Patriotic Memorial Day Activities For Preschoolers

Looking for patriotic activities? We’ve got them! For Memorial Day weekend, we are sharing 29 Memorial Day activities for preschoolers that are so much fun and a great way to honor the military service heroes who died serving the country.

Image shows a compilation of Memorial Day crafts for preschoolers over a gray background with red flowers decorating it. Ideas come from several websites.
Here are some creative ideas for Memorial Day celebrations.

Easy Memorial Day Crafts and Activities for Young Children

Memorial Day is a national holiday in the United States of America observed every year on the last Monday of May, where we honor and mourn military service members that made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the armed forces. Everyone, not just military families, celebrates this important holiday, which is why we share simple ways you can do at home.

It’s a great opportunity to talk about the meaning of Memorial Day and other dates like the Fourth of July and Veteran’s Day. We put together the best activities for preschoolers, but a lot of these activities can be enjoyed by older kids and the whole family.

Did you know that this date also marks the beginning of Summer?!

Grab your crafting materials, and let’s start.

Image shows a preschooler showing his paper plate memorial day craft. Idea from Kids Activities Blog
Paper plates make for great crafts.

1. Fun Preschool Memorial Day Craft: Fireworks Marble Painting

You only need a few supplies to make this preschool Memorial Day craft. The best part is watching the marbles roll in the paint! Doesn’t that sound fun?

Image shows a printable Memorial Day coloring page next to some markers, colored letters, colored pencils, and over a green background. Idea from Kids Activities Blog.
Let’s color some printables.

2. Memorial Day Coloring Pages

Print and color these free printable Memorial Day coloring pages with your favorite markers, coloring pencils, or watercolors while learning about the importance of this patriotic celebration.

Image shows a closeup picture of a DIY 4th of July shirt. Idea from Kids Activities Blog
Making this shirt is the simplest thing – so easy.

3. DIY 4th of July Shirt Tutorial to Make an American Flag T-Shirt

Grab a white classic tee, sponge, paint, and stickers, and let’s make patriotic shirts. Just follow the steps – the results are amazing!

Image shows a kid aking a coffee filter craft star. Idea from Simple fun for kids
Kids will love creating patriotic stars too.

4. Red, White, and Blue Coffee Filter Stars

Make some red, white, and blue coffee filter stars within minutes, and use them to decorate your windows. So cute and vibrant! From Simple Fun for Kids.

Image shows a red flower
You can create beautiful crafts with simple supplies.

5. Crepe Paper Poppy Craft for Kids to Make for Remembrance Day

Make this beautiful crepe paper poppy craft for kids of all ages for Remembrance Day, Veterans Day, Memorial Day, or Anzac Day. From Happy Hooligans.

Image shows the steps to making an American flag shirt with a handprint. Idea from Deceptively Educational
We love crafts that you can wear!

6. July 4th Painted Flag Shirt

You can make this fun craft today if you’ve got some acrylic craft paint and a white cotton shirt… and a little kiddo wanting to participate, of course! From Deceptively Educational.

Image shows a finished suncatcher craft with an American flag theme. Idea from A little pinch of perfect
The white stars look so beautiful!

7. Patriotic Suncatcher Kids Craft For Fourth Of July & Memorial Day

Kids can make a flag-inspired Patriotic Suncatcher Craft for any American holiday. We love that it glows like fireworks when put in the sun. From A Little Pinch of Perfect.

Image shows popsicle stick American flag craft. Idea from A pumpkin and a princess
Make this cute craft with your kids!

8. Popsicle Stick Flags

This craft is so simple to put together – all you need is popsicle sticks, red, white, and blue paint, glue, and some extra decorations for the stars. Let’s put our creativity to work! From A Pumpkin and a Princess.

Image shows an ice paint american flag craft. Idea from B-inspired mama
Have you ever heard of ice paint before?

9. Ice Paint American Flag Craft

This Ice Paint American Flag Craft is a super fun multimedia project and a great alternative to traditional painting. Kids of all ages will love it! From B-Inspired Mama.

Image shows a straw flag craft on a DIY sticky tray. Idea from Modern Preschool
Such a fun way to enhance fine motor skills.

10. Fine Motor Straw Flag Sticky Tray

Fine motor activities are a hit with many toddlers and preschoolers! This straw flag sticky tray is a great way to introduce little ones to the American flag. From Modern Preschool.

Image shows two pictures of a little girl playing with playdough on a table. Idea from Totschooling
Everyone loves playdough!

11. Free American Flag playdough Mat

This free playdough mat is sure to be a big hit! All you need is red playdough for the stripes and white playdough for the stars. From Totschooling.

Image shows an alphabet game with a 4th of july theme. Idea from tot schooling
Let’s learn while having fun!

12. 4th Of July Alphabet Game For Preschoolers

Kids will love practicing their ABC’s with this fun printable game for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, and other important national holidays. It includes both uppercase and lowercase letters. From Totschooling.

Image shows a Memorial Day sensory bottle on a white table. Idea from Craft Play Learn
We also have sensory play ideas.

13. Memorial Day Sensory Bottle For Kids

This Memorial Day sensory bottle activity is super fun and super easy too. You’ll need just a few supplies to start, and you’re pretty much sorted. From Craft Play Learn.

Image shows an American flag made with decorated cookies, and a kid's hand grabbing one. Idea from Red Ted Art
Did anybody say cookies?!

14. Easy 4th July Cookie Decorating Activity For Kids

These 4th July Cookies are so easy to decorate and make for a great party with lots of kids and grown-ups. From Red Ted Art.

Image shows a DIY discovery bottle with a 4th of July theme. Idea from Teaching 2 and 3 year olds
Discovery bottles are a great idea at all times.

15. How To Make Festive Preschool 4th Of July Discovery Bottles

Make your own preschool American flag discovery bottles! These are so fun to make, with lots of pouring and shaking. Perfect for summer camp or home activity! From Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds.

Image shows a 4th of July tin craft hanging outdoors. Idea from Real Creative Organized
Decorate your home with these cute crafts.

16. Real Summer of Fun ~ 4th of July Craft

Make this adorable recycled tin can windsocks to decorate your home during Memorial Day and spend quality time with the family while making it. From Real Creative Real Organized.

Image shows a table with splatter paint art decorations. Idea from The preschool toolbox blog
Kids will love making their own art.

17. 4th Of July Splatter Paint Art Decorations For Preschoolers

Preschoolers can participate in the fun of preparing for the event while having a messy outdoor splatter art experience. Use the result to make placemats and table centerpieces for your get-together. From The Preschool Toolbox Blog.

Image shows two pictures of the process of a kid making a 4th of July craft. Idea from Mess for less
We have more paper plate crafts to try.

18. 4th Of July Craft – Noisemaker

Kids will have so much fun making noisemakers for the Memorial Day parade or home celebrations. They can be done with things you already have at home. From Mess For Less.

Image shows a slime with a patriotic theme. Idea fromLittle bins for little hands
Slime is so much fun.

19. Patriotic Slime for Memorial Day Science

Quick and easy patriotic slime for Memorial Day! Slime is easy to make and is a great science lesson even for young kids. From Little Bins For Little Hands.

Image shows a kid holding a cupcake liner flower patriotic craft. Idea from Fireflies and mudpies
Grab your cupcake liners to make some flowers.

20. Patriotic Cupcake Liner Flowers

Kids will have a blast making patriotic cupcake liner flowers for Memorial Day or the 4th of July. They are an easy craft for children of all ages and look cute gathered in mason jars as a festive centerpiece. From Fireflies and Mudpies.

Image shows a kid holding a paper straw bubble blower. From Pint sized treasures
A fun activity for kids of all ages.

21. Paper Straw Bubble Flowers

These Patriotic Bubble Blowers are the perfect way to help your child celebrate any American patriotic holiday! You and your kids can whip up this craft in minutes with just a few materials. From Pint Sized Treasures.

Image shows a star counting game with an American flag theme. Idea from The Kindergarten connection
Let’s practice our counting skills.

22. Patriotic Stars Counting Clip Cards

These free Patriotic Stars Counting Clip Cards are perfect to have on hand for any patriotic holiday, or any time you want to work on counting sets! From The Kindergarten Connection.

Image shows the process of making slime with a patriotic theme. Idea from JDaniel4's Mom.
Try this slime recipe too!

23. Patriotic Homemade Slime and Graphing Activity

You can easily create this patriotic homemade slime for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or any other patriotic holiday. Kids will love playing with it for hours and you’ll love how easy to clean up it is. From JDaniel4’s Mom.

Image shows a kid playing with patriotic dough play. From Glitter on a dime
Here’s another fun sensory activity with a patriotic theme.

24. Patriotic Cloud Dough Play Tray

If you have never made cloud dough before, you must try it! It is so easy to make. The kids can even do most of it themselves and the ingredients are easy to find and super cheap! It’s the perfect activity. From Glitter on a Dime.

Image shows a water science experiment to make an American flag. idea from From Engineer to SAHM
Let’s learn some science too.

25. Make an American Flag Using Water Science Experiments

Looking for a fun activity that also teaches kids about science? Here are two water science experiments to color the American flag! Via From Engineer to Stay At Home Mom.

Image shows two red white and blue stars for a patriotic activity craft. Idea from Live Well Play Together
Make your own flags stars!

26. Red, White, & Blue Stars | Patriotic Craft for Toddlers & Preschoolers

This craft will take about 15 minutes to put together and the best part is that you do not need a lot of craft supplies or a high craft skill level. And the result is so adorable! From Live Well Play Together.

Image shows a pom-pom American flag painting craft in the process. Idea from Crafty Morning
Preschoolers will love working with pom-poms!

27. Pom-Pom American Flag Painting Craft for Kids

Get rid of the paintbrush – and try something new to paint with. Grab some clothespins and pom-poms to make a cool American flag craft! From Crafty Morning.

Image shows a cutting practice worksheet printable with a memorial Day theme. Idea from 3 boys and a dog
Here’s an activity that helps kids work on their cutting skills.

28. Memorial Day Cutting Practice

If you want to help the kids learn about Memorial Day, these scissor cutting printable activities are a great stepping stone. They are a fun and festive learning time for the kids. From 3 Boys and a Dog.

Image shows a color by number Memorial day coloring page. idea from Leap of faith crafting
Color by number printables are a fun way to practice numbers.

29. FREE Memorial Day Color By Number {6 Sheets!}

A color-by-number worksheet is a great way to keep kids having fun while working on fine motor skills, number recognition, color recognition, and art. These are Memorial Day themed but can be used on 4th of July and Veteran’s Day. From Leap Of Faith Crafting.


Which Memorial Day activity for preschoolers will you try first?

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