Memorial Day was originally named Decoration Day and is a day that is intended to honor those who have died in service of our country. No matter where you stand politically in regards to war, it is important to teach our children about the men and women who have died in service to our country. An excellent way to do this is to read some books to them. A few books that I recommend are:
Take a trip to your local library to see if they have these or other books that would help to teach your children about Memorial Day. If you wish to purchase these books for your personal library then just follow the links to Amazon.com and purchase them there.
On HighlightKids.com I found an excellent project for children to make a foam Memorial Day Wreath. If you have or are purchasing star shapped cookie cutters for this project have them do double duty and make some Memorial Day sugar cookies to munch after your craft project.
These projects will all make great things to do if the weather is cold or rainy outside. If you want to spend some time outside this weekend how about packing a picnic lunch and heading to the park to play kickball or catch with the kids. If you are allowed to have a fire ring in your backyard top the day off with a backyard bonfire and smores.
Whatever you do this weekend; I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day celebration!