Memorial Day is an American holiday. Originally called Decoration Day, it is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service to our country. It can be difficult to help children understand the significance of Memorial Day or to grasp the sheer number of men and women who have died serving our country, so that we may enjoy freedom. Listed below are some Memorial Day activities to help your children remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Memorial Day Activities for Children
1. Visit a Military Cemetery or Memorial. Bring flowers or prepare a statement of thanks to read aloud while you are there.
2. Read “The Wall“, a Reading Rainbow book, by Eve Bunting ($6.99 on Amazon) or visit your local library and read some other books on Memorial Day.
4. Pay a visit to a Veteran’s Hospital and spend some time listening to the stories of injured servicemen. Pass out some small flags, a small gift or homemade craft as a token of your appreciation.
5. Recite the Pledge of Allegiance and sing the National Anthem.
In what ways will you be remembering the fallen on Memorial Day?
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Originally published on May 24, 2012. Updated for content. This blog is reader-supported and contains affiliate links.