Memorial Day is meant to honor American men and women who died in military service. It has also become a start-of-summer celebration for many. I think it’s possible to have both a fun Memorial Day holiday celebration for children as well as help them learn about the holiday’s true meaning.
You’ll find a lot of resources for explaining Memorial Day to your child on my Kids’ Patriotic Activities (U.S.) Pinterest board. You’ll also find many free printables and activities that are easy to prepare quickly. You could even prepare a simple Montessori-inspired patriotic tray with red, white, and blue papers along with markers, scissors, glue, and optional materials such as stickers or a hole punch.
Here I’ll share some Montessori-inspired Memorial Day printables and activities I’ve found around the blogosphere. If you live outside the United States, variations of these activities can be used for patriotic holidays in your own country.
Montessori-Inspired Patriotic Printables
US Landmarks and Symbols — free 3-part Montessori cards from The Homeschool Den
American Symbols and Landmarks Memory Game from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Symbols of America Free 3-Part Card Download from Mondorfment
Montessori-Inspired Patriotic Activities
Montessori Curriculum Ideas for Memorial Day, Memorial Day – Peace Education in the Montessori Classroom, U.S. Memorial Day in the Montessori Classroom from North American Montessori Center
Kids’ Patriotic Activities Pinterest Board
Along with Memorial Day history and explanations, you’ll find activities for Memorial Day and any of the U.S. patriotic holidays on my Kids’ Patriotic Activities Pinterest Board. There are activities of all types and for many different levels.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day! 🙂
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