Memorial Day

Celebrate Memorial Day with kids with our activities, printables, and resources honoring those who have sacrificed their lives for America's freedom.

10 Simple Ways to Support Our Troops

If you're looking to honor our troops on Memorial Day, Labor Day, or any day, check out this list of easy but meaningful gestures. From donating cell phones and calling cards to making crafts and quilts, there are many ways to thank U.S. soldiers and their families for their sacrifice, and it's a great way to teach your kids about giving back. read more

All About Memorial Day

A description of Memorial Day activities, including pictures. read more

Camping Essentials

Camping can be a fun and cheap family activity or vacation. But you do need quite a few supplies to manage life in the great outdoors. Find out what you'll need to pack for your next camping adventure, and remember to check with your campground to see if they supply items like picnic tables and firewood, and whether fully functional restrooms are available. Consider doing a test-run in your backyard if your family is new to camping. Also, check out the best camping foods and recipes! read more

Color the American Flag

Print off this American flag to color. read more

Frozen Flowers

Frozen Flowers The nice thing about a break in the weather that occurs around Memorial Day is the beginning of the growing season. You can celebrate the gift of flowers in your life by making these unique floral arrangements that are “frozen” in time. read more

Memorial Day Quiz

See how much you know about Memorial Day with this quiz. read more

Memorial Day Word Fill-In

Fill in the blanks and learn facts about the origin and traditions of Memorial Day. read more

Memorial Day: Exercises

Use this handout with the <a href="/node/18778">story of Memorial Day</a>. read more

Patriotic Craft Activities for Kids

Kids can celebrate Presidents' Day, the Fourth of July, and other civic holidays in style with our great patriotic decorations. They'll learn about America, its history, and the holidays, while creating colorful crafts. read more

Top 10 Backyard Party Games for All Ages

Looking for some fun outdoor games to play at your next barbecue or family party? Good ol' fashioned group games — from sack races to cornhole and other toss games — are all the rage these days! So check out this list of our favorite old and new outdoor games (to buy or DIY) that will make your backyard the ultimate kid-friendly party spot this summer. Many of these games are also great for the beach! read more

Top 10 Camping Foods and Recipes

Keep your campers happy with kid-friendly, familiar meals while you're roughing it. These foods are easy to travel with and can be cooked right over the campfire or on a portable camping stove. Remember to pack all your camping essentials, and store your food in coolers and sturdy containers — and inside your car, if possible to keep critters away. Bon appétit in the wilderness, campers! read more