Kids Activities Memorial Day

20 Memorial Day Activities for Kids

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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. Take some time to celebrate with your family and add a few of these fun Memorial Day Activities.

20 Memorial Day Activities for Kids that are perfect for helping kids celebrate Memorial Day in May. #memorialday #kidsactivities

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 to your family celebration. I’ve even included some easy patriotic recipes kids can make and some books about Memorial Day!

Memorial Day Activities

Memorial Day Crafts for Kids
  1. Lego American Flag from Little Bins for Little Hands
  2. Patriotic Slime from Little Bins for Little Hands
  3. Patriotic Crayon Salt Dough from Sugar Aunts
  4. Patriotic Preschool Worksheets from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
  5. Patriotic Necklace from Buggy and Buddy
  6. Patriotic Wand from Buggy and Buddy
  7. Fireworks Craft from Val Event Gal
  8. Red, White & Blue Goopy Dough from Sugar Aunts
  9. Memorial Day Poppy Craft from The Preschool Tool Box
  10. Memorial Day Sand Play from There’s Just One Mommy
  11. Fine Motor Straw Flat Sticky Tray from Modern Preschool
  12. American Flag Optical Illusion from The Jenny Evolution
  13. Memorial Day Activities from Every Star is Different
  14. Patriotic Lantern from Kids Activities Blog
  15. Popsicle Stick Vases from Cutesy Crafts
  16. American Flag Bead Pin from Rock-A-Bye Parents
  17. DIY Patriotic Wands, Flags and Sparklers from 100 Directions
  18. USA Star DIY Pencil Topper from Easy Peasy and Fun
  19. Memorial Day Red Poppy Craft from Carrots are Orange
  20. Montessori-Inspired Memorial Day Activities from Living Montessori Now
Memorial Day Crafts for Kids

Memorial Day Treats

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. Patriotic Pinwheel Cookie Pops from Two Kids and a Coupon
  5. Patriotic Monster Cookies from The Preschool Tool Box
  6. Patriotic Firecracker Fruit Kabobs from Mission: to Save
  7. Patriotic 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:

How are you planning to celebrate Memorial Day with your family? Leave me a comment and tell me about your Memorial Day plans!

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 - and

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