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Teach your kids about this special holiday while you make something special

Teach your kids about this special holiday while you make something special

This national holiday was established to honor those who have died in American wars. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day. It originated during the American Civil War, when citizens would place flowers on the graves of those who had been killed in battle.

The red poppy, or Remembrance Poppy, has been a symbol of lives lost to war since World War I (1914–1918), and Memorial Day poppies play a big part in the history of Memorial Day. Sales of red poppies benefit veterans associations and fund many charities and veterans causes.

Teach your kids about this important holiday and make something to remember the day too.

Make Your Own Paper Poppies - Sugar, Spice & Glitter

This is a great poppy craft for grown-ups or older kids. All you need is colored cardstock– red, yellow, black and green, scissors, craft glue, a pencil, and the downloadable template provided on the website. Once made, you can turn these into a wreath or pins for the family to wear.

Popsicle Stick Stars Door Hanger - The Keele Deal

This patriotic star door hanger is the perfect door decoration for Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Labor Day and all summer long. It's quick to make and the supplies are things you probably already have around the house. Just grab the craft paint, glue and some twine and you are ready to go.

This Patriotic Wind Catcher is cute, festive, & super easy to make. Break out the paper plates, paint brushes, scissors, a hole punch, glue, red, white, & blue paint, plus some ribbon or string and you have a beautiful decoration to hang outdoors.

This craft offers an easy garland for your Memorial Day decor and a printable for coloring too. Print the stars and color them if you want, and then glue them onto a string, to create the garland. Easy to do and very little mess for your little ones.

Patriotic Star Wreath - The Resourceful Mama

This Star Wreath will be perfect for Memorial Day and Independence Day. Make use of paper plates and colored paper again with this simple craft. Add a little ribbon and you are good to go with this one.

We hope you and you family have some great conversation and some fun while remembering this important day and what it stands for.

If you want more crafts to do, check out our Memorial Day Pinterest page here.



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