1.) National Cemetery Diorama
My daughter and I have had a LOT of free time this week, as her school year is over and my part-time job / volunteering commitments are finished for the summer. So, feeling crafty, we made a national cemetery diorama. My daughter enjoyed placing the flags next to each grave (and she can do it over and over again.)
Of course, it is not a happy book, but I think it does a good job of appropriately explaining the ultimate sacrifice given by so many members of our military. Not only that, but it shows how those sacrifices emotionally affect future generations.
3.) Memorial Day Word Search
My kids enjoy doing word puzzles, so I went on the Lakeshore Learning website and used their free word search generator to make a Memorial Day-themed word search. Feel free to download the one I made at the links below, or go back to the website to create your own!