Best Memorial Day Crafts for Kids
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Are you looking for fun Memorial day crafts for kids? Patriotic crafts are fun activities for kids that are a great way to get kids of all ages to take part in Memorial Day weekend. They need to know about our veterans who died while serving.

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I love Memorial Day! It’s a day for me to reflect.  It’s the unofficial start of summer and it’s a three day weekend for everyone with family celebrations outdoors, like barbecues, picnics and red, white, and blue desserts.

Did you know?

Memorial Day was Originally Called Decoration Day.

The first Decoration Day was held on May 5, 1868 to honor the Union soldiers who had died in the Civil War. (The South refused to participate and instead held their own separate Confederate Memorial Days.) It wasn’t until after World War I that the holiday became known as Memorial Day and expanded to include those lost in all American wars.

It is a day of honoring those who have died fighting for our country.  As a first generation American in my family, I am proud to be able to be included in this holiday. My boys are second generation Americans and love doing crafts, especially patriotic crafts like American Flag crafts.

Memorial Day Activities and Traditions

There are many traditions associated with Memorial Day. Some people visit cemeteries to lay flowers or flags on the graves of fallen soldiers. Others participate in parades or other patriotic ceremonies. And of course, many people simply take the time to remember and give thanks for the sacrifice of others.

Whatever you do to celebrate Memorial Day, easy Memorial Day crafts are a great way to involve kids and help them understand the meaning of the holiday. So get out the glitter and glue and let them get creative!

Here are some of the best ideas we’ve seen:

  • A wreath made out of red, white, and blue paper or fabric strips
  • Handprint flags (great for toddlers!)
  • Memorial Day coloring pages or coloring sheets with patriotic images
  • Handprint flags (great for toddlers!)
  • Memorial Day coloring pages or coloring sheets with patriotic images
  • Patriotic necklaces made out of stars and stripes beads
  • Miniature Memorial Day flags to wave or use as decorations
  • A paper plate bald eagle (or other patriotic animal) puppet
  • Cards or banners with patriotic messages like “Thank you for your service” or “Remembering those who have served”
  • paper plate Uncle Sam Craft
  • A Memorial Day memory collage with photos, newspaper clippings, and other memorabilia
  • A time capsule filled with things related to current events, to be opened on a future Memorial Day

DIY Memorial Day Crafts for Kids

Check out these fun crafts for any Patriotic Holiday including the Fourth of July or Flag Day.

Memorial Day Crafts for Kids

Memorial Day Crafts for Kids

How fun are all these patriotic crafts? These are some great ideas to get the kids crafting! Which one are you going to make with your children?



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