Day activities and fun memorial day craft ideas to your family celebration. I’ve even included some easy patriotic recipes kids can make and some books about Memorial Day! These easy memorial day crafts are perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students too.

Memorial Day Crafts for Kids

Memorial day crafts for kids

There are so many fun crafts for memorial day to make with your kids. These memorial day crafts for preschoolers and activities for memorial day to keep kids busy not only all week, but as a fun memorial day theme for your classroom or homeschool too.

Memorial day crafts for toddlers

Memorial day crafts

Easy memorial day crafts

us presidents coloring pagesIt is important to teach children about how we elect the president of the United States of America. This simple, no prep Voting for Kids reader will help pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. This printable election book is perfect for preparing children for November elections! These free U.S. Presidents Worksheets are a great way for children to practice and improve their knowledge of the Presidents of the United States as well as work on their research and handwriting skills. This history for kids activity is perfect for kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade kids learning about American history, preparing for Presidential Elections for kids, or celebrating Presidents Day. american symbols for kids worksheets

United States Lesson for Kids

Help children learn about the great country of the United States with these free printables and resources:

us states i spy worksheets patriotic symbols worksheets

Memorial day activities for preschoolers

Kids will love learning about the USA for Kids with these free printable United States of America for Kids Books to color, read, and learn!  We've included lots of interesting facts and information, american flag printable, map with major cities, common foods, bald eagle, famous landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, and so much more! Download pdf file with United States of for kids printable book and get ready to have fun learning!  Ribbon Fireworks Craft FREE Printable 50 Us States coloring pages

Memorial day art projects

Colonial America for Kids American Revolution for Kids Learn all about the Sixties for kids with this American History for Kids reader for kids to color and learn! Learn about life in the 1960s with elementary age students from pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students.  Simply download pdf file with 1960s for kids for kids to learn about life in the 60s while having fun coloring the cute pictures and learning about the birth of 'Smiley,' Barbie, and lava lamps.

 American History for Kids

Dive into American History with these fun, hands-on and engaging homeschool history include not only clever activities to make history fun and memorable, but FREE printable worksheets and games too!
  • Native Americans for Kids – explore various tribes as you create free printable book, make PVC tent, totem poles, Indian fry bread, husk dolls, recreate an archeological dig with arrow heads, and more!
  • Colonial America for Kids takes kids on a journey back to the first settlers in America – eat Gruel, make a Wattle & Daub house, create a tin lantern, write with a quill, make simple Johnny Cakes, make you own marbles, create traditional silhouette art projects, and more.
  • American Revolution for Kids.  In 4 units your students will learn what events lead up to the American Revolution and famous figures will making dragon pistols, roll their own cartridges, working spy cipher, cold feet activity.
  • What was the Westward Expanion?  History comes alive as they learn about the Oregon trail, pony express, gold rush, transcontinental railroad, and more with printables and activities like making a covered wagon, homemade crackers, how to square dance, pan for gold, and make a railroad project.
  • Civil War for Kids We have recommendations for mapping and visiting famous battle sights nearby, printable civil war board game, make an informative emergent reader, create a flip book or people students should know, and complete some free printable Civil War worksheets.
  • Learn about US States for Kids – state coloring pages, president coloring pages, state report forms, states and capital printables, and so much more!
  • Rosa Parks for Kids Printable Reader to Color and Learn
  • Titanic StudyGlacier or Iceberg Activity, and Continents and Oceans Printables
  • Martin Luther King Jr for Kids Printable Reader to Color and Learn (or Martin Luther King Jr Study)
  • Titanic for Kids Reader to Color and Learn
  • Learn about the Roaring 1920s for Kids – Printable Book to Read, Color, and Learn
  • 1930s for Kids – Printable Book about the Golden age of Hollywood, Great Depression for Kids and more to read, color, and learn
  • Life in the 1940s America for Kids Reader
  • Anne Frank for Kids Printable Reader to read, color, and learn about this Jewish girl who lived behind the wall in Holland during World War 2
  • 1950s for Kids Reader to Color, Learn and read about what life was like in America in 1950
  • Life in the 1960s for Kids Printable book to read, color and learn about life in the 1960s
Memorial Day Crafts for Kids

