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Memorial Day Crafts, Projects, and Worksheets

These Memorial Day crafts projects are for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children.

Memorial Day honors US soldiers who died fighting for their country. In 1971, the US Congress declared Memorial Day to be a national holiday, to be celebrated on the last Monday of May each year. Honoring the spirit of fallen US heroes is the purpose of Memorial Day. Many people observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and war memorials, and leaving flags, flowers, or notes on the graves of soldiers.

The crafts use materials found around the house, like paper, cardboard, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc. See a page about color mixing to see how to combine paint to make all the colors of the rainbow.

To learn more about the U.S.A., click here.

Click on any of the projects to go to the instructions. Have fun!

STAR WREATH

Make a patriotic red, white, and blue star wreath from construction paper and a paper plate.
STAND-ALONE STAR

Make a paper star that can stand by itself on a table.
PATRIOTIC PINWHEEL


Make a pinwheel from paper, a pencil and a pushpin.
CRAFT STICK FLAG


Make a little US flag from craft sticks.
PATRIOTIC PEBBLE

Paint a pebble and make a wonderful, patriotic symbol.

PATRIOTIC WIND SOCK


Make a great windsock from an oatmeal box and paper.
5-POINTED STAR


Make a 5-pointed star the same way that was used for the first US flag.
STRING OF STARS


You can decorate any area with a patriotic flair!
PATRIOTIC PLANT POTS


Put your plants in patriotic pots!
Penny Pendant

A patriotic necklace to wear.

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A Veteran's Story

Write a page about a relative or friend who was in the army, marines, navy, air force, coast guard, or national reserve. Who was this person (what is their relationship to you), when did this person serve, was it during a war (if so, which one), what did that person do during their service, and what are their recollections of their service?
Alphabetical Order

Put 10 Memorial Day Words in Alphabetical Order - Worksheet

Put 10 Memorial Day words in alphabetical order. The words are: honor, service sacrifice, veteran, death, cemetery, grief, May. Go to the answers.
US Flag Printout

US Flag Printout

Color the US flag.

Two US Flags Printout

Color two US flags and learn about the history of the flag.



The US Flag

A short, printable book on the history of the US flag.
US Flag

USA Flag: Color and Count

Color the flag of the United States of America according to the directions, then count the stars, stripes, number of points on each star, and other components of the flag.
Answers
Dont Tread on Me: Coloring/Quiz Printout
Dont Tread on Me flag


Read about this historic flag, color it, and answer questions about it. Answers

Symbols of the USA

A page on some of the many symbols that represent the United States of America.
George Washington

Quiz on Important People in American History

A word scavenger hunt for students in Grades 2-3, using the Little Explorers Picture Dictionary.

US Air Force Flag

Print and color the flag of the US Air Force.

US Army Flag

Print and color the flag of the US Army.

US Marine Corps

Print and color the flag of the USMC.

US Navy Flag

Print and color the flag of the US Navy.

US Coast Guard Flag

Print and color the flag of the US Coast Guard.

US POW-MIA Flag


Print and color the flag that represents and honors US military Prisoners of War and those Missing In Action.
multiple choice

Courage Definition - Multiple Choice Comprehension Quiz

Answer 8 multiple choice questions on the definition of courage; a lesson in using a dictionary. Go to the answers.
acrostic poem

America: Acrostic Poem

Write a poem about America. Start each line with a letter from the word "America."
acrostic poem

Write an Acrostic Poem About Freedom

Write a poem about freedom. Start each line with a letter from the word "freedom."
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Find a Military Word for Each Letter

See if you can think of and write down a military-related word for each letter of the alphabet. Or go to a sample answer page.
soldier

Memorial Day:
Word Hunt Worksheet

How many words can you make using the letters from "Memorial Day"? Sample answers: dream, memory, dial, ... Go to worksheet with 30 blanks or a worksheet with 50 blanks.
US Flag and Eagles Letterhead


Print out a US flag and eagles letterhead to make patriotic stationery.


Military Theme Page

Worksheets, short books, and coloring printouts related to the US military.
Word Hunt

Stars and Stripes:
Word Hunt Worksheet

How many words can you make using the letters from "Stars and Stripes"? Sample answers: spear, pasta, sandier... Go to worksheet with 30 blanks or a worksheet with 50 blanks.
Match syllables

Match the Syllables: US Flag Words

Match two syllables to make 10 US flag words. The words are flagstaff, banner, country, symbol, salute, nation, thirteen, fifty, flying, glory. Or go to the answers.
US flag

Circle the Correctly-Spelled US Flag Words

Circle the correct spelling of US flag words, and then color the picture of the words. The words are flag, banner, stars, stripes, thirteen, fifty, flagpole, finial, haf-mast, salute.
Teter: Stars and Stripes
Teter: Stars and Stripes

A coloring page based on the Mark Rockhold Teter quilt "Stars and Stripes."

Or paint it online.

Work Bank Printouts:


List of Military Words

This is a word bank of words related to the military.


Military Anagrams

This is a word bank of anagrams of words about the military. An anagram is a word or phrase that is made by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase. For example, spot is an anagram of tops.

Patriotic US Nametags to Print:
Eagle Nametags

Bald Eagle Nametag Printable (Black-and-White)

Eight eagle nametags in black-and-white on one printable page.
Eagle Nametags

Bald Eagle Nametag Printable (Color)

Eight eagle nametags in color on one printable page.
US Flag Nametags

US Flag Nametag Printable (Black-and-White)

Eight US flag nametags in black-and-white on one printable page.
US Flag Nametags

US Flag Nametag Printable (Color)

Eight US flag nametags in color on one printable page.
US Flag Nametags

US Flag Nametag Printable (Black-and-White)

Eight US flag nametags in black-and-white on one printable page.
US Flag Nametags

US Flag Nametag Printable (Color)

Eight US flag nametags in color on one printable page.

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