Holiday: Memorial Day

This toolset is all about Memorial Day it includes: videos, worksheets, crafts, activities, books, lesson plans and poetry.

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    Table of Contents: Memorial Day

    2. Veteran's Day, President's Day & Memorial Day Video
    3. Memorial Day: Some Gave All
    4. The Meaning of Memorial Day
    5. Celebrate Memorial Day
    6. Memorial Day with Kids
    7. Memorial Day Crafts for Kids
    8. Memorial Day Resources
    9. Memorial Day Scavenger Hunt
    10. Memorial Day Online Puzzles
    11. Children's Literature for Memorial Day 
    12. Recommended Children's books for Memorial Day
    13. Memorial Day Websites
    14. Memorial Day Teacher Site
    15. Lesson Plans and Activities
    16. Memorial Day Lesson Plans 
    17. Classroom Resources Grades 5-12
    18. Memorial Day Poems

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    Veteran's Day, President's Day & Memorial Day Video

    These three video clips discuss Veteran's Day, President's Day and Memorial Day separately. This is a great video to help explain the holidays that elementary children usually don't understand. In a little over 2 min each, the clips use video and photograps taken from Washington DC to show why each day is imporant with a suggestion how they could celebrate them; other then just being excited for a day off from school.

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    Memorial Day: Some Gave All

    This video features the song "Some Gave All" with music by: Billy Ray Cyrus. It is a great video to show students for them to develop an understanding of Memorial Day and why we are the land of the free.

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    The Meaning of Memorial Day

    Memorial Day weekend is about more than barbecues, blockbusters and the beach. It's a time to honor those who have served our country. Time for Kids have an article, "The Meaning of Memorial Day" teachers please share this with your students.

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    Celebrate Memorial Day

    President Richard Nixon declared Memorial Day a federal holiday on the last Monday in May. Cities all around the U.S. will hold their own celebrations to pay respect to the men and women who have died in wars or in the service of their country. Teaching the meaning of Memorial Day to your students is crucial.

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    Memorial Day with Kids

    Celebrate Memorial Day with kids with our activities, printables, and resources honoring those who have sacrificed their lives for America's freedom.

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    Memorial Day Crafts for Kids

    There are many printable templates for children's Memorial Day activities. These activities are suitable for preschool, kindergarten and gradeschool kids.

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    Memorial Day Resources

    There are many teacher resources about Memorial Day. This website has crafts, activities and many printable templates.

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    Memorial Day Scavenger Hunt

    This document provides a list of items for a Memorial Day Scavenger Hunt. Elementary students will love it!

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    Memorial Day Online Puzzles

    In memory of our honored soldiers who fought for our country. Happy Memorial Day! Celebrate by completing the online puzzles.

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    Children's Literature for Memorial Day

    Recommended reading for Memorial Day ideas, customs, activities, crafts, fun, and background about the holiday.

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    Recommended Children's Books for Memorial Day

    Recommended children's literature selections, non-fiction books, and teaching resources for Memorial Day.

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    Memorial Day Websites

    The Memorial Day holiday is very special in America the videos and websites are a great remembrance of why America is land of the free. Teachers please share this with your students even make a lesson about Memorial Day with these great websites!

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    Memorial Day Teacher Site

    Teachers here is a great history site about Memorial Day, it is very informational for you and your students!

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    Lesson Plans and Activities

    Memorial Day is a day of remembrance. Education World celebrates this special holiday with activities, music, and Web-based ideas to help the children in your classroom understand Memorial Day's significance. Memorial Day Lesson Ideas are: Remembering Those Who Gave Their Lives: Lessons for Memorial Day and What does Memorial Day mean to your students?

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    Memorial Day Lesson Plans

    Introduction: Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in military service to their country. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, it was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of any war or military action. There are a variety of lesson plans to teach the students about Memorial Day!

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    Classroom Resources Grades 5-12

    Observed on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day honors the men and women who died while serving in the United States military. In addition to having celebrations with family and friends, many people visit cemeteries and memorials and place flags on the grave sites of fallen servicemen and women. The ReadWriteThink website features a lot of great classroom resources for grade 5-12, please check them out!

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    Memorial Day Poems

    A collection of inspirational Memorial Day poems. Poems can be shared as peace prayers or memorial poetry.

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