Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day Resources

A few ideas for learning about this very important day and the men and women who gave so much for us...

We will probably do a simple craft, and we'll call my Grandfather, who was in the Army in WWII, to thank him for his service to our country.

Currclick is offering this free Memorial Day Holiday Helper. Among other things, it includes instructions for making red paper poppies, which looks like a fun project.

This site has some beautiful photos and information about poppies.

On this page you will find a free Memorial Day E-book compliments of Parenting Zoo and Dine Without Whine. It contains patriotic recipes and other fun activities. Also on that same page you'll find more free e-books for other occasions.

Fabulous Fireworks - These are made with a doilie and tempera paint. They look easy and really pretty too.

Memorial Day windsocks

History of Memorial Day

Enchanted Learning has several craft ideas and other activities.

Apples4theTeacher has some good informational links and activities.

Veterans in My Family - gives ideas for making a little tribute to the veterans in your family. It suggests interviewing them, which is something we've done with my Grandfather. I think it is so important for our children to hear first-hand from the older generations what it means to sacrifice for your country.

Abcteach has some puzzles, acrostics, coloring sheets and other activities.

Patriotic Plantings - This is a pretty flower arrangement that I hope to plant sometime this summer.

Patriotic Crafts from Family Fun - Family Fun is one of my go-to sites for neat holiday crafts.

Hope you find something here to include in your Memorial Day festivities!


  1. Thanks for some good ideas! We (the co-op) are actually on school vacation tomorrow, but we (Kiwi and I) will be doing some school here at home, anyway. I like the idea of calling "your family serviceman"... I think I will have her call her grandpa, who was 20+ years in the Navy.

  2. What a nice list of resources. I planned to at least read some patriotic poetry, but ended up sick and forgot to do anything. :( My husband took my son to the memorial service in town though. He said I would have cried. I'm sure he's right. We are so blessed with liberty!


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