Memorial Day Fun and Education

Sunday, May 22, 2011

It's almost here! The big summer kick off and a fun-filled three day weekend built for relaxing with family and friends. Here's a list of links to explore that will keep you busy with preparations all week long. From history, crafts, cooking, lesson plans, puzzles, quizzes and more, it's all covered here. This list of links was complied by a local homeschool group and it was just too good not to share :) Enjoy!

General Info:
History of Memorial Day
http://www.history.com/topics/memorial-day-history
Memorial Day: A Time of Reflection
http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/holidays/memorialday1.htm
Memorial Day History
http://www.usmemorialday.org/backgrnd.html
Origins of Memorial Day - Kids for Our Troops
http://www.kidsforourtroops.org/originsofmemorialday.htm
The National Memorial Day Concert
http://www.pbs.org/memorialdayconcerthttp://www.pbs.org/memorialdayconcert/

Lesson Plans:
Celebrating Memorial Day - What is Memorial Day?
http://www.easyfunschool.com/article2169.html
Creating a Memorial Day Poster Poem
http://www.eduplace.com/activity/memorial.html
Graphing Our History of Sacrifice
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/03/lp313-04.shtml
How to Plan a Memorial Day Flag Lesson Plan
http://www.ehow.com/how_2188597_plan-memorial-day-flag-lesson.html
Learning Through Listening | Memorial Day Lesson Plans
http://www.learningthroughlistening.org/Classroom-Teaching-Tools/Lesson-Plans/Memorial-Day-Lesson-Plans/426/
Memorial Day:
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/memorial-day/teacher-resources/6644.html
Memorial Day is observed in the United States today
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/memorial-observed-united-states-30557.html
Memorial Day Lesson for ESL Students:
http://www.elcivics.com/memorial_day_lesson_1.html
Memorial Day Shoebox Parade
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/03/lp313-01.http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/03/lp313-01.shtml
Memorial Day Theme for Preschool
http://www.brighthub.com/education/early-childhood/articles/66163.http://www.brighthub.com/education/early-childhood/articles/66163.aspx
Memorial Service Lesson Plans
http://www.500festival.com/events/MemorialServiceLessonPlans.asp
Memorial Day Sunday School Lesson & Craft (Memorial Stones)
http://ministry-to-children.com/memorial-day-lesson-craft/
Remember Our Veterans Lesson Plan
http://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/detail/remember-our-veterans-lesson-plan/
Remembering the Heros of Memorial Day Lesson Plan
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1630491/remembering_the_heros_of_memorial_day.html

Remembering Those Who Gave Their Lives:
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson313.shtml
Teaching the Meaning of Memorial Day
http://www.suite101.com/content/teaching-the-meaning-of-memorial-day-a221293
The Memory Shall Be Ours: Celebrating Memorial Day
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson119.shtml
Unknown Soldier Diorama Lesson Plan
http://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/detail/unknown-soldier-diorama-lesson-plan/
Veterans in My Family
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/SSMDVeteransInMyFamily-VetMemDayIdeaP12.htm
American Wars Fact Sheet
http://www1.va.gov/opa/publications/factsheets/fs_americas_wars.pdf

Crafts:
Craft Stick Flag
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/july4/craftstickflaghttp://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/july4/craftstickflag/
Crayola® Holiday Crafts - Memorial Day
http://www.crayola.com/crafts/memorial-day-crafts/
Memorial Day Poppies
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/ArtMemorialDayPoppies24.htm
Patriotic Ribbon Dance-Along
http://crafts.kaboose.com/patrioticribbondancealong.html
Patriotic Wind Sock Craft
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/windsock/
Patriotic Wreath
http://www.ownadaycare.com/blog/memorial-day-creative-arts-preschool-lesson-plan-patriotic-wreath-activity
American Flag Fan
http://crafts.kaboose.com/american-flag-fan.html

Red, White & Blue Spinners:
http://www.makingfriends.com/spinners.htm
Sequin Flag Magnet
http://www.makingfriends.com/flag_sequin.htm

Recipes and Cooking:
Flag Cake Recipe for Memorial Day
http://kidscooking.about.com/b/2011/05/17/flag-cake-recipe-for-memorial-day.htm
How to Make Memorial Day Cupcakes
http://www.ehow.com/how_2046868_make-memorial-day-cupcakes.html
Memorial Day Desserts
http://kidscooking.about.com/od/memorialdayrecipes/tp/memorial_day_desserts.htm

Multimedia Resources:
"Memorial Day Flash Movie -- 2001" by Jackson Tuggle
http://www.usmemorialday.org/images/movies/memflash01.html
Memorial Day - Free Presentations in PowerPoint Format
http://holidays.pppst.com/memorialday.html
Memorial Day Images
http://www.usmemorialday.org/images.html

Virtual Field Trips:
Arlington National Cemetery
http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/
Memorial Day Museum
http://www.waterloony.com/MdayMus.html

Online Activities:
A Time to Remember: Memorial Day Quiz
http://www.funtrivia.com/trivia-quiz/ForChildren/A-Time-to-Remember-Memorial-Day-309728.html

American Flag Concentration Puzzle:
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/flag-c.htm
English Study Quiz - Memorial Day (Grammar Quiz)
http://www.manythings.org/voa/010525bam.htm
ESL Quiz - Memorial Day Quiz
http://a4esl.org/q/h/9901/cr-memorialday.html
Memorial Day Maze- Easy
http://www.alphabet-soup.net/mem/memorialmaze.html
Memorial Day Maze - Medium
http://www.alphabet-soup.net/mem/memorialmaze2.html
Memorial Day Maze - Tough
http://www.alphabet-soup.net/mem/memorialmaze3.html
Memorial Day Word Search
http://www.alphabet-soup.net/mem/memorialseek.html

Printouts:
Internet Scavenger Hunt: Honoring Our Veterans PDF File
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/hunt/hunt011.shtml
Memorial Day Coloring Pages
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/coloring-pages/memorial-day/
Memorial Day Printables
http://homeschooling.about.com/od/holidays/ss/memorialprint.htm
Memorial Day : Spelling Words Worksheets Builder
http://www.softschools.com/language_arts/words/worksheets/spelling_word_list420.html

Memorial Day Vocabulary Quiz Worksheet:
http://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/misc/memorialday/quiz/index.html
Memorial Day Word Jumble Puzzle PDF File
http://www.classbrain.com/artholiday/uploads/memorial_wj_a-m.pdf
Memorial Day Word Search Puzzle PDF File
http://www.classbrain.com/artholiday/uploads/memorial_day_ws.pdf
Memorial Day Worksheets for Kids
http://www.allkidsnetwork.com/worksheets/memorial-day/

Whether you are traveling, camping, hitting the beach or planning on staying in your own backyard, I hope you have a fun and memorable Memorial Day weekend! Cheers ;)

blueviolet said...

It really is kinda like summer day one, isn't it?

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