Saturday, May 4, 2024

FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON - “Memorial Day {Freebie}”

by Evenings With Drake
Pre-Kindergarten - 1st Grade

If your students could say anything to a fallen member of the United States Military on Memorial Day, what would it be? This LOW-PREP free resource was created to give your kiddos an opportunity to write a loving, caring, and supportive Memorial Day sentiment to a (fictional or real) member of the United States Armed Forces who is no longer living.

How It Works: After choosing a United States Armed Forces member (Air Force Airman, Army Private, Coast Guard Officer, Marine Corps Officer, or Navy Seaman), students are given a list of fifteen (15) heartfelt statements. One statement is selected and neatly written on the lines provided. Students then draw a picture of themselves and color the picture using crayons or colored pencils. SUGGESTION: As an extension to this activity, you may wish to have your students write letters or thank you notes to fallen, current, or retired members of the United States Armed Forces.

**This resource has been updated as of March 2021**

What's Included?

*One (1) “From My Heart” List of 15 Heartfelt Sentiments

*Five (5) “From My Heart” Heartfelt Message printables

Gentle Suggestions/Tips/Reminders:

*Because this resource deals with fallen (deceased) members of the United States Military, you may want to have a brief discussion with your students about the significance and meaning of Memorial Day PRIOR to the completion of any pages within this product.

*REMINDER: Each Memorial Day sentiment is no more than seven (7) words in length.

*Images of the military personnel may be colored using crayons and color pencils. SUGGESTION: Have the students use MULTICULTURAL OR SKIN-TONED colored pencils and crayons when coloring military personnel (or themselves).

*Images of military personnel of different ranks have been included with this resource. Depending on the academic levels and needs of your kiddos, you may wish to explain that a rank is defined as a certain job or position within the U.S. military.

*REMINDER: Feel free to use this resource as a way of honoring U.S. military veterans on Veterans Day, as well.

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