Best Memorial Day Activities for Kids

Explore Arlington National Cemetery in 3D

Many of our country's most revered figures, including presidents, military leaders, and other notable figures, are buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Go on a virtual scavenger quest

Remembering the brave men and women who gave their lives for our freedom is a lesson we learn every Memorial Day. 

Peruse some memorial day poetry

You may be familiar with John McCrae's In Flanders Fields, a poem written in the first-person perspective of a number of men who perished during World War I. 

Build a Barrier for Harmony.

In this thought-provoking activity, students will write in response to a Memorial Day-themed topic.

Send letters to servicemen and women

A Million Thanks is an organization that helps military personnel stay in touch with their loved ones at home. 

Explore the Veteran History Project's narratives

The wonderful Veterans History Project collection will be investigated by students using this Read Write Think lesson plan.

Ways in which Memorial Day is different from Veterans Day

The American flag, blue beads, and a blue flair pen sit on a table in this close-up of Memorial Day festivities.

Take a trip to D-Day

The homepage has an interactive narrative map centered on four men who served in World War II. 

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