In a little over a week the entire country will be taking a weekend to celebrate Memorial Day. We’ll all strap on our red, white, and blue gear and hit the parades and picnics.
Instead of your toddler learning about Memorial Day through parades full of fire trucks and cheeseburger overload, why not start off by engaging them in some great crafts? Use these crafts as an opportunity to teach them on a toddler level just why we celebrate Memorial Day.
Now that our oldest toddler is at the age where he is understanding more, I went searching for a couple craft ideas and (as usual) I got sucked into Pinterest. Honestly, I don’t know how I lived as a parent before Pinterest.
Lay out a ton of newspaper and get your craft on!
1. Flag Pasting Project
I love this one because with a little bit of help from mom, you can have a great flag project. The flags may not come out looking like a beautiful old glory, but it’s the thought that matters, right? Nothing better than a craft with heart!
Check out the craft at Mrs. Karen’s Preschool Ideas
2. Star Scissor Skills Project
Helping your toddler better their fine motor skills through learning how to use toddler-friendly scissors, and pasting the pieces. It makes for a cute project!
Check out the craft at DLTK’s Growing Together
3. Hand Print Flag
I love handprint crafts! I think this one is adorable because the fingers are the stripes of the flag. It could make a great decoration for your house!
Check out the craft at Be Brave, Keep Going
4. Firework Hand
Even though my toddler is deathly afraid of the sound of fireworks, this is an cute craft idea that celebrates a different aspect of the holiday than many of us think about. It is a unique craft, and that is what I like most about it; you aren’t going to see 50 different versions of the same craft!!
Check out the craft at Learn Create Love
5. Popsicle Stick Flags
This one is a little bit more complex, so your toddler would need more help from an adult, but you can do it together! Enlist your toddler for their painting skills and then of course you can assemble!
Check out the craft at A Pumpkin and a Princess