Memorial day activities for kids

Once you’ve picked out your favorite memorial day crafts for toddlers, don’t forget to add a few fun sweets and treats to your Memorial Day fun! Here are ten fabulous and easy recipes that you and your kids can make together:

  1. Homemade Jell-O Pudding Pops from Saving Dollars and Sense
  2. Patriotic Pretzels from The Real Thing with the Coake Family
  3. Strawberry Blueberry Pound Cake Trifle from Saving Dollars and Sense
  4. American Pinwheel Cookie Pops from Two Kids and a Coupon
  5. USA Monster Cookies from The Preschool Tool Box
  6. Patriotic Firecracker Fruit Kabobs from Mission: to Save
  7. Memorial Day Chocolate Dipped Oreos from Saving Dollars and Sense
  8. Patriotic Yogurt Parfait from B-Inspired Mama
  9. Fruit Flavored Watermelon Stars from JDaniel4’s Mom
  10. Patriotic Snow Cones from Simplee Thrifty

Memorial Day Books for Kids

Learn more about Memorial Day with these books:

Which of these memorial day art projects are you going to try first?

 DIY Lava Lamp - super easy way to make your own lava lamp with simple things you have around your house. This homemade lava lamp is such a fun science project for kids of all ages to sneak in some summer learning. This science experiment is for toddlers, preschoolers, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and kids of all ages at home, homeschool, summer camps, classroom, etc. Looking for a really fun and memorable science experiment for kids? You will love these EPIC pop rocks experiment. Try this pop rocks science experiment with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students to try a simple chemical reaction. This Whether you try this pop rocks science experiments for homeschool science, at a science birthday party, or as part of a summer science project - this is a MUST try,  really cool science experimentkids will LOVE. Take your homemade playdough to a whole new level of FUN with this amazing Color Changing Playdough recipe. This is sure to be a hit with toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade children alike.  These super EASY to make marshmallow shooters are a must for your summer bucket list. This summer activity for kids is not only fun, but it is actually a STEM activity for kids too! Students assemble, tweak, and design this simple marshmallow cannon to try to get the most distance they can. THis is such a simple, but fun summer activities your preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and elementary age students in first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grdae, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students will want to try over summer break!

Summer Fun

Looking for more outdoor activities for kids and things to do in the summer? Your toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and elementary age kids will love these fun ideas to keep them busy all summer long:

This craft using egg shell is a fun simple summer craft for kids that uses things you have laying around your house. Kids will love giving their egg head craft personality, watching their hair grow, and giving their egg craft a haircut! This diy chia pet is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students! Plus this spring activities for preschoolers science is the perfect addition to a planting seeds with preschoolers activity for your plants and seeds lesson plan! Kids are going to love this really fun Frozen Rainbow Eruptions science activity where kids will make beautiful rainbows as they create a chemical reaction! This baking soda and vinegar experiment! This rainbow activities for preschoolers usese a couple simple materials for a mesmerizing, colorful preschool summer activity! Use this rainbow science with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders. Beautiful summer craft for kids using flowers EPIC Bubble Painting - kids of all ages will love this fun summer art project where they will make a bubble craft by blowing bubbles. Recipe included for this fun to make, easy, summer activity for kids!

Summer Activities for Kids

Edible Ice Cream Playdough Recipe - amazing 2 ingredient playdough recipe perfect for toddler, preschool, kindergarten and kids of all ages for an ice cream thing, kids activity, or summer bucket list #playdough #playdoughrecipes #icecream This vinegar and baking soda rocket is an out-of-this-world fun AND educational summer activity for kids! Preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students will enjoy making the baking soda rocket. This how to make a bottle rocket project is one of those really cool science projects your kids will remember forever!  EASY Stained Glass Craft for Kids - this fun art project is great for kids of all ages from toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, elementary age age and families to make to bright their front door or a window up with a spring craft for kids. You will love this art project

Fun Summer Activities for Kids

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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