Memorial day

Memorial day is a Federal holiday ,celebrated in the U.S on the last Monday of May.

It honors and mourns the heroes who have died while serving in the U.S Armed Forces.

It also marks the unofficial start of summer in the U.S.

Some activities that you can do with children on occasion of this Holiday are as follows:

(Though some of the ideas mentioned may not be possible due to the pandemic situation we are currently in…..)

Read a book about the holiday. (Rookie Read- About holiday series is a great book for young children).

Do arts and crafts project to teach children about the country, the flag, the significance of the stripes and stars on the flag etc.

Visit historic landmarks like Washington memorial , Statue of Liberty etc or Look at pictures of the landmarks and talk about them.

Go to a Memorial day parade.

Honor veterans in your community.

Make recipes using red, white, blue colors like the flag with the fruits: strawberry, blueberry and bananas.

Ask children to make different words from the word “Memorial day” : for example- may, mile, day, ray etc. (Rule being they can only use the letters and the number of letters present in the word ,”Memorial day”. The new word they make can have 1- 2 ‘m’, 1-2 ‘a’, 1 ‘o’ and so on. This can also be done as a “Family fun game activity” to see who can make the most words.

Last but not the least, talk to children about the sacrifices the army heroes /soldiers make for us to be free.

Check montessorireflections_geetha on Instagram for Memorial day craft ideas.

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Geetha Nagarajan

My name is Geetha. I was introduced to Montessori as a parent and then choose it to be my career. I have over 13 years of experience in a Montessori primary classroom. I have a Masters Degree in Plant Sciences from India and a Masters in Educational Leadership from UNT (Denton, TX) and my Montessori Early childhood certification from American Montessori Society (AMS).

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