We have always enjoyed hands-on activities and crafts, especially when it is related to holidays. I love teaching my children about Memorial Day while decorating our home with patriotic themed crafts. If you are looking to do the same, you are going to love these easy kids crafts for Memorial Day.
Memorial Day is a special day where we can teach our children to remember the men and women that have died while serving our country. Many families and friends celebrate by having cook-outs, pool parties and fun gatherings.
My husband was in the military and we have friends that have served and lost their lives. We do gather together with friends to celebrate Memorial Day, and we always discuss the reason behind this day.
It is important to to teach our children about the sacrifices that others have made.
One thing that we enjoy doing with every holiday are crafts. Making crafts together is a great way to discuss the importance of the holiday. Small children may have a difficult time when speaking about death, so crafts really help to lighten the mood.
While you are crafting you can talk about honoring those lives that were lost and remembering what they did for our country. We enjoy decorating our home with patriotic crafts as a memorial and honor.
Easy Kids Crafts for Memorial Day:
These crafts are simple and easy to do. They don’t require trips to the craft store for extra supplies you may not already have at your house. I have even included some hands-on and sensory activities for kids that enjoy those types of crafts.
Printable Memorial Day Crafts:
Printable crafts are great because there are not a lot of supplies needed other than your printer and some school supplies found around the house.
Patriotic Star Craft Download – This is a fun craft that your children can decorate and customize. All you need to do is print it and cut it out. Your kids can paint it, color it and use stickers to complete the star.
Red White and Blue Party Printables – These party printables are perfect to decorate your house and for having guests over. Kids can color the bunting, and party circles for cupcake and food decor.
Patriotic Chalk Art Craft – These printables will have your children making adorable chalk art stars and fireworks with the easy template. They will look adorable hung up around the house.
Stars and Stripes Banner – This is a quick and easy craft that you can set up for some cheap and festive decor for your home.
Memorial Day Fun Pack – This printable pack has word searches, coloring pages and more to teach your kids about Memorial Day.
Easy Hands-On Crafts:
These crafts are a little more hands-on than just using pages that you can print, but they are still fairly easy and a lot of fun. Many of these will make for some great inexpensive holiday decor.
American Flag Craft – Kids will use a white crayon to draw the stars and stripes that will later show up when you paint over them.
Patriotic Memorial Day Wreath Craft – This wreath can easily be made with dollar store supplies and fabric and ribbons found in your craft stash.
Magazine Mosaic Flag Craft – This craft is made from finding colored pieces out of magazines. It is a cute and creative collage idea.
Memorial Day Wind Socks – All you need is a ring or hoop and some dollar store plastic tablecloths. This will make for a pretty outdoor decoration.
DIY Patriotic Rag Wreath – I love rag wreaths and made them often with my mother when I was a child. They are cute and festive and easy for little hands to tear and tie.
Simple Flag Craft – Create a cute American flag with decorative paper straws.
Patriotic Sun Catcher – What a fun craft idea that you can hang in your window. It will glow like real fireworks when the sun shines through.
Easy Paper Plate American Flag Craft – Everyone has paper plates around the house during holidays. This is an easy craft that only uses paper plates and some paint. You can use markers too if you don’t want the mess.
Heart American Flag Craft – This is such a sweet craft using construction paper and glue.
Memorial Day Sensory Ideas:
My kids, even the older ones have always enjoyed sensory bins and sensory activities. These patriotic themed bins and activities are perfect to set out for children to play with on Memorial Day. They look festive and cute too.
American Flag Playdough Mat – Before there were sensory bins, there was play dough. Kids love playdough and they will enjoy creating an American Flag out of it on this playdough mat.
Patriotic Slime – Slime is the ultimate sensory activity. This red, white and blue slime gets a patriotic twist with confetti stars.
Stars and Stripes Sensory Bin – This bin is easy to set up and uses food coloring, white sand, glow in the dark stars and popcorn kernels.
Montessori Insprired Memorial Day Activities – We love these patriotic hands-on ideas.
Patriotic Sensory Bottle – Sensory bottles are great because everything is contained in one piece. Your children will enjoy putting this together with you to play with later.
Red White and Blue Army Sensory Play Bin – This bin uses cute plastic army men and colored salt.
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!