With Memorial Day right around the corner, we've been thinking about patriotic activities and we found this awesome lesson plan over at Little Miss Kindergarten - with cute freebies! - that we thought we'd share!
Have you heard of Callista Gingrich's children's tale Sweet Land of Liberty? In the story, Ellis the Elephant travels through time and space, visiting pivotal moments in American history, to learn how America became the land of the free. While not specifically about the holiday, this book offers a great opportunity for students to learn why we have patriotic holidays in the first place and why they're important!
Along with the book, here are three awesome printables that you can use with your kiddos this Memorial Day as well! They're great for learning about one of the most important symbols of our country, the American flag!
The Pledge of Alliegence. After reciting the pledge together and discussing its purpose, for extra learning/practice you could invite your kiddos to find and circle/highlight all of the sight words!
Flag Web Organizer. This is a great way for students to record and organize their learning!
Label the American. While this worksheet doesn't have to do with the flag, it's sure to be a fun labeling exercise for your little Patriots!
Aren't these great!? To pick up a copy of these fun worksheets, be sure to visit Little Miss Kindergarten!