Memorial Day weekend means different things to different people. Today I’m sharing how you can teach your children the importance and true meaning of Memorial Day.
For some, Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to summer. For others, it is a time to honoring the U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in our U.S. Armed Forces. Today I’m sharing how you can teach your children the importance of Memorial Day.
This is the first year I’m explaining the importance of Memorial Day to my three year old, Annabelle. She is old enough to understand the holiday and she learned a little bit at preschool about its significance.
How to Teach Your Children About Memorial Day
It’s not just a long weekend – I found myself explaining to Annabelle why Daddy was home today and feel like she sort of understands the meaning of the holiday.
- Memorial Day is for remembering and honoring those who sacrificed their lives while serving in the armed forces. For many, it is also a day to honor family and friends who have died.
- Encourage a moment of remembrance on this holiday. Ideas include having a moment of silence, taking a moment to say a prayer, or perhaps ringing a bell in remembrance of those who have done so much for this country.
- Have your children create a card or picture to be sent to a soldier serving overseas, through organizations like Operation Gratitude and A Million Thanks.
- Teach your children about medals of honor. You can print a Medal of Honor coloring page and learn the history behind our brave Soldiers.
- Go to a Memorial Day parade.
Source: This great article has tips in detail.