One of my favorite things to do with kids is create STEM activities for kids around holidays and other fun events throughout the year. Memorial Day is no exception. These patriotic activities for kids can be used to help kids learn the importance of the holiday.
Learning addition facts is boring if you’re just using flash cards, but if you use stars, suddenly, it’s a lot more fun to learn. In this list, you’ll find hands-on printables and activities to complete a Memorial Day theme that is designed for kids from preschool through second grade.
Use these educational Memorial Day activities in the classroom, at daycare, in a homeschool, or at home just for fun. Kids will love learning about Memorial Day and other educational topics with these bright and colorful hands-on activities.
How to Make a Memorial Day Learning Theme
Use these ideas to build a creative Memorial Day theme kids will love and remember. A patriotic Memorial Day Theme that includes preschool lesson plans, activities, and crafts for early learners!
Hands-On Memorial Day Activities
These activities are hands-on and tons of fun for kids.
Patriotic Paint Bombs are a colorful and fun way for children to explore the holiday.
Make Patriotic Slime in the shape of a flag and learn about why the flag looks like it does.
The Gather the Flags Activity is a fun way to teach about Memorial Day.
Kids will love this exciting Memorial Day Matching Game.
Montessori-Inspired Memorial Day Activities are perfect for curious kids.
Memorial Day Cutting Practice will help kids practice scissor skills and hand strength.
Patriotic Songs and Rhymes for Kids are perfect for using with very young children this holiday.
Supplies for a Memorial Day Theme
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Memorial Day Printables
These Memorial Day printables are perfect for early learners. All of these printables are easy to use and provide a lot of educational value for kids in early elementary and preschool.
Memorial Day Learning Packs for K-2 have all the basics for early learners.
These Patriotic Do a Dot Printables are fun and teach fine motor skills.
A Memorial Day Word Search shows kids words important for the holiday.
Letter Mazes are a fun and patriotic way to explore letters.
This Memorial Day Flag Note can help a child thank a service member who is still with us today.
Memorial Day Books
If you love books and reading, then these Memorial Day books are for you! Check them out with your early learners to learn something new this year!
Memorial Day (Let’s Celebrate) is a wonderful general overview for kids.
A Memorial Day Memory teaches kids why we celebrate this holiday.
Rolling Thunder focused on the sober part of the holiday.
Memorial Day is a kid-friendly overview of the holiday.
F is for Flag teaches about what the flag means.
Memorial Day for Children is an educational book kids will love.
More Memorial Day Activities
If you need even more inspiration, try these activities